Walton was recently hired as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Yesterday, we reported that Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit from Kelli Tennant who is a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA. Tennant says that Walton had made sexual advances on her in a hotel room and that there were times where she was scared of what he might do. In a press conference on Tuesday, Tennant spoke about her experience with Walton and that she delayed her allegations because she was scared of what might happen.
"When someone assaults you and you think you're going to be raped, coming forward is a scary thing," Tennant said according to ESPN. "And I have spent years now dealing with this, trying to forget about it, hoping that I could push it to the side and bury it and hoping that time would heal. And that was not the case. And I feel like over this time, I was able to muster up the courage and have enough conversations with [my attorney Garo Mardirossian] where I felt comfortable to talk about this."
Tennant then went on to give an in-depth explanation of her alleged interaction with Walton.
"I thought he was going to rape me. I was finally able to get up after what felt like forever. And I immediately jumped up to leave the room, and he came around and grabbed me from behind and again held my arms down so I could not move. And started kissing my neck again. I kept begging him to please let go and to please stop. And he continued to laugh in my ear. He finally let me go, and I got out of the room," Tennant explained.
Stay tuned for updates on this case.