Oct 17, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Royce White (30) dribbles up court against the Memphis Grizzliesduring the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets won 109-102. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Royce White’s legal team releases statement vehemently denying allegations of assault


Following news reports Wednesday that Royce White is being investigated by law enforcement in Texas for domestic assault on an ex-girlfriend, White’s legal team issued an official statement Thursday morning:

Royce has seen today’s media reports that law enforcement in Texas is investigating claims of domestic violence by a terminated and disgruntled former employee of his charitable organization. Royce vehemently denies the allegations and is looking forward to a speedy and just resolution of these unfortunate and unfair claims. It is all too easy to make allegations, especially when directed at a person who is in the public eye. Royce hopes that the media will be equally attentive when these allegations ultimately are rejected.

The former employee in the statement is likely Maxim model Tania Mehra, according to reports by TMZ. According to the gossip website, the two were dating when the alleged incident of domestic assault occurred on June. 22.

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