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Hank Baskett 'froze' with transgender model

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Hank Baskett 'froze' with transgender model

Hank Baskett claims he "froze" when he was "fondled" by a transgender model.

The basketball player was previously accused of cheating on wife Kendra Wilkinson Baskett - with whom he has kids Hank IV, three, and 13-month-old Alijah - when she was pregnant last year but he insists he didn't consent to the encounter.

Hank claimed he approached a couple smoking marijuana to buy some of the drug from them and they gave him a phone number, which led him to an address.

He went to the property, used the bathroom and came out to a nude transgender woman "making out" with another transgender woman, before the one who had answered the door to him approached and fondled him through his shorts.

Hank said: "I froze. I didn't engage in anything. It was like a bank robbery. You never know when you'll freeze.

"I don't know if it was a couple of seconds or 15 seconds, because all I was saying was get out, get out, get out."

The 32-year-old sportsman was so humiliated and distraught, he couldn't bear to speak about what happened, even when the cheating allegations broke two months later.

He told PEOPLE magazine: "I was this big former football player. I was the alpha male. I could do anything to protect my family but I couldn't protect myself."

And though Kendra initially "went ballistic" over the allegations and kicked him out of their family home, she was more sympathetic when Hank finally told her the truth.

She said: "Hank was very naïve and gullible. He thinks everybody is his friend. That led him to the hell that we've lived."

And the 30-year-old reality star even understood when an audio tape was released in which her husband could be heard offering to pay the woman to keep quiet.

She said: "I wouldn't have p***ed off that predator either. I would have said, 'I'll give you the world, please don't ruin my life.' "