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Mark Cuban claims Trump hit on two of his FRIENDS as he clashes with Rudy Giuliani

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Mark Cuban claimed Donald Trump made advances on two other women
He said the tales of nine women who accused Trump of groping are 'true'
Claimed Trump walked in on one woman in a massage room and made an inappropriate comment to another in an elevator
He later sparred with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani ahead of third presidential debate

Mark Cuban accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against two of his friends during a blistering on-air debate against former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The billionaire was taking part in discussion with the politician on Wednesday ahead of the third presidential debate when he made the claims.

Asked if he believed the accounts of nine women who have separately accused Trump of sexual impropriety, Cuban said he knew of two other 'victims' who had not yet shared their story. 

'Who knows if it's all true but I know two that won't come forward and I know with absolute certainty.

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Mark Cuban claimed Donald Trump made sexual advances against two of his friends during a heated on-air spat with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani on CNN on Wednesday (above) 

'Neither one was sexual assault,  in one case he walked into a massage room and hit on her, the other it was a rude comment in an elevator.

'When something goes wrong for Donald, he never owns it. It's always a conspiracy theory'.

Cuban made the claims during a heated appearance on CNN with the former New York mayor ahead of Trump's debate against Clinton at the University of Las Vegas. 

Giuliani undermined the credibility of women claiming to have been attacked by Trump over the past 30 years, accusing them of reading from a 'script'. 

'These women come forward, all of a sudden it's kind of orchestrated. Using a kind of script: "groping, groping, groping. 

'He believes and knows it is untrue. He is justifiably upset about the allegations against him. 

'I know men who are touchy-feely. Donald Trump is not one of them,' he said. 

Cuban was taking part in a pre-debate showdown with former New York mayor when they came to blows 

Cuban was taking part in a pre-debate showdown with former New York mayor when they came to blows 

Cuban reacted with horror and disgust as Giuliani sided with the Republican nominee. CNN's Erin Burnett (center) also claimed to know one woman who was attacked by Trump

Cuban reacted with horror and disgust as Giuliani sided with the Republican nominee. CNN's Erin Burnett (center) also claimed to know one woman who was attacked by Trump

CNN's Erin Burnett claimed she too knew a woman who was the victim of an unwanted advance made by the Republican candidate. 

'I know a woman that this happened to, with Donald Trump.  I know her story to be true,' she said. 

Firmly pledging his support with the Democratic candidate, Cuban said Trump could only win if an unexpected surge in voters side with him.

'The only way Trump wins is if his cult comes out in force and far greater numbers than anyone expected.'  

Giuliani came out to bat for Trump, slamming his opponent in a series of cutting insults.  

CNN anchor Don Lemon was shocked by the businessman's claim during a phone interview earlier this week 

CNN anchor Don Lemon was shocked by the businessman's claim during a phone interview earlier this week 

Trump used his podium on Wednesday to deny the allegations of nine different women who say he groped or kissed them 

Trump used his podium on Wednesday to deny the allegations of nine different women who say he groped or kissed them 

'She's been there forever and she's got nothing done,' he said. 

Cuban responded furiously of Trump: 'Name any of his products that are still successful? He cheated 6,000 people at Trump university. 

'Trump games, cards, steaks, clothes. When somebody gives their name and sell their name so often, that tells me that they're desperate.' 

Cuban first made the accusation earlier this week during a phone interview with CNN's Don Lemon. 

He was vouching for the women who have come forward with separate allegations when he said: 'I know one. 

Cuban was present in the audience at The University of Las Vegas in Nevada for Wednesday's debate

Cuban was present in the audience at The University of Las Vegas in Nevada for Wednesday's debate

'It didn't just happen recently. My friend reminded me, it was from 2000. I know someone else from two years ago,' he continued.  

Cuban, an avid Clinton supporter, said he did not expect either of his friends to share their allegations nor would he advise them to. 

Stopping short of calling Trump a friend, he earlier told Lemon he had personal experience with the businessman. 

'We're not best friends but we're more than acquaintances.' 

He later repeated the accusation during a square-off against former New York mayor and Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani. 

