Mavericks fire longtime photographer after sexual misconduct allegations

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The Dallas Mavericks have fired a longtime workforce photographer who allegedly sexually harassed former feminine workforce staff, a supply confirmed to ESPN.

The firing of photographer Danny Bollinger was first reported by the Dallas Morning Information on Monday. The Mavericks’ resolution got here three days after NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated that the league would monitor how the workforce responded to the allegations towards Bollinger.

The Morning Information had reported Friday that, in line with former feminine staff who spoke to the newspaper on the situation of anonymity, Bollinger had a historical past of constructing lewd feedback and propositioning girls at work.

Two of the ladies informed the Morning Information that they’d knowledgeable investigators about Bollinger’s misconduct, however he was not included within the 43-page report launched on the conclusion of the impartial investigation into the Mavericks.

Silver stated Friday that the league workplace had been knowledgeable of the allegations towards Bollinger, who was despatched residence from the Mavs’ journey to China on Thursday.

A Sports activities Illustrated story exposing sexual misconduct within the group led to the seven-month investigation led by former New Jersey Lawyer Normal Anne Milgram and Evan Krutoy, an ex-prosecutor within the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace.

The investigation described “a company tradition rife with misogyny and predatory sexual conduct” that spanned many years within the Mavericks group, together with quite a few allegations towards former CEO and president Terdema Ussery, who left the Mavericks in 2015.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.

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