Former Lakers coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault in lawsuit
- Former sports reporter says she was assaulted in hotel room
- Walton is now coach of Sacramento Kings
- Kings and Walton have no comment on allegations
New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. Kelli Tennant filed the suit in Los Angeles on Monday alleging that Walton assaulted her in a hotel room in Santa Monica during his time as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
According to the suit, Tennant considered Walton to be a friend and mentor and was also friendly with his wife before the incident. She alleges the incident occurred when she tried to deliver him a copy of her book – that Walton wrote the forward for – while he stayed at the Casa Del Mar Hotel during a Warriors road trip to Los Angeles.