There, he said Trump walked in to a massage room to hit on a woman and made an inappropriate comment to the other in an elevator.    

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Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins

*Earlier today a piece ran on Dallas Mavericks owner and participant in TV’s “Shark Tank” series, Mark Cuban, who, for some reason decided to share his thoughts on his own bigotry:

“I know I’m prejudiced, and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways.  If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos (on the side he now is on), I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”

Naturally some folks agree with Cuban and some, like Dr. Boyce Watkins, have a real problem with what was said.

“Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for speaking his mind.  I respect that, and so should you.   But having the freedom to speak opens the rabbit hole of recursive action:  You can say whatever you want, but people also have the right to express an opinion about your remarks.”

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Here is what Cuban said during an interview that aired on ESPN:

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“I know I’m prejudiced, and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways.  If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos (on the side he now is on), I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”

We thank Mark Cuban for his honesty.  I am not sure if he’s going to thank me for mine.  Here are a few serious problems with Mark Cuban’s remarks and why the interview was problematic in the first place::

1)    Black men have the right to wear hoodies:  Mark, I respect the fact that black men in hoodies scare you, I know grown men who are frightened by clowns.   I also hope you’re not concluding that because you’ve admitted to your racism that this somehow makes it less painful to those of us who’ve dealt with bigotry our entire lives.  I wore a hoodie to the gym this morning, and it undermines my humanity to know that being a professor in the hoodie suddenly makes me equivalent to “a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos.”

2)    Stop defending Donald Sterling’s right to own the Clippers:  My concern is not that Cuban expressed his inner bias.  Most people have some kind of racial bias, we can agree on that.  The deeper concern is that Cuban is using subtle, relatively harmless forms of bias to justify 30 years of blatant, documented and undeniable bigotry by a man who has consistently made unacceptable remarks about people of color.  If Cuban wants to admit that he’s a bigot, then fine.  But he shouldn’t be using this nationally-televised confession to explain why Donald Sterling is not a bad guy.  One doesn’t have to be linked to the other…..unless you have an unspoken agenda.

3)    Cuban is comparing Apples and Oranges:  There’s a huge difference between admitting to having racist thoughts and admitting to engaging in racist ACTIVITY.   Also, there is a difference between saying “black men in hoodies make me want to cross the street,” and saying “I don’t want black people coming to my games.”   The first comment involves a natural decision by an independent citizen to engage in self-preservation by protecting himself from those he’s profiled as criminals.  The second statement represents a billionaire owner openly stating that he doesn’t want black people of all backgrounds in his physical presence, even if they are law-abiding citizens not wearing hoodies or tattoos.   The first case discriminates against subgroups that you have (rightly or wrongly) identified as potential threats.  The second statement discriminates against EVERYONE.

4)    Sterling has the right to be openly racist, but not the right to hire black people and destroy the NBA’s brand:  The NBA’s decision to get rid of Sterling is a logical business move to eliminate an owner who destroys wealth of the cooperative with words and actions that threaten to undermine the value of a multi-billion dollar brand.   The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t a stand alone bakery in the north side of Chicago.  They are a major sports franchise which exists as part of a broader, inter-related entity of many, many stakeholders.  If Sterling has the right to say that he doesn’t want black people coming to his games, then the NBA has the right to say we don’t want bigots to be part of our organization.

5)    Sterling’s recorded remarks were the tip of the iceberg, now let’s focus on the iceberg itself:  OK, let’s presume that one believes that Sterling’s comments about wanting black people out of his arena are irrelevant.  Even without those remarks, Sterling has a very long and frightening history of serious racial discrimination.  He has kept black people from having a place to live, made their lives a living hell in the workplace and only God knows what else he’s done along the way.  He even conspired with corrupt NAACP officials to thwart the ability of African Americans to speak up in situations where Sterling had violated them because they were black.  Sterling should be punished for buying off the NAACP for the same reason that a citizen is punished for bribing a cop.  The NAACP is, for some, a last resort to find racial  justice and protection.  But the NAACP in LA wasn’t protecting its citizens; they were instead giving Lifetime Achievement Awards to a man who once said that he didn’t rent to black tenants because they stink (seriously, he said that).

