Psychologist, 40, sues the NBA’s Spurs and ex-team guard Josh Primo, 19, over claims he exposed himself in sessions but his lawyer accuses her of ‘an act of betrayal’ and harming his ‘promising career with false allegations’
- Josh Primo, 19, and the San Antonio Spurs have been sued by a psychologist
- She claims that Primo exposed himself to her during private sessions with him
- The psychologist, Hillary Cauthen, 40, says the team ignored her complaints
- Primo has since been released by the Spurs, who have not commented on him
- His attorney has accused her of betraying him and ruining his ‘promising career’
- Primo’s attorney says his client was exposed due to a wardrobe malfunction
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The woman who accused former San Antonio Spurs guard Josh Primo of exposing himself is now suing the 19-year-old free agent and the NBA team, which she says ‘ignored her repeated reports of indecent exposure.’
Lawyers working on behalf of psychologist Hillary Cauthen filed the lawsuit on her behalf in Bexar County (Texas) on Thursday. Cauthen claims that Primo exposed himself to her nine times, and also made reference in her lawsuit to other women who have reportedly accused the Toronto native of exposure.
‘The Spurs organization was willing to sacrifice Dr. Cauthen to keep what they hoped would one day be a star player,’ the lawsuit states, according to the San Antonio Express-News. ‘Once Primo’s conduct entered the public sphere, the Spurs were forced to act and release Primo. The Spurs’ recent actions with regard to Primo are too little, too late.’
Primo’s attorney, William J. Briggs, has released a statement defending the former Spurs player, who was released after the accusations surfaced earlier this week. Specifically, Briggs claimed that his client never exposed himself to her, and instead simply had a wardrobe malfunction.
The woman who accused former San Antonio Spurs guard Josh Primo of exposing himself is now suing the 19-year-old free agent and the NBA team, which she says ‘ignored her repeated reports of indecent exposure’
Lawyers working on behalf of psychologist Hillary Cauthen (pictured) filed the lawsuit on her behalf in Bexar County (Texas) on Thursday
‘In an act of betrayal against her young client, Dr. Cauthen, who is 40 years old, falsely claims Josh Primo exposed himself to her during the course of her numerous therapy sessions,’ Briggs said. ‘Dr. Cauthen’s allegations are either a complete fabrication, a gross embellishment, or an utter fantasy.
‘She is much older than Mr. Primo, with many years of experience as a sports psychologist,’ Briggs continued. ‘It is baffling why she did not bother to tell her patient that his private parts were visible underneath his shorts.
‘Josh Primo is at the beginning of a promising career and has been devastated by these false allegations and release by the Spurs.
He is in the process of seeking treatment to deal with the trauma inflicted on him by Cauthen’s misleading allegations, in addition to the previous trauma he suffered as a child. He looks forward to clearing his name and to moving forward with his NBA career.
Because it has now been reported that at least two other incidents of exposure have occurred involving Primo (one apparently in Nevada and one in Minnesota), Primo was recently released from the team. Yet, Dr. Cauthen made her first report about Primo’s conduct to Spurs management in January 2022.
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