Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin responds to ex-wife’s strong domestic violence accusations
Toronto Raptors assistant coach and former NBA player Adrian Griffin deny the serious allegations of domestic abuse and various other offenses that were made by his former wife, Audrey Griffin.
On Thursday morning, Audrey Griffin wrote a note on social media laying out a litany of alarming and heinous claims against the Raptors coach, who won his head coaching debut, 125-21 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday as Nick Nurse handed over his duties for the night.
Audrey Griffin’s post includes allegations of choking, throwing her into a wall, dragging her while she was pregnant, and sex with an underage girl, among others.
She tagged multiple members of the Toronto media after her caption, “How can someone do ALL of this and get away with it…”
How can someone do ALL of this and get away with it… @SmithRaps @Tadj315 @CBCNews @SteveClarkeMLB @vivekmjacob @Gleasonavenue @ShamsCharania @MaheshNYCTO @AaronBenRose @michaelgrange @kiranhothi @spencesmi @JLew1050 @KCJHoop @SmithRaps @Bulls_Jay @nba @Raptors #AdrianGriffin pic.twitter.com/qZ1ID82tHs
— Audrey R Griffin MAEd (@sincerelyaud_) August 13, 2020
Later on Thursday, Griffin released a statement strongly denying the claims made by his ex-wife.
“This morning, accusations were made against me on social media by my former wife that I vehemently deny. We are involved in a longstanding legal dispute over alimony and child support arrangements. I am disappointed to have to address false accusations in this way, and i apologize for any distraction this has potentially caused for our team at this important time.”
The Raptors released a statement in response to the allegations, as well.
“When we saw these allegations this morning, we were dismayed – Adrian is a valuable member of our team. Our leadership immediately spoke with him, and he flatly denied the allegations in the posts. We will support the process as he and his former partner settle these matters.
Griffin, 46, retired as a player in 2008. He’s worked as an assistant coach with the Raptors since 2018.