Kings Coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

Luke Walton was named head coach of the Sacramento Kings earlier this month

Walton ultimately relented, according to the suit, which says Tennant confided with friends at the time of the incident. "And he said, 'Up to his room, '" she remembered.

Tennant said each time she saw Walton at Lakers practices and games he always hugged her and kissed her on the cheek.

In a brief statement to the Bee, the Kings said they "are aware of the report and are gathering additional information". (Tennant was a star player at USC.) The lawsuit alleges that Tennant drove to Walton's hotel during a Warriors road trip to discuss a book she had written, for which Walton wrote a foreword.

Tennant continued to work for Spectrum SportsNet and covered other sports as well as basketball, interacting with Walton at least once after he became the Lakers' coach. She said that Walton did not stop when she begged him to.

After the initial encounter, Walton allegedly grabbed her a second time from behind and started kissing Tennant's neck.

"Tennant claims Walton then began forcing kisses on her neck, face and chest".

Former sports reporter Kelli Tennant, flanked by her attorneys on Tuesday, calmly recounted an incident from 2014, when Walton was a Warriors assistant coach and traveling with the team. In a 2017 Outlier podcast, she spoke of how hard her job could be in a male-dominated profession.

We asked if there was any video or photo evidence to help prove Tennant's case, and her attorney essentially told us no.

She said Walton met her in the lobby and invited her back to his room. "As a young woman who had only been in this job for less than a year, who was incredibly grateful for where I was and had worked incredibly hard to get to that position, I was scared and I felt coming forward would jeopardize every aspect of my life", she said.

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"I kept begging him to please let go and to please stop and he continued to laugh in my ear", Tennant said.

Tennant's lawyer, Garo Mardirossian, declined to disclose whether Tennant reported the alleged sexual assault to police, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Athletic's Sam Amick reported that Kings general manager Vlade Divac said he had "no previous knowledge of the accusations until the report surfaced, and that it was too early in this fact-finding process to explore the possibility of terminating Walton's contract".

"Luke Walton retained me to defend him against these baseless allegations", Baute said, per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Tennant's attorney says they do not want Walton jailed, and do not have an amount of money in mind, but want Tennant "to feel better about herself".

But now, asked if had a comment on Walton and the lawsuit? She also looked to him as a mentor. The Lakers and the Warriors both said they were unaware of the claims against their former coach. He was hired as the Sacramento Kings coach two days later.

Pelosi says National Basketball Association fans, especially women, are watching to see how the organization handles the situation.

When asked why she did not report the alleged assault to police or her employer, Tennant said she was afraid to come forward.

The Kings have yet to respond to an email asking if there will be a response to Tennant's press conference.

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