Nick Young denied allegations that he and Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson harassed two women in a car Sunday night.
Alexis Jones said she and her mother, Claudia Munn, were at the intersection of La Brea and Melrose avenues in Los Angeles when a car allegedly driven by Young stopped next to them.
At least one of the players gestured obscenely, Jones told The Times, which Young later refuted with a tweet that was quickly deleted.
“Aye if you want some attention take a pic of me and say anything next to it and post… The world we live in,” Young said on Twitter.
Jones, who describes herself as an activist for women’s equality, said in an interview that loud music was coming from the car before the gestures began. She was in Los Angeles to deliver a speech at USC, where she was an undergraduate and received her master’s degree.
Jones uploaded photos of Young and Clarkson in a car on her Instagram page. The players were not gesturing in the photos.
“We just kind of heard loud noises and I just thought it was boys being boys, being loud,” Jones said Monday. “They were kind of reaching out of the car. So my mom said, ‘Oh my god’ and I looked up and they were making very vulgar sexual explicit motions to my mom. My mom is a 68-year-old grandmother. It just totally shocked me and caught me off guard. My mom started bawling. It was a really scary, unfortunate situation and I got really angry.”
No police report has been filed on the incident.
Lakers publicist John Black said he spoke with Jones earlier Monday, and he released a statement to The Times.
“We take the allegation seriously and are continuing to look into it. Until we get all the facts from all the parties involved, it’s not appropriate for us to comment,” Black said.
Times correspondent Matt Wilhalme contributed to this report.