Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he has addressed harassment allegations with Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young.
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In what he called a “good, candid conversation,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said he addressed allegations that Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young harassed two women.
“Our organization is looking into it very seriously. It’s a very serious matter,” Scott said following morning shootaround on Tuesday at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. “From this point on, the team will take care of it and will figure it out and look into it and see what happens.”
Clarkson and Young did not speak to reporters at shootaround. But they are expected to be available after the Lakers (14-15) host the Memphis Grizzlies (40-30) on Tuesday at Staples Center. At the end of morning shootaround, Young talked with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.
Alexis Jones, an activist devoted toward women’s equality, uploaded photos of Young and Clarkson in a car on her Instagram account. Jones then accused them of sexually harassing her and her 68-year-old mother. Lakers spokesman John Black had talked with Jones about the situation on Monday morning.
“Aye if you want some attention take a pic of me and say anything next to it and post. The world we live in,” Young said in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Various accounts close to Clarkson and Young dispute Jones’ version of events, though it’s unclear what the next course of action might be. Young has considered filing a lawsuit, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
Scott described the demeanor from Clarkson and Young as “good” when he addressed the situation with them. But Scott declined to say whether either two were apologetic.
“We live in a society today with camera phones and all this other stuff you have at your disposal,” Scott said. “Guys are at risk so you have to be careful.”
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