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I Thought He Was Going To Rape Me: Luke Walton Sex Abuse Accuser Talks Lawsuit
KCBS TV LOS ANGELES ^ | 4/24/19 | KCBS Staff

Posted on 04/25/2019 12:56:29 AM PDT by L.A.Justice

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — The woman suing former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton for sexual assault gave details to the media on Tuesday.

Joined by her attorney Garo Mardirossian, former LA sports reporter Kelli Tennant described the alleged sexual misconduct that took place back in 2014 at a Santa Monica hotel.

Tennant said that Walton forced himself on her in his hotel room after he allegedly invited her to his room. Tennant said that she wanted Walton to have a copy of her book.

“Out of nowhere he got on top of me and pinned me down to the bed and held my arms down with all of his weight while he kissed my neck and my face and my chest,” Tennant said.

Tennant said that Walton laughed at her when she kept asking him to get off her.

She said that she continued to ask him to stop while he was holding her down.

“I thought that he was going to rape me,” said Tennant.

Tennant says she was finally able to get out of the room. She didn’t come forward right away because she feared her career would be over.

The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of former Spectrum SportsNet host Tennant, who alleges Walton assaulted her at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.

Tennant and her attorneys have not filed a police report. CBSLA asked them why.

“Our interest is not to have Mr. Walton put in jail necessarily,” said Mardirossian. “Our interest was for Kelli to feel better about herself.”

Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, issued a statement, saying in part: “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.”

In a more complete statement released Wednesday, Baute said:

“These claims are false and Luke’s innocence will be proven in court. Yesterday’s press conference was a poorly staged attempt to portray the accuser as a viable spokesperson for an important movement. Her lawyers want to create a public circus to distract from their complete lack of evidence to support their outrageous claims. We will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime.”


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: california; garomardirossian; kