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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 CARIBBEAN QUEEN on May 23, 2014 at 11:53am

I AM A BLACK CARIBBEAN FEMALE,,,,,,THE YOUNG/ MIDDLE AGE BLACK PEOPLE HAS MADE IT BAD FOR ALL COLOR OF PEOPLE. I WILL NOT GO IN THE ELEVATOR WITH A BLACK YOUTH IF ITS ME ALONE, TOLD MY DAUGHTER THE SAME THING.

Comment by CARIBBEAN QUEEN on May 23, 2014 at 11:49am

WHY DONT  ALL WHITE DEVIL DONT SHUT THE F**&K UP. ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST AND IS THE DEVIL SHUT UP AND GO AWAY.

Comment by barrington james on May 23, 2014 at 11:39am

I am black and I dont like hoodie  when i see the young catsI keep my eye on them especially the younger ones

Comment by Carl on May 23, 2014 at 10:31am
Yes we are all prejudice in one way or another. Thats always White peoples defense...wait, was that a prejudice statement I just made??? Thats deflection. Racism is a much more accurate title and that involves action. Slavery, kkk, white power, civil rights, native american genocide, aparthied....is prejudice in action. Our( people of that oppression worldwide) reactions towards that over the past several centuries is not racism...its the effects.
Comment by DKNY Promotions on May 23, 2014 at 10:30am
Racism will never go away until all blacks educate themselves and realize that they are one people. American blacks, Jamaican blacks, Barbadian blacks etc are all the same. We are divided among each other like crabs in a barrel. How can we fight these white racists bastards like Cuban, Sterling etc, and we as a people cannot stand each other?? An army can NEVER conquer when its divided. Trust me the whit man knows this and will never give up the modern economic slavery and power they have around the world. Never forget that England, Spain, France and this very country USA, owes blacks more than 1 trillion dollars in reparations for building those countries up over 400 yrs ago. That's what we as a UNITED people need to be fighting for. A group of black lawyers need to step up their game and succeed in a multi-trillion dollar law suit against those countries. They are responsible for the slave trade and slavery, which made them the developed Nations they are today.
Comment by Cleverboy on May 23, 2014 at 10:26am
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Comment by Anthony Phoenix on May 23, 2014 at 10:07am

I agree with Mark Cuban most of us will take notice of where we are in this world, but for the most part put people in boxes and it's not right.  Most of us don't allow those thoughts we have to surface and hurt othrs with them!

Comment by Dexter on May 23, 2014 at 9:44am
Mark Cuban is so racist he tried to have his own last name deported. From the time the whole Donald Sterling thing broke & Cuban was defending Sterling, I knew something was up with Cuban. I think its been known that Cuban was a racist & Cuban is trying to get ahead of the situation before any revelations are leaked about him. One thing not mentioned in this article is that Cuban also made the comment that if he votes in favor of Sterling losing the team, that would be hypocritical. So basically he's saying that he agrees with what Sterling said & Cuban also feels the same way about blacks. My advice to Mr Cuban is to vote the way his heart feels & the NBA & your players will deal with you once your scandal is brought to light.
Comment by Baseman1974 on May 23, 2014 at 9:41am
Wat dah F.. is wrong wit alyuh ppl, no one can't express dere opinions, fuh yrs rappers hav dah same or worst lyrics bout so call blacks n women, n nobody boycott or ban their songs n den dey giv dem music awards.he's f..ing correct, American blks don't like other foreign blks, Chineses don't like blks, dey fighting in dah middle east over piece of dirt, dey killing n kidnapping dey own blk ppl in AFRICA eh so who gav alyuh dah rite tuh tell other ppl tih apologize fuh wat dey say, God is in charge
Comment by rashid rourk on May 23, 2014 at 9:04am

I had a issue with him comparing a blackman with a hooded jacket with a white man with a baldhead and tatoos too and Steven A's opinion too. Dr Watkins hit the bullseye on this one

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