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Spurs, Former Psychologist Agree to ‘Resolve’ Primo Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a former psychologist for the Spurs, Dr. Hillary Cauthen, sued the team and former player Josh Primo for indecent exposure incidents she claims San Antonio ignored and attempted to cover up. Now, all parties involved have reached an agreement.

The Spurs, Primo and Cauthen have “agreed to resolve” Cauthen’s lawsuits against both parties, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania. The terms of the agreement were not revealed.

Spurs CEO RC Buford released a statement Thursday afternoon saying that the situation regarding Cauthen and Primo is “a matter we take seriously,” and that the organization has ensured that all parties were treated with dignity and respect.

“As an organization, we are continuously evaluating and refining our processes so they ultimately reflect the values and culture of who we aspire to be every day,” Buford’s statement read. “To that end, we have decided to collaborate with Dr. Cauthen and other experts in an effort to review and improve our workplace processes and procedures. This is a learning opportunity for us, and one that we are certain will make us better moving forward.”

Cauthen said in the suit that Primo, who was recently waived by San Antonio, exposed his genitals to her nine times during their individual private sessions. Primo’s attorney responded to the suit and said in a statement his client “never intentionally exposed himself to her or anyone else.”

Dr. Cauthen was contracted with the Spurs beginning in September 2021 and first reported Primo to team management in January. Per the suit, she filed “numerous complaints” with the team’s leadership about the alleged sexual misconduct. 

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