Josh Giddey Cleared of Charges Over Alleged Inappropriate Relationship with Minor

‣ Josh Giddey, an Oklahoma City star, has been cleared of accusations of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor after the police found no evidence of criminal activity.
‣ The investigation was announced two months ago, but the Newport Beach Police have now closed the case, stating they were “unable to corroborate any criminal activity related to Mr. Giddey.”
‣ Despite the clearance, many NBA fans continue to express their disapproval of Giddey, with some suggesting he paid the minor’s family to remain silent during the investigation.

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Josh Giddey, the Oklahoma City star, has been under the microscope for a while now. Accusations of an inappropriate relationship with a minor had been swirling around him for nearly two months.

This Wednesday, the police finally broke their silence. They announced that Giddey won’t be facing any charges. A sigh of relief, perhaps?

The Newport Beach Police had been on the case. They released a statement this week, shedding light on their decision. It turns out, their detectives couldn’t find any criminal activity involving Giddey after several investigations.

They said, “After a thorough and exhaustive examination, we have completed our investigation into information that was circulating on social media involving Josh Giddey.” It seems they left no stone unturned. “Our detectives have reviewed all of the available information and were unable to corroborate any criminal activity related to Mr. Giddey.”

A tweet from Legion Hoops confirmed the news. “REPORT: Josh Giddey will not face criminal charges after investigation into alleged underage relationship, per TMZ. Case is closed.”

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also chimed in. He confirmed the news, posting, “Newport Beach Police says it was unable to corroborate any criminal activity involving Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey.”

Remember when the police first announced the investigations? Giddey had been asked about the situation, but he decided to stay mum. “I understand the question, obviously,” the Aussie said back in November. “No further comment right now. I get the question guys, I completely understand you guys want to know about it but just for right now, I don’t have anything to say.”

In December, NBA commissioner Adam Silver weighed in. He said that the league was going to hold off on any punishment until they knew the results of the investigation. “Where there is a criminal investigation, we take a back seat,” he explained.

Despite the official statements, fans have been buzzing. Some believe that Giddey probably paid the minor’s family to remain silent during the investigation.

Many NBA fans believe the justice system has treated Josh Giddey unfairly. The Newport Beach Police says it was unable to corroborate any criminal activity while everyone saw the evidence online in November.

Ever since the situation arose, the Thunder player has been getting booed during NBA matches. Some fans have voiced a bold condemnation of his actions. Others applauded the Los Angeles Lakers crowd for booing him recently.

Others suggest he probably paid out the minor’s family to remain silent during the investigations. “We saw the evidence your honor,” said fan Connor Bradley on his X account. Another fan, Arkaavs, wrote: “So basically he paid the girls parents and it all went away.”

The 21-year-old isn’t having his best season so far. He’s been averaging career lows at 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists on 45% shooting. Tough times, huh?

James Shotwell
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