The Dallas Mavericks have fired a longtime team photographer who allegedly sexually harassed former female team employees, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The firing of photographer Danny Bollinger was first reported by the Dallas Morning News on Monday. The Mavericks' decision came three days after NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that the league would monitor how the team responded to the allegations against Bollinger.
The Morning News had reported Friday that, according to former female employees who spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity, Bollinger had a history of making lewd comments and propositioning women at work.
Two of the women told the Morning News that they had informed investigators about Bollinger's misconduct, but he was not included in the 43-page report released at the conclusion of the independent investigation into the Mavericks.
Silver said Friday that the league office had been informed of the allegations against Bollinger, who was sent home from the Mavs' trip to China on Thursday.
A Sports Illustrated story exposing sexual misconduct in the organization led to the seven-month investigation led by former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram and Evan Krutoy, an ex-prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney's office.
The investigation described "a corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior" that spanned decades in the Mavericks organization, including numerous allegations against former CEO and president Terdema Ussery, who left the Mavericks in 2015.
ESPN's Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.
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