Anthony Edwards responds to allegations circulating on social media

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards is responding to a social media post circulating on X, formerly known as Twitter, alleging he pressured a woman to get an abortion.

“I made comments in the heat of a moment that are not me, and that are not aligned with what I believe and who I want to be as a man,” Edwards wrote in a statement, adding, “All women should be supported and empowered to make their own decisions about their bodies and what is best for them. I am handling my personal matters privately and will not be commenting on them any further at this time.”

A post on X is recirculating screenshots of alleged private messages on Instagram, in which a model accuses Edwards of getting her pregnant, and claims he wired her $100,000 to have an abortion performed.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch addressed Edwards’ statement on social media when speaking with reporters before Monday’s game in Miami against the Miami Heat.

“We will be having ongoing conversations about such things,” Finch said, adding, “I think it’s important to state that it’s not reflective of our organization, of our values, and as a young man, it’s clear that the education and maturity of Anthony Edwards continues to be a work in progress. Beyond that, it’s a personal matter for him and any conversations we have will remain private.”