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Report: Warriors face more harassment allegations

Posted on: December 30, 2011 2:18 pm
Edited on: December 30, 2011 2:20 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivermonta-ellis

The recent Monta Ellis sexting scandal is reportedly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to legal drama for the Golden State Warriors.

SlamOnline.com reports that Ellis' accuser, a former team employee who allegedly received inappropriate messages from the Warriors' star guard, is not alone in lodging sexual harassment allegations against the organization.
SLAMonline has learned the Warriors have faced other allegations of sexual harassment since majority owner Joe Lacob completed his purchase of the team in November, 2010.

One of the accusers was previously the director of the team’s cheerleading squad, the Warrior Girls. She currently holds a similar position with a separate NBA franchise. Sources have also informed SLAMonline that at least two other former Warriors employees accusing the team of sexual harassment during Lacob’s ownership have settled their cases. Sources say that the departure of the director of the team’s cheerleading squad is related to suggestive communications involving a member of the Golden State’s executive staff.
The Warriors did not outright deny these reported allegations, instead repeating an earlier statement that the organization "takes seriously any allegations of harassment" and promising to "vigorously defend" its reputation.

In response to the allegations against Ellis by the team's former employee, the Warriors said that the lawsuit was motivated by "by money and not the pursuit of justice" and that the organization would refuse to comment in further detail about the case.
Comments

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:17 pm
 

me too

I also got a phone picture of Big E's private buddy. Now my little buddy won't come outa hiding, the one from Favre looks like a satellite pic, and my wife is constantly texting Monta for more pics to share with her "reading group." The man has ruined my life and I'm gonna have to sue him for whatever it costs to have 8 in length and 3 in girth added to mine....



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Report: Warriors face more harassment allegations

What are you talking about? Neither Ellis' career or his place with the Warriors is in any jeopardy. If anything these new allegations show that the Warriors problems with harassment claims are systemic and not the result of players being out of control.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Report: Warriors face more harassment allegations

Who said anything about players?  I heard it was Kirk Lacob, the 23 year old son of the owner, who was given the "head of scouting" position with zero experience.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Report: Warriors face more harassment allegations

This is sad these players never learn.Well his NBA career hangs in the balance now because the Warriors P.R maybe can't take no more heat of this.



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