Sports Reporter Accuses NBA Coach of Assaulting Her in Hotel Room

April 23, 2019

A sports reporter is accusing new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault. Kelli Tennant, who worked for Spectrum SportsNet, says Walton forced himself on her in a hotel room in April 2016 before he took the job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. In her lawsuit, Tennant says Walton was a "trusted colleague, mentor and even friend" in the world of sports journalism. She even got to know his wife because both women were former college volleyball players.