Royce White denies allegations in statement from his lawyer


Oct 17, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Royce White (30) runs up court against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets won 109-102. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Royce White denies that he was involved with a domestic violence claim in a statement released by his lawyers earlier today.

Clones Confidential received a letter that contained White’s official statement from Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC.

"Royce has seen today’s media reports that law enforcement in Texas is investigating claims of domestic violence by a terminated and disgruntled former employee of his charitable organization. Royce vehemently denies the allegations and is looking forward to a speedy and just resolution of these unfortunate and unfair claims. It is all too easy to make allegations, especially when directed at a person who is in the public eye. Royce hopes that the media will be equally attentive when these allegations ultimately are rejected."

Yesterday, a report came out from TMZ that White assaulted his former girlfriend, Tania Mehra, back in June. Based on White’s statement, Mehra is referred to as a “disgruntled former employee of his charitable organization.”

It’s certainly plausible that Mehra could be after White’s money after some sort of fallout between the two, but ultimately this isn’t the first time White has been under controversy. From his troubled history to recent events in the NBA, this will be an interesting case to see unfold for the former Iowa State basketball star.