Dwight Howard releases statement about sexual assault allegations

Dwight Howard and his team have released a joint statement in regard to the sexual assault civil suit filed against him by Stephen Harper, a man he met on Instagram.

Related: Lawsuit: Dwight Howard Accused Of Assault & Battery By A Man He Met On Instagram

Dwight Howard Accused Of Sexual Assault

In the lawsuit, the 37-year-old former NBA star is accused of assault and battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Dwight Howard is not denying hooking up with Stephen Harper and another person named “Kitty” at his Atlanta home in July 2021, but he is adamant that everything was absolutely consensual.

Related: Mase On Dwight Howard’s Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘It’s Not Consensual If You Surprise Somebody’

Is Dwight Howard Gay?

While Dwight’s sexual orientation has become internet fodder for some – the real concern should be whether or not someone was assaulted.

He recently appeared on a Shade 45 radio show and was asked outright if he was gay.

Dwight’s response was, “Is this what you want to talk about?

When the host explained that Dwight is trending, he responded that he trends for a lot of things.

He also went on record saying, “What I do in my personal life is nobody’s f— business.

Watch the clip below.

‘This Was Merely About Money And Greed’

In the statement released by Dwight Howard and his team, they are calling Stephen Harper’s suit a money grab and an attempt to elicit payments from him.

Read the full statement below.

This is a civil case that was made public for profit. In this case, the accuser is solely suing Dwight Howard and has refrained from suing the other party in which he claims to be involved. It is important to know that these matters were NEVER about sexual assault.

This was merely about money and greed. Such individuals, have made continuous attempts to elicit payment from Dwight. This has resulted in intimidation of not only Dwight, his family and friends have also been targeted as well.

The accuser took to social media, only after being ignored by Howard.

Over the duration of several years the accuser has set out to hire attorneys whom either declined the case or dropped the case after payment from Dwight was denied.

Dwight hopes that people spend as much time covering his innocence, his numerous ventures to improve the lives of people through his global initiatives, his efforts to improve the quality of life of all people, despite race, creed, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and others.  

Through efforts like his 750 acre farm, his community outreach, and his 18yr track record of global philanthropy, Dwight looks forward to fans, viewers, and spectators alike to focus their time and energy on what matters, which are the positive endeavors that Dwight is actively working on for community, with negativity as the least important focus.

In the past, people have tried to take advantage of Dwight, by attempting to use blackmail for money by fabricating stories and taking advantage of his kind nature.

By taking immediate action, Dwight’s legal team is aggressively pursuing anyone who is online or otherwise attempting to go after his name with false claims. Dwight strongly empathizes with any real cases of sexual assault and believes that fabricated stories as such make it difficult for the real victims of true crimes to come forth.

Assault has never been an element in Dwight’s character and he has never sexually assaulted ANYONE. The insensitivity of the individuals making such claims to damage his reputation is unfortunate. However, Howard plans to continue to live his life with grace and not let such false claims ruin his joy + spirit.

Best + Blessings,
Dwight Howard + Team

Channing Crowder, Ryan Clark, and Fred Taylor recently discussed Dwight Howard’s case on an episode of “The Pivot.” 

Watch the clips below.

Smile Through The Storm

Dwight Howard appears to be taking everything from the chatter to the accusations in stride.

He took to social media over the weekend and shared a video where he highlighted how he smiles through the storm.

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