The lawsuit filed against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after the 2019 NBA Finals has been withdrawn, per court documents obtained by CTV News.
Ujiri was sued by Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland, who alleged the Raptors official assaulted him in Oakland after the Canadian side won the NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors on June 13, 2019. Video evidence showed otherwise, however, with Ujiri having since filed a countersuit.
Today, it was reported that the deputy has withdrawn his suit.
“Masai has been completely vindicated, as we always knew he would be,” Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) said in a statement. “We are disappointed that he and his family have had to endure the past 18 months of worry and uncertainty, but for their sake we are pleased the legal process has come to an end – and especially pleased that the claims made against Masai and MLSE were dismissed entirely, free of any financial settlement.
“We continue to be deeply troubled by the fact that Masai was put in this position in the first place, and believe he should never have had to defend himself. Masai is taking some time to process the ordeal, and intends to address it publicly at a later date.”