The family of Livvy Cook, the alleged minor who reportedly had a sexual encounter with NBA star Josh Giddey, has retained the services of high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred. Allred, known for her involvement in high-profile sexual assault lawsuits, confirmed that she has been retained by the family. Cook and her family have been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the police in Newport Beach, California. However, they have refused to meet with the authorities, hindering their efforts to establish the veracity of the allegations.
The age of Cook, as well as the location of the alleged encounter, remain unconfirmed. These factors could significantly impact any potential charges against Giddey. The age of consent in California, Cook’s home state, is 18, while in Oklahoma, where Giddey plays, it is 16.
Despite the allegations, Giddey has continued to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, with the team refraining from commenting on the matter. Giddey has participated in three games since the allegations emerged, recording impressive statistics. The Thunder have acknowledged the existence of the allegations but have not provided further details.
This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as new information emerges.