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Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:08 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 5:59 pm
 
By Matt Moore and Ben Gollivermonta-ellis

An explosive lawsuit involving indecent text messages has been filed against an NBA star.

The Contra Costa Times reports
that a former Golden State Warriors employee has sued the team and guard Monta Ellis for sexual harrassment. The lawsuit also alleges that the Warriors terminated her employment in an effort to cover up the scandal.
According to an email from the Law Offices of Burton F. Boltuch, the plaintiff will file the suit Wednesday morning in Oakland at the Superior Court of Alameda County. Afterward, a press conference will be held to discuss the allegations.

According to Boltuch, the plaintiff is accusing Ellis of sexually harassing her from November 2010 to January 2011. The accuser, according to Boltuch, has photo evidence of the harrassment, which he claims was sent from Ellis’ cell phone to the plaintiff.

The photo will be revealed – along with the identity of the accuser – at the press conference, Boltuch said.

“You will be shocked when you see it,” Boltuch said. “It’s pretty disgusting and graphic.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ellis sent "dozens" of text messages, including one of a "graphic photo of [his] genitalia."
Erika Ross Smith said in a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court Tuesday that Ellis began sending her explicit messages in November 2010 while she worked in the team's community relations department.

Ellis allegedly texted Smith "several times in a single day, late at night or in the early morning hours," using a "secret" telephone with a 601-area code, the suit claims. The texts from Ellis included phrases like "I want to be with you," and "Hey Sexy," to which Smith responded with "What do you want?" and "I am sleeping," the suit alleges.

Smith's attorney, Burton Boltuch, said his client's job description was abruptly changed after Ellis' wife, Juanika Amos Ellis, learned of the texts in January and complained to team executives. 
The San Jose Mercury-News reports that Warriors president Rick Welts issued a statement on Wednesday, insinuating that this lawsuit was a money grab and fighting back against the claim that the organization had professionally punished the plaintiff because of the relationship.
When we were made aware of a consensual relationship between Mr. Ellis and the Plaintiff, we did what an organization should do. We told both to stop – promptly, directly and fairly. The Warriors have never taken any action against the Plaintiff for any inappropriate reason, and we deny the allegations she is making.

We live in a litigious society in which lawsuits too frequently are driven by money and not the pursuit of justice. We will vigorously defend the reputation of the Warriors organization in the courts. We don’t plan to make any further comment about the details of the case.”
Ellis, 26, is married and has one son. 

He averaged a team-high 24.1 points per game for the Warriors last season.
Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

This is so funny.



Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

Actually philsfan tiger1222 is right. she was indeed the jump off untill Ellis wife got wind. Then she got fired by the warriors and is now trying to get back for being canceled by monte.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:56 am
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

I bet 100% she is white because black women aren't that weak and scrupulous.

It's UNscrupulous dumbass, and news flash, she is black. Btw, don't tell that to Justice Thomas...fool

footballanus, a perfect example of what happens when a brother and sister have too much to drink one night.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:09 am
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

So Im guessing he rummaged through HR for her phone number since she doesnt hand it out to the men at work?



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:10 am
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

I bet 100% she is white because black women aren't that weak and scrupulous
oh please....Oprah would of had a 'very special' week long sweeps episode on this and acted like it was the worst thing in history 



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:07 am
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

this society is going to hell ....not because of childish text messages .....but because of the insidious politically correct idea that every time someone gets offended they have a right to get paid off or get an apology. 



 



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:08 am
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

The only people who are more overpaid than these athletes are the people who sue these athletes.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

I bet 100% she is white because black women aren't that weak and scrupulous.
I am guessing that you meant "unscrupulous". Being scrupulous (having moral integrity : acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper - Merriam-Webster dictionary) would be considered a good thing by most people.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:57 pm
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Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

Sounds like another woman looking for a free handout, he called on a secret number???? how did she know it was secret????? Something doesnt sound right, maybe he was cheating on his wife with her and called it off and now shes suing him hoping he will pay her a fat settlement to make it and her go away. Ive seen crazier things happen.


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