Stoudemire denies, “I didn’t beat my daughter, I’m Jewish and it’s Hanukkah, the holiday of how we fought wickedness”

Amar’e Stoudemire recently made headlines for the wrong reasons after he was rumored to have beaten his daughter. The former NBA star, however, denied the reports and said the facts will be revealed soon once the investigation is over.

For those who do not know, Stoudemire was arrested and charged with beating his daughter for “disrespecting her grandmother.” According to reports, the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks legend “punched his daughter in the jaw and slapped her several times.”

After the report spread like wildfire on social media, Stoudemire issued a statement denying the allegations. He stressed that he could never “assault” any person, especially his children.

“In the last 24 hours an incident in my family home has led to me being accused of assaulting my daughter. It is an accusation based on a report that does not square with the facts. I am of the Jewish faith, today Jews around the world celebrate Hanukkah and hear the story of how we fought wickedness.”

“I believe that ‘whatever you don’t want done to you, don’t do to others.’ As the investigation unfolds, the facts will show that the allegations are unfounded because my daughter’s medical condition is not the result of being assaulted by a father who is 2.13 meters tall and 110 pounds. I could never see myself assaulting any person, especially my children. I respect, protect and love my family, especially my children. As a father, I ask for your grace as we secure our space and privacy.”

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