a former clinical psychologist for San Antonio Spurs has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against the franchisee and joshua primoThe 2021 lottery pick was released by the team last month after he was accused of repeated indecent exposure.
“The parties have agreed to settle this matter,” Tony Buzby, the attorney representing Dr. Hillary Cauthen, told ESPN in an email. “The whole matter is over and we have no further comment.”
Cauthen filed a lawsuit on October 3, alleging that Primo had exposed himself nine times during private sessions and that the franchise “ignored repeated reports” of the incidents.
According to the lawsuit, Cauthen first reported Primo’s misconduct to Spurs management in January. His employment with the organization ended in August when his contract was not renewed.
Primo, the No. 12 pick in the 2021 draft, was released by the Spurs less than three weeks after exercising his third-year team option to guarantee a $4.3 million salary for the 2023-24 season.
“Josh Primo’s situation is a matter we take very seriously,” Spurs CEO RC Buford said in a statement released Thursday. “Since learning of the allegations, we have taken, and are taking, measures to ensure that all parties involved are treated with dignity and respect. We know that Dr. Cauthen, our Grateful to the players, our employees and our community.
“As an organization, we are constantly evaluating and refining our processes so that they ultimately reflect the values and culture we aspire to be every day. To this end, we partnered with Dr. Cauthen and other experts to Have decided to collaborate. Review and improve our workplace processes and procedures. “This is a learning opportunity for us, and we are sure it will help us move forward in a better way.”
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