Kelli Tennant, who alleged that Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted her in 2014, has filed courtroom paperwork to drop her civil lawsuit towards Walton.
The request for dismissal was filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court docket. The doc requested a decide to dismiss with prejudice, which suggests she can not file once more on this problem.
Tennant, a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA, the Lakers’ regional sports activities community, filed the civil lawsuit towards Walton in April.
In August, investigators for the Kings and the NBA decided that, based mostly on obtainable proof, there was “not a enough foundation to help” the sexual assault allegations made towards Walton.
In line with a press release on the time from the Kings and the NBA, Tennant didn’t take part of their investigation.
Throughout a information convention in April, Tennant stated that Walton assaulted her in a Santa Monica, California, lodge room. Walton was an assistant with the Golden State Warriors on the time.
“Out of nowhere, he received on high of me and pinned me all the way down to the mattress and held my arms down with all of his weight whereas he kissed my neck and my face and my chest,” Tennant stated in the course of the information convention, including that when she requested him to get off, “he laughed at me.”
Walton stated in a press release in August that he was “100% centered on teaching the Sacramento Kings, and energized to work with this unbelievable group of gamers and coaches as we begin the preseason. I’ll haven’t any additional remark.”
Walton stated in a courtroom transient filed in July that the allegations towards him should not backed up by details and are designed to draw media consideration. Walton’s courtroom submitting claims that Tennant filed a lawsuit practically 5 years after the alleged assault, which the transient calls a “nice encounter,” after she stop two jobs and wanted cash.
The Kings and the NBA launched a joint investigation into the allegations in April. The investigatory workforce was led by Sue Ann Van Dermyden, from the Sacramento legislation agency Van Dermyden Maddux, and Elizabeth Maringer, senior vice chairman and assistant common counsel of the NBA.
The investigation is taken into account closed until new proof turns into obtainable, the Kings and the NBA stated.
There is no such thing as a indication that a settlement was reached between the edges.