he former New York Knicks star is the target of an NYPD investigation after a woman came forward and accused him of rape.
The woman claims Kristaps Porzingis invited her to his Manhattan penthouse in early February (reportedly just hours after he tore his ACL in a game at the Garden against the Bucks) and held her down and raped her.
The alleged victim told authorities that Porzingis pinned her down on a bed in his guest room, penetrated her and then got violent. The woman also told cops he hit her in the face several times, spit on her, called her “my bitch” and “my slave” and said he owned her.
The woman, who’s in her 20’s, reported the rape to police Thursday.
The accuser reportedly told cops Porzingis promised to give her $68,000 in hush money to pay for her brother’s college tuition, but then reneged … which is why she waited to report the alleged sexual assault.
Porzingis was traded by the Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks in February. Mavs owner Mark Cuban says the team has been instructed by federal authorities not to comment on the rape allegation.