6)    Stephen A. Smith should realize that when he defends Mark Cuban (as he did on ESPN recently), he’s indirectly defending Cuban’s ability to defend Donald Sterling (if that makes any sense).   Stephen may have relationships he’s seeking to protect, or maybe he truly believes the stuff he was saying.  But no matter how you slice it, Stephen A’s defense of Cuban on ESPN is a) blaming white racial bias on black people who wear hoodies, and b) Supporting Cuban’s quest to use his own credibility to convince us that Sterling should be let off the hook.  Come on brother, are you really doing this?  Not cool.

7)    Why was Cuban doing that interview anyway?  Most celebs do interviews for a reason, whether it’s to promote a film, a book or an idea.  Ever since the public went after Donald Sterling for his remarks, Cuban has consistently defended Sterling’s right to keep the team.   So, by making remarks that effectively water down the devastating impact of racial bias, he is then consistently leading to the predictable conclusion that Sterling has a right to be an owner.  The debate at this point is not whether or not Sterling’s remarks were despicable, and it’s not even about whether he should be punished.  Instead, it is about deciding on what is an acceptable punishment and just how much power we should agree to give a man who is a proven and confirmed racist.

One fundamental fact is that if the punishment is not severe, and Sterling is kept in power, it reminds us of how little our nation cares about truly battling racism.  In other words, it might just be business as usual.

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Comment by Patrick on May 23, 2014 at 4:05pm
I am also fed up with people making racist remarks and then want to apologize because it hurts them financially. Also, we as blacks are too easily forgiven when other cultures has done us wrong. We as blacks, has so much power and don't even realize it.

As far as Mark Cuban, I have never liked him; he's a closet racist...People will continue to disrespect the black race because we don't demand respect and we continue to patronized their businesses even when they insult us as a race.
Comment by CobraFire on May 23, 2014 at 3:35pm

Correction, I meant STEPHEN A. SMITH (NOT Stephen A. King), should be ashame of himself.

Comment by CobraFire on May 23, 2014 at 3:31pm

I agree with Doctor Watkins. This is pure bullshit by these racist white billionaires. Stephen A. King should be ashame of himself for defending Cuban. As was noted by a previous commenter on his name " Cuban", he should be deported to Cuba.

Comment by BIIGMANN on May 23, 2014 at 3:26pm
I'M BLACK. I KNOW MARK PERSONALLY AND I FEEL THE SANE WAY HE DOES. HE DOESN'T NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR S***!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by rashid rourk on May 23, 2014 at 2:44pm

Good one Dexter! ha

Mark Cuban is so racist he tried to have his own last name deported.



Comment by rashid rourk on May 23, 2014 at 2:42pm

It's not about him expressing himself about race relations,(we know where he stands now) but the comparisons he used. How can you compare something general like a hoodie to a person with tatoos all over their body? Someone called Cuban an "attention whore", I think that may be true.

Comment by mr1stroke on May 23, 2014 at 2:13pm

i do understand what he is saying, just the wrong choice of words thats all, i mean lets face it people, most of you re afraid when you see a black dude depends on where you are and what time of the day or night, everybody knows white boys with tats all over look scary so he is making his point and he is honest we all are prejudice, as for me i am a racist at heart i hate all white people and also non whites who are not black it is just how i feel and not afraid to express it, only those who are looking to be love by others will be surprise when reality hits

Comment by Stephen Norris on May 23, 2014 at 2:00pm
I don't have a problem with him being afraid of a black man in a hoodie my problem is that he's trying to justify Sterling's right to be a racist. A black person's racism isn't a white person's racism because in this country we don't have the power that whites do.
Comment by Dj Dream on May 23, 2014 at 12:49pm
Racism will always play a role in our lives some are just better at hiding it
Comment by nicole lewis on May 23, 2014 at 12:42pm
Everyone has their own idea of racism in this country and just as white are racist so is blacks as well heck we kill our own each day and secondly when ever I'm traveling I do get scared if I see Islamic ppl it's a stigma in society that I don't think will ever be rid of

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