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Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Terrance Ferguson will not be charged after being accused of a 2018 rape earlier this year.

The woman accused Ferguson of raping her at a house party in September 2018 and reported it to police in February of this year.

Oklahoma County prosecutors have decided not to charge Ferguson due to an apparent lack of evidence.

“Evidence to support the reporting person’s allegations that the sexual conduct was not consensual was absent,” District Attorney David Prater said.

Ferguson’s attorney Billy Bock released the following statement:

“Terrance Ferguson is a very respectful young man who has recently had to defend himself regarding some false allegations. He cooperated fully with the investigation and appreciates the professionalism of the investigators with the Oklahoma City Police Department and Mr. Prater’s office, which has declined to file charges. He continues to deny any wrongdoing and is looking forward to having this experience behind him.”

The Thunder said that they “were made aware of the situation” and “followed the protocols that are in place, and allowed the legal process to take its course.”

Ferguson has played with the Thunder since he was drafted by them with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.