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Sport Sexual assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton has been dropped

21:25  05 december  2019
21:25  05 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Woman sues Chicago nightclub, alleging security guards stood by as she was sexually assaulted in an alley

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A civil lawsuit accusing Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault has been dropped. Kelli Tennant, the woman who accused Walton of sexual assault, filed a request for dismissal Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Luke Walton wearing a suit and tie: A sexual assault lawsuit against Luke Walton has been dropped. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports A sexual assault lawsuit against Luke Walton has been dropped. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The dismissal was submitted with prejudice, meaning Tennant cannot file another lawsuit against Walton regarding this issue.

In the lawsuit, Tennant accused Walton of sexual assault stemming from an encounter in 2014, when Walton was an assistant with the Golden State Warriors. Tennant said Walton got on top of her and kissed her in a hotel room. When Tennant told Walton to stop, Tennant said Walton laughed. Eventually, Walton stopped, and Tennant left the hotel room, according to the suit.

Second Woman To File Lawsuit Against El Hefe Chicago, Claiming She Was Raped At Nightclub

  Second Woman To File Lawsuit Against El Hefe Chicago, Claiming She Was Raped At Nightclub A 22-year-old woman claims El Hefe security guards stood by and did nothing as a man sexually assaulted her in the alley behind the nightclub.Last week, a 22-year-old woman accused staff and security guards at El Hefe Chicago of throwing her out into the alley behind the restaurant, and standing by as she was sexually assaulted.

Walton, 39, has denied those allegations. He said he had a “limited memory” of that meeting, but described it as “very short, entirely pleasant and consensual.”

Tennant said she did not originally report the sexual assault because she was afraid she would lose her job. Tennant’s lawyer said Tennant was not seeking money or jail time for Walton with the lawsuit. She filed the lawsuit because she was no longer comfortable staying quiet about the encounter.

The Kings and the NBA launched an investigation into the allegations. That investigation has been closed, and won’t re-open unless new information comes to light. Walton was not punished by the Kings or the NBA.

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