Porzingis' attorney Roland G. Riopelle denied the allegations on Saturday, and sent this case to the federal authorities due to "the accuser's extortionate demands." Porzingis was playing for the Knicks and had suffered a torn ACL just hours before the alleged attack, which reportedly took place on February 7th, 2018 at the Sky Building in New York, which is where Porzingis lives.
The woman reportedly lives in the same building and had accepted an invitation to the new Mavericks players' place. When the Knicks were asked if they were made aware of this incident, they responded with "this is Kristaps' personal matter and not related to the Knicks."
The Knicks informed the Mavericks of the rape allegations at the time of the January 31st trade, and Mavs owner Mark Cuban confirmed in an e-mail that they were aware of the allegations. Cuban also mentioned that "we have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment." With that, he declined further comment, and will now await this investigation to play out, which could lead right in to Porzingis' Mavericks debut next season.