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San Diego State basketball standout sued for allegedly sharing sex videos

Two women have accused San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels of recording them performing sex acts and distributing the videos through social media to friends —- including members of his high school basketball team.

A civil suit has been filed on behalf of one of the women, according to attorney Joan Mell, who is also planning to file an invasion of privacy lawsuit on behalf of the second woman next week.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the suit asks for damages “for severe emotional distress past and future” but does not specify monetary amounts.

The alleged incidents occurred in 2016 when McDaniels was a star player on the Federal Way (Wash.) state champion squad.

The incidents were reported at the time to police, who — after a second investigation this fall — recommended two counts of voyeurism against McDaniels. However, the King County prosecutor's office chose not to press charges.

The women, now 19 and 20, went public with their allegations in October and November without specifically identifying McDaniels. That changed Wednesday when they spoke to Seattle-area television stations and announced the filing of their civil suit.

McDaniels' attorney said he's aware of the investigation.

"The police have looked at it twice, and the D.A.’s office has rejected any criminal charges," Jeremy Warren told the Union-Tribune. "He looks forward to his day in court."

McDaniels, a sophomore forward, is the 5-4 Aztecs' No. 2 scorer this season, averaging 14.9 points per game.

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