Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is getting sued for sexual assault for an incident that allegedly took place in May of 2017.
Kelli Tennant, a TV reporter for SportsNet LA, claims that Walton invited her up to his hotel room in Santa Monica to discuss a book she was writing. Her lawsuit claims that Walton forced himself upon her as she screamed for him to stop. Walton eventually relented.
Tennant also claims that she did not initially report Walton's conduct, but was forced to continually interact with Walton due to the nature of her job. She says that Walton would continue to give her a hug or a kiss despite making it clear his advances were unwanted.
"We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time," said the Kings in a statement.