Healty also reported to the judge that Strube and her husband learned toward the end of last season that Friesen scalped some tickets. The attorney told the judge the Thunder could have dropped Strube as a season-ticket holder because of Friesen's conduct.
Strube's agreement with the Thunder has an “anti-scalping” provision. It permits tickets to be resold only through the Thunder's authorized ticket reseller.
Friesen denies scalping tickets. He said he used all his regular-season tickets except once, when Cohlmia decided at the last minute she couldn't go because of pain from a foot operation. “I ended up selling them at face value. I didn't make a penny off of it,” Friesen said.
Told of the denial, Strube said, “Oh, baloney.”
She told The Oklahoman she knows Friesen scalped tickets to a playoff game. “I saw with my own eyes the tickets on StubHub for a playoff game,” she said.
Strube resents being accused in the lawsuit of fraud. “Why is he suing me because his girlfriend wrote a check on her trust account?” she asked. “I'm not the one doing any fraud.”
The Thunder has its first preseason game Wednesday night in Hidalgo, Texas. The Thunder's first regular-season home game is Nov. 2.