Update 3/22 (12:20 am):
Alexis Jones, the woman accusing Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young of sexual harassment, spoke to Hetty Chang NBC Los Angeles on Tuesday. The video interview included footage Jones says she took right after the two Lakers allegedly sexually harassed her.
Jones also stated she was "heartbroken" by the way her post about the incident went viral but says she doesn't regret posting the images because "it's forcing a really important conversation."
The full video follows:
It's difficult to draw conclusions from the video, which appears to show Clarkson quickly turning away from the camera before Jones drove away. Stay tuned for more details on this increasingly complicated story.
Shahan Ahmed of NBC L.A. reports that a source told him the woman accusing Young and Clarkson of harassment gestured at them first, after which the two "reacted inappropriately"
Spoke to source who said Young/Clarkson car cut off other car. Female flipped off Lakers first who then also reacted inappropriately.— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) March 22, 2016
Source said understanding was, "It happened fast and was over quick." Was surprised it was turned into anything...note: source not impartial— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) March 22, 2016
Young has not spoken publicly since deleting his comments, but Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reported Monday night that "Young also is considering filing a lawsuit against Jones, according to a source familiar with his thinking."
This is obviously a sensitive and developing story, but it appears to be getting more complicated than it looked when initially presented.
Original story is as follows:
Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson were accused of sexual harassment on Sunday, according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN. Holmes additionally reports that the Lakers are investigating the incident but not commenting currently.
One of the women, Alexis Jones, whose Twitter bio describes herself as an "activist," took pictures of the two Lakers allegedly harassing her and her mother at a stoplight Sunday night and posted them on Twitter:
Help me find out who these guys are! Was just sexually harassed by them and they bailed when I pulled out my phone!! pic.twitter.com/1ir7ZvoFEO— Alexis Jones (@MissAlexisJones) March 21, 2016
Jones said that after dinner, she and her 68-year-old mother stopped their vehicle at the intersection, where a Jeep with four men pulled up alongside them. According to Jones, the men inside the Jeep began making "vulgar, sexual" gestures toward her mother.
"She was super rattled. That's the truth. It scared her," Jones said. "We were in a small car, and they were in a big Jeep, and it was a bunch of big dudes. They're leaning out of the car and making vulgar, sexual gestures. My mom was really shocked. That immediately turned into sobbing."
After the story broke Young took to Twitter and appeared to issue a denial of the allegations in since-deleted tweets:
Read Holmes' full report for all of the relevant information on the allegations and the Lakers' response, and stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for more on this developing story. You can follow this author on Twitter at @hmfaigen.