Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
There's more drama in Lakerland today as forward Devin Ebanks is being sued for sexual assault, according to TMZ.
Less than a month after being arrested on suspicion of DUI, Devin Ebanks' name is in the news again for all of the wrong reasons.
According to TMZ, Ebanks is being sued for sexual assault. This accusation dates back to last year when Ebanks was being investigated in a rape case. Ebanks was cleared of the charge due to a lack of evidence at the time, though now the woman is filing a civil suit.
As we reported, the woman filed a report with the LAPD, which then conducted a rape investigation -- but the L.A. County D.A. refused to file charges against Ebanks due to lack of evidence.
Now, the woman's hoping to recover monetary damages in civil court -- suing Ebanks for sexual assault and battery, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She's suing for unspecified damages.
It's important to reiterate that sufficient evidence of Ebanks' guilt was not found when the LAPD investigated last year. That said, for this accusation to pop up again is certainly disconcerting, and Ebanks' recent mishap with his DUI will not put him in the best of light in a civil case.