Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has been accused of inappropriate touch by co-host Malika Andrews in a viral video
The incident happened at the end of a recent episode of “NBA Today,” when Rose hugged Andrews. During the hug, Andrews said that Rose’s armpit was touched by his finger.
The awkward moment with Malika Andrews was caught on camera, and the clip of it has since gone viral on social media. Many fans and viewers have been upset by what Rose is said to have done. But others have defended him and said it was all just a joke.
Malika Andrews accuses Jalen Rose of sticking his finger in her armpit, video goes viral
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After more research, though, it looks like Richard Jefferson, another former NBA player and co-host on “NBA Today,” may have been the real person who touched the woman. Video footage shows that Jefferson was in the area, but it’s not clear if he was involved or not.
So far, neither Rose nor Malika Andrews nor Jefferson have talked about the event in public. It’s not clear if any formal complaints or investigations have been made about the situation or not.
Jalen Rose accusation adds to ongoing debate on Sexual Harassment
The accusations against Rose come at a time when sexual harassment and misconduct are big problems in sports. In the past few years, many well-known athletes, coaches, and executives have been accused of acting inappropriately. This has led to more scrutiny and calls for accountability.
Malika Andrews Accuses Jalen Rose of Putting His Finger In Her Armpit 👀 pic.twitter.com/DER2ksgZzb
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Fans and experts have talked about the right way to act at work and how important it is to respect boundaries since the incident. Some people have said that the act with Malika Andrews was just a harmless joke. While others have said that touching someone without their permission is never okay.
As the story goes on, it’s still not clear what will happen to Rose and the “NBA Today” show because of it. It’s possible that the incident will change how the show is made and who hosts it. It may also bring more attention to how people act at work and how professional they are in the sports industry.
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