It’s been about a month since VCU’s Mo Alie-Cox was charged with assault after a woman named Morgan Ashley Kaye accused the Rams’ star of allegedly hitting her during a skirmish in a Richmond night club. Today the video of that incident became public along with the news that those charges were officially dropped as Kaye admitted to falsely accusing Alie-Cox.
In her initial complaint Kaye wrote that Alie-Cox punched her in the face after she “accidentally” grabbed the hair of a women Alie-Cox was with, along with others, the night former VCU coach Shaka Smart had accepted the job to become the new coach at the University of Texas.
Kaye wrote in her complaint that “A VCU basketball player made a comment, with me responding ‘it’s not my fault Shaka Smart left. Is that why your [sic] mad?”
She said that was when Alie-Cox punched her then wrote that she later returned to ask him if he had meant to punch her, claims made all the more confusing after watching the video footage proving Alie-Cox was completely uninvolved with the situation.
“Please accept my deepest apologies for my false accusations and the subsequent defamation of your character,” Kaye wrote in a letter to Alie-Cox, a copy of which was provided to The Richmond Times-Dispatch by Alie-Cox’s defense attorney.
“It was not my intent to create this situation of embarrassment for you, Virginia Commonwealth University, the basketball team, or myself. After seeing the footage from the night, I clearly mistook your identity and have never felt guiltier about this whole situation,” Kaye’s letter states.
Alie-Cox will return for his junior season at VCU after earning All-Tournament honors during the Rams’ successful A-10 tourney championship run. He averaged 7.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks this past year for VCU.