Former Memphis Tigers coach, Josh Pastner, accused of sexual assault


She alleges Pastner attempted to force himself on her in the hotel room where she and Bell were staying during Pastern's time as the head coach of the Memphis basketball team. Then, when talking to the NCAA he reportedly dropped some kind of information about Pastner sexually assaulting Pendley.

So to sum this up more clearly: Ronald Bell claimed Josh Pastner knew he had provided illegal benefits to Georgia Tech players.

Tompsett alleges that the new lawsuit is part of a failed smear campaign to blackmail Pastner by claiming he knowingly participated in NCAA violations.

The lawsuit was filed by Ron Bell, a former close friend of Pastner. Pastner allegedly stroked her hair, took his penis out of his trousers and started masturbating in front of her while keeping a hand on her shoulder.

The documents says Pastner got up and walked to stand right in front of her where he allegedly "looked down at Pendley and began stroking her hair".

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Pastner's attorney released a statement shortly afterwards denying the incidents took place.

In a statement Thursday, Pastner's attorney called the counterclaim "false and malicious". Josh never acted improperly with Ms. Pendley.

Tompsett says Pendley kept up her relationship with Pastner in the years after the alleged assault and publicly praised him and his character. The statement goes on to highlight Bell's alleged criminal past and "long history of dishonest and antisocial behavior".

Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner is facing very serious and troubling allegations. "My family and I are victims of fraud and extortion and the extent to which these individuals have gone to harm us is truly unfathomable". It claims Pastner sexually assaulted Pendley and threatened her, if she were to tell anyone about what happened.