Patrick Mahome’s brother Jackson accused of sexual harassment
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was jailed Wednesday on serious sexual battery charges related to an alleged altercation at a Kansas restaurant in late February.
Jackson Mahomes, 22, was charged Tuesday with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of assault, online court filings show. He was being held on $100,000 bail and was due to appear in court for the first time Wednesday afternoon. Under his prison conditions, he is not allowed to discuss his case publicly after his release.
The affidavit of probable cause in the case was not immediately available. But The Kansas City Star reported that police had previously confirmed they were investigating a February 25 incident involving Jackson Mahomes at a restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb.
Jackson Mahomes’ attorney, Brandan Joseph Davies, said in a statement that the court barred him and his client from speaking. But he released a statement in March, when the allegations first surfaced, saying there was “substantial evidence disproving the claims made by Jackson’s accusers,” The Star reported.
Aspen Vaughn, the owner of Aspens Restaurant and Lounge, told the newspaper in early March that Jackson Mahomes was friends with her stepdaughter and had visited the restaurant where her stepdaughter works. She said he was there earlier the day they met and was nice.
Vaughn said that after returning to Aspens that evening, while they were discussing an incident in which he allegedly pushed a staff member, Jackson Mahomes grabbed her neck with enough force it left a slight bruise in her office had.
She provided The Star with a photo of a bruise on her neck and a video of what she said Jackson Mahomes grabbed her neck and kissed her at least twice.
“He force-kissed me out of nowhere,” she said, calling the advances unwelcome and shocking and noting that she thought he was drunk.
Aspen Vaughn did not immediately respond to a Facebook message, and the restaurant did not immediately respond to a phone message asking for comment on the charges.
The Chiefs declined to comment, saying it was a personal matter involving a relative of a player but not a member of the organization. Patrick Mahomes does not have a spokesman and has not commented on the matter on Twitter.
Holland reported from Mission, Kansas.