Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 22nd, 2019
On August 24th, 2019 allegation(s) of sexual assault was reported to the Cincinnati Police Department by a former female employee of Chinedum Ndukwe.
On September 20th, 2019 the woman claimed former Bengals player Chinedum Ndukwe sexually assaulted her, but Ndukwe claimed its an extortion plot.
Subsequently, Ashley Kirklen sexual battery, assault and unlawful restraint are just some of the claims from an anonymous woman against former Bengals player and businessman Chinedum Ndukwe.
Accordingly, on Aug. 22. 2019 the woman said Nkdukwe, her former boss, tried to force himself upon her.
Apparently, some Jane Doe said, “He just like keep grabbing me, holding me close to his face and kept trying to make out with me. He put his hand in my shirt and started touching on my stomach and licking on my chest and my stomach.”
Allegedly, she continued to say, she worked as an intern at Ndukwe’s real estate and development firm, Kingsley and Company. Also, she claimed on her last day, in between a series of meetings, the man she trusted as a mentor smacked her on the butt, began forcibly groping and kissing her.
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no criminal charges will be filed in the possible extortion of former Bengal Chinedum Ndukwe.
In actuality, the lawsuit seems to be drifting from one point a another with very little or no real connecting points.
According to the lawsuit: The woman then drove Ndukwe’s car with him in the passenger seat to retrieve her car. During the drive, it says Ndukwe fondled, groped and kissed her as she drove. Seemingly, at one point, the lawsuit says, he forced his hand into her pants and touched her genitals.
However on September 3rd 2019 Mr. Ndukewe received a letter from attorneys in Atlanta and Cincinnati demanding a payment of $10 million to resolve all differences between himself and his former employee.
Reportedly, in a subsequent telephone conversation, the attorneys indicated that if the payment of $10 million was made, their client would not pursue criminal charges. In the call, the attorneys said, “Well, the way it works…is I tell my NFL guys and my NBA guys if the so-called victim doesn’t cooperate, it makes the job virtually impossible for the police to proceed.”
Also, attorneys for the former employee pressured Mr. Ndukwe to settle saying; “Once we get cops involved and once the media gets involved to start this, you know, the numbers are going to jump, because now she’s got more stress and she’s got more pain.”
Hence, the same day Ndukwe’s attorney, Scott Croswell, filed a lawsuit on his behalf claiming the woman and her husband were extorting him.
Additionally, Mr. Ndukwe, through his attorneys, immediately contacted the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office to report the allegation made against him and the conduct of the complainant’s attorneys.
However, after a full investigation, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office determined that no charges will be brought against Mr. Ndukwe by our office.
Conversely, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office has forward a complaint to both the Supreme Courts of Ohio and Georgia concerning the conduct of the attorneys.
Meanwhile, Prosecutor Deters commented, “This is a serious matter. Accusing someone of a crime and demanding an outrageous amount of money to forego prosecuting the crime is not something I take lightly.
We will report these matters to the Georgia and Ohio Supreme Courts for their review and determination regarding ethical violations and possible attorney discipline.”
Seemingly this has proven to be extremely serious, and unwarranted, because Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters has referred this possible extortion case of former Bengal to bar associations