Gareon Conley sues woman who accused him of rape

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Just before last year’s NFL draft, Gareon Conley was accused of raping a woman in a hotel room. Conley ultimately was not charged, but a year later the woman brought a lawsuit against Conley. Now Conley is suing her as well.

Conley filed a counterclaim against the woman, claiming that she made false statements, damaged his reputation, hurt his draft stock and cost him multiple endorsement deals, according to TMZ.

In his lawsuit, Conley says the woman approached him and wanted sex, and that she went to police with a false story that he raped her afterward.

The Raiders chose Conley with the 24th overall pick in the 2017 draft despite the pending accusations. There’s no way to know for sure whether he would have gone higher absent the case, but most mock drafts had him going higher than 24th before the allegations surfaced.

48 responses to “Gareon Conley sues woman who accused him of rape

  1. Even though she has probably has very few assets to go after in a lawsuit, it’s a very good thing that he is doing this. It will stop her from trying to pull this same vicious game on someone else.

  2. This will be interesting to watch unfold. Did he tape her? Was the police report a shakedown for cash? Were they both impaired and made bad decisions that spiralled down to this point? Stay tuned. We are probably too far away from the area this happened to ever hear the details but I confess I would like to know the truth.

  3. This day and age where your guilty via accusation its nice to see Conley get a chance to fight back against the opportunists / gold diggers that seem to target all these athletes/celebs.

    There was no evidence to support her claims at the time and there was actual video evidence supporting Conley’s tale of events and he still got drug through the mud etc. Most the time the false accusers never get in any trouble, hopefully this situation is different.

  4. About to realize your childhood dream and enter the NFL as a top draft pick. Hi, do you want to have sex? OK. Charged for rape. If anything she should have sued him for being stupid. Does anyone not think that these men have advisers and agents warning them about this stuff 24/7.

  5. This is one raider I’d like to see win this season. False accusations should carry a similar punishment to the charges brought against the player/Person. It cost Brian Banks years of his life and a shot at a lucrative career.

  6. As a OSU fan you can’t deny his claim he was the best defensive back on the team for 2 years that 4 first round picks….He is what you want big a nose for ball not scared to tackle I liked Lattimore but hands down if I had to pick if both are healthy Conley is the better of the two

  7. pastabelly says:
    July 5, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Even though she has probably has very few assets to go after in a lawsuit, it’s a very good thing that he is doing this. It will stop her from trying to pull this same vicious game on someone else.

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    How do you know it didn’t happen? Do you even read the article or just the title of the story. The woman a year later is sueing Conley and now Conley is counter sueing her. Which is usually a scare tactic to get her to back off. Just because there are no charges against him doesn’t mean he didn’t rape her. It’s a hard case to prove when it’s all he said she said.

  8. If she did falsify infirmation then its good if he pushes back. Not only should victims of false accusations be angry over that stuff but also the victims making true accusations get hurt by that stuff too.

  9. More guys need to start doing this. There are way too many women out there making up these stories and ruining lives. Start hitting back for defamation and watch these fake claims disappear

  10. I think of the Brian Banks case and applaud this young man. It is not only the financial and social ramifications of these false allegations. In the case of Brian Banks, his entire life was stolen.

  11. The Raiders said back then that they really did their homework on this kid and truly believed he was innocent.

    It’s looking more and more like they got a major bargain.

  12. Conley is probably lucky the Raiders took a shot on him at 24 given the stories that were out there. He could have fallen much further. If the accuser really did make this up, good for him for standing up for himself.

  13. “Even though she has probably has very few assets to go after in a lawsuit, it’s a very good thing that he is doing this. It will stop her from trying to pull this same vicious game on someone else.”

    I totally agree,the lawsuit is well justified.back in the eightees I too was falsely accused of the same thing by a 15 year old girl who was a neighbor.had a bench trial and was found innocent,it was proven that the area where it was supposed to have taken place in her sick mind was newly fenced and entry to the area was impossible.I told my attorney I wished to sue her and her family but he said they had no wealth but I should have sued anyway as it was the right thing to do,guess my lawyer was lazy.now I dont find the accused guilty until all the evidence is in.

  14. joetoronto says:
    July 5, 2018 at 9:22 am
    The Raiders said back then that they really did their homework on this kid and truly believed he was innocent.

    It’s looking more and more like they got a major bargain.

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    They also thought they were “getting a bargain” by paying Derek Carr $25M a year….

  15. censoredagain says:
    July 5, 2018 at 8:56 am
    More guys need to start doing this. There are way too many women out there making up these stories and ruining lives. Start hitting back for defamation and watch these fake claims disappear

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    Agreed. And a side benefit of getting the fake claims out of the mix is that then the real claims will stand stronger and it will be easier for a real victim to get justice they deserve without having to put themselves through as much as they do under the current situation.

