Former NBA star Dwight Howard has denied allegations of sexual assault made against him by Stephen Harper in a civil lawsuit filed in Georgia. Harper accused Howard and another person of assault and battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In his response filed this week, Howard’s attorney described the encounter as consensual and requested the dismissal of the case. Harper claimed that he met Howard through Instagram and exchanged explicit messages before meeting at Howard’s Atlanta suburban home on July 19, 2021. Harper alleged that he was forced to participate in sexual activity by Howard and another person, identified as “Kitty.”
Howard denied the allegations, stating that the sexual activity was consensual. The case is ongoing.