On Monday night, boxer Adrien Broner was arrested at the Lenox Park Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery after a a woman accused Broner of inappropriately groping her.
The website Black Sports Online reached out to the Atlanta Police Department and was given the following statement:
On February 12, 2018 Atlanta Police Units were dispatched to 3393 Peachtree Road in reference to a sexual battery. Upon arrival, units spoke with the victim who advised that she had been inappropriately groped by a male later identified as Mr. Adrien Broner. Mr. Broner denied the accusations and after being interviewed was charged with Misdemeanor Sexual Battery and transported to Fulton County Jail without incident. At this time there is no additional information to provide regarding this case.
BSO also reported that there were several witnesses to the incident. According to them, it took place inside a Louis Vuitton store and involved Broner grabbing the woman’s genitals. Neither of those pieces of information have been confirmed by the police.
A video of Broner’s arrest has surfaced on Twitter, which shows the boxer being led out of the mall by police.
— Stage Dive (@stagedive_tv) February 13, 2018
Broner’s had his fair share of legal issues over the past several years. He was accused of choking a waitress at a Las Vegas nightclub and arrested in October 2016. Just a few months before that, he was ordered to spend 10 days in jail on a parole violation from an older crime.
Broner’s next fight is on April 21 against Omar Figueroa Jr. At this time, there’s no way to know if Broner’s arrest puts that fight in jeopardy.
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