NBA player Josh Giddey faces allegations surrounding underage girlfriend

NBA player Josh Giddey faces allegations surrounding underage girlfriend
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The professional basketball scene has been thrown into disarray following allegations surrounding Josh Giddey, an Australian player presently with the Oklahoma City Thunder. A controversy involving a supposed underage girlfriend has landed the Victoria-born athlete in hot waters. The California-based Newport Beach Police Department recently disclosed that its detectives have begun probing an accusation. The following report delves into the allegations and the ongoing investigation involving Giddey.

Josh Giddey, an emerging NBA player, stands accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl, a revelation that has shocked many. The allegations suggest that Giddey, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was romantically involved with Olivia Cook, nicknamed Liv Cook, who is allegedly a minor. The controversy has been further fueled by the player’s alleged inappropriate conduct with the minor girl.

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In the final month of 2023, the Newport Beach Police Department in California confirmed that its detectives had initiated investigations into the case. Social media platforms were the first to expose the incident, with videos that sparked debates about Giddey’s relationship with Liv Cook and raised concerns. A post on Snapchat, featuring the basketball player and his girlfriend in a semi-nude state after an intimate moment, with the image caption reading “Just f***d Josh Giddey,” was among the most contentious pieces of supposed evidence. Additional posts backing this narrative were subsequently unearthed by internet users, along with Liv’s TikTok profile.

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The exact age of the girl allegedly associated with NBA player Josh Giddey remains a subject of debate. According to a Marca report, the law does allow consensual relationships between adults and minors under specific circumstances, such as marriage. Nonetheless, if the girl is indeed underage, Giddey might face serious repercussions, potentially including statutory rape charges. In Oklahoma, where Giddey represents the Oklahoma City Thunder, the age of consent is 16. This could significantly influence any potential legal implications for Giddey, with penalties ranging from one to 15 years in prison if convicted. Hence, the investigation aims to ascertain the timeline of the photos and the girl’s age. Interestingly, Giddey’s social media posts seem to contradict the allegations, with a caption on one of his TikTok posts implying that the girl might be older than the circulating rumours suggest. However, these remain unconfirmed allegations until more information is available.

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Online rumours about Josh Giddey’s arrest have been circulating following allegations of inappropriate conduct with a minor, Liv Cook. Despite the widespread conjecture that Giddey might face imprisonment, these rumours are baseless. Giddey continues his professional career while investigations by both the NBA and Newport Beach, California police for suspected involvement with an underage girl in 2021 are underway. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver affirmed that suspensions are seldom based solely on allegations. Hence, the NBA is concurrently conducting an investigation alongside the ongoing police probe. Consequently, Giddey, who has yet to face criminal charges and has abstained from commenting on the issue, continues to play as the investigations progress.

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