Pastner is accused of an incident in 2016 that occurred first when he was the head coach at Memphis, before leaving for Georgia Tech.
According to the lawsuit, Pastner sexually assaulted Pendley then threatened her against telling anyone. Pastner reportedly masturbated in front of her in a Houston hotel room while she begged him to stop. He pulled her head close to his penis as she was crying and repeatedly telling him “no.” He didn’t stop and wound up ejaculating on her shirt. He then threatened her not to say anything before leaving the room.
Pastner is already embroiled in controversy surrounding booster Ronald Bell (who happens to be Pendley’s boyfriend) giving benefits to Yellow Jackets players. He has filed a defamation suit in response to those allegations and has denied the sexual assault allegations as well. The lawsuit filed today is a counter-suit to that defamation suit. Yes, I know that’s confusing.
So to sum this up more clearly: Ronald Bell claimed Josh Pastner knew he had provided illegal benefits to Georgia Tech players. Then, when talking to the NCAA he reportedly dropped some kind of information about Pastner sexually assaulting Pendley. Pastner sued Bell and Pendley for defamation and they are counter-suing him with these allegations.
Got all that?
We’ll keep you updated as more information comes to light.
UPDATE: Pastner’s lawyer has responded to these allegations: