Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire took to social media to respond to the allegations that appeared in media yesterday that he assaulted his daughter, specifically hitting her in the jaw.
The 40-year-old coach denied the allegations, saying that he loves his family, especially children and that he would never assault any person.
“Over the last 24 hours, an incident at my family home led to my being charged with assaulting my daughter,” Stoudemire’s statement reads. “It is an allegation based on a report that does not square with the facts.
“I am of the Jewish faith, today Jewish people all over the world celebrate Hanukkah and hear the story of how we fought wickedness. I believe that ‘whatever is hateful to you, do not do to others.’
“As the investigation unfolds, the facts will show the allegations to be groundless as my daughter’s medical condition is not the result of being assaulted by a father who is nearly 7 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds
“I could never see myself assaulting any person, especially my children. I respect, protect, and love my family, particularly my children. As a father, I ask for your grace as we secure our space and privacy.”