Luke Walton is being sued by a sports reporter who says the
NBA mentor explicitly attacked her, as indicated by a court archive documented
Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The suit, which was first revealed by TMZ, affirms that Walton grabbed and persuasively kissed the reporter, Kelli Tennant, in a Santa Monica lodging on an unspecified date.
The Sacramento Kings mentor, a previous Los Angeles Lakers
forward who won two titles with the group, recently filled in as assistant
coach with the Golden State Warriors and head mentor with the Lakers starting
Despite the fact that the suit does not determine the date
of the supposed assault, it demonstrates it occurred while Walton was an
assistant mentor for the Warriors, a position he took starting in the 2014-2015
On Tuesday Mark Baute, Walton’s lawyer said that Tennant’s claim is “baseless.” Baute said “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.”