  16. sukitspanos says:
    July 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
    It won’t be long before we’ll need a signed waiver before intercourse is performed.

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    Can just staple it to the back of the lab test results.

  17. I don’t pretend to know what happened but now that Conley has filed a lawsuit against her means everything is going to come out into the open. I doubt if Conley had anything to hide he would have done this. If she did lie to police in an attempt to extort money from him, she should go to jail. On top of that, like someone else said, now if something does happen to her the police will never believe her.

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    sukitspanos says:
    July 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
    It won’t be long before we’ll need a signed waiver before intercourse is performed.

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    Dave Chapelle was ahead his time.

  19. Irish Hoodlum says:
    July 5, 2018 at 7:47 am

    How do you know it didn’t happen? Do you even read the article or just the title of the story. The woman a year later is sueing Conley and now Conley is counter sueing her. Which is usually a scare tactic to get her to back off. Just because there are no charges against him doesn’t mean he didn’t rape her. It’s a hard case to prove when it’s all he said she said.
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    I didn’t write that he wouldn’t have to prove his case to win it, but if he didn’t do it and can prove it, then, absolutely, he should follow through with this.

  20. How do you know it didn’t happen? Do you even read the article or just the title of the story. The woman a year later is sueing Conley and now Conley is counter sueing her. Which is usually a scare tactic to get her to back off. Just because there are no charges against him doesn’t mean he didn’t rape her. It’s a hard case to prove when it’s all he said she said
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    Well she already lied about how they met, and that was proven with video evidence. She claimed they met in a hotel elevator when it was shown she approached him at a bar and followed him back to the hotel. She should do the jail time that he would’ve received if he was found guilty.

  21. Unfortunately, or fortunately for those of us who are lawyers, the only ones that profit from this lawsuit will be — lawyers.

  22. Anyway athletes and celebs have to take care with whom they’re having sex with, they just can’t go to the local bar and take in the first good looking lady they look at, there are plenty highly educated señoritas all around that can get a date with,

  23. I am just a reader and have no idea what is actually true or not.

    If Gareon is indeed innocent, which I believe he is at this point, may he prevail and send a message to all opportunist’s out there who think they can actually get away with ruining a man’s life.

  24. Sorry, how much judgment do you have to pick up a random woman in elevator at 3am, take her to your hotel room, and not see this coming? SMH!

  25. The authorities should prosecute anyone who makes a false accusation against anyone for anything. In fact the penalty should be equivalent to that for the offense for which one was accused.

  26. any man who actually rapes a woman is a total 100% POS! but any man who’s totally innocent of such allegations needs to pursue legal remedies against their false accuser! regardless whether that person has legal means or not! they become the 100% pieces of s**t!

  27. sukitspanos says:
    July 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
    It won’t be long before we’ll need a signed waiver before intercourse is performed.
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    Don’t laugh. If I were a famous athlete or entertainer, at the very least I would have the woman consent on a 10 second video I took with my phone. If she thinks that’s tacky or classless too bad. I’ve got too much to lose I’ll just move on.

  28. I have a young daughter and another on the way.

    Respect for all women is paramount.

    That being said, Conley was stupid, but there are women who pounce on that opportunity for a quick “payday”.

    Interested to see how this plays out.

    Good luck, kid.

    Go Rrrraiders

  29. There are waaaaay more women in hell than any other demographic.

    Except, maybe lawyers

  30. idiedpretty said:
    Sorry, how much judgment do you have to pick up a random woman in elevator at 3am, take her to your hotel room, and not see this coming?

    And any woman wearing a short skirt is asking for it, right?

  31. Florio, I think you have “big picture” and “short term” mixed up here.

    This is for all the people falsely accused of something. The big picture is if you are going to try to take someone down that hasn’t done anything wrong, you better be willing to risk your assets (and possibly freedom). If they throw the book at this woman, it may dissuade others from trying money-grabs going forward.

    Short term Conley is potentially subjecting himself to having some related or unrelated “dirty laundry” aired out, which is minor in the grand scheme of things.

  32. nhpats says:
    July 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    The authorities should prosecute anyone who makes a false accusation against anyone for anything. In fact the penalty should be equivalent to that for the offense for which one was accused.
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    If proven that the accusation was 100% false, I agree to some extent. But if there was just insufficient evidence to charge the accused with the crime they were accused of, I don’t think there should necessarily be any discipline against the accuser, especially if the general sense is “something” may have happened.

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