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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: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

yea im sure this happens in every sports team. men pro teams should not be allowed to have contact with woman co workers



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Golddigger

As soon as a player leads his team in scoring, setting him up for a big contract, the lawsuits come out of the woodwork.  In a way, all of the pathetic women who leech off of professional athletes are doing the public a favor.  The athletes are overpaid anyway, so the greedy "victims" are just making a market correction.  
 
A woman can say she is in love with a man now, but if they have moved on and that man is making a lot of money in a couple of years, rest assured that the woman will find a way to turn consensual sex into "sexual harassment."  As long as the law allows them to take cases to court with no risk on their part, they will continue to do it.  No wonder the players wanted more than fifty percent. 



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

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

Somebody hasn't been watching basketball wives.




Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

EWWWWWwwwwwww... think of the tats.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

Hey duechebag football genius...u lost any bet u made saying that chick is white..wayy offfff....google her name shes a fat busted black chick...



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

My question is why is she waiting a year to file this claim? and second if she wasnt interested at the time why the hell did she give me her cell number?? Im gonna say they been fooling around for awhile, he said im done with ur ass and moved on cause hes married and what not. She felt embarrassed and wanted payback, and prob a friend or someone told her she could sue his ass. Another question is why the hell did she keep those texts for over a year?? This seems kinda shady to me. 200 bucks shes unemployeed and figured this is a way to pay her rent or mortage



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

"Ellis, 26, is married and has one son."  Evidently, not for long.  This sounds like a slam dunk.  Maybe Monta should use the Chris Cooley defense, if anyone is still gullible enough to believe it, ie., he was studying the playbook (as if there was such a thing in basketball), and took a pic which inadvertently showcased his junk.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

He really needs to consult with Brett Favre on his picture taking skills and Isiah Thomas would probably be someone he should talk to as he has past experience with this sort of stuff. Oh but Thomas might not work out I believe he was harrassing a black woman.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

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

Okay, I'll take that bet - where do I collect?



Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Monta Ellis, Warriors sued for sexual harassment

classic RealTalkIowa - how else are you supposed to hook up with women?



Exactly, if you're not texting chicks pictures of your junk, you are not trying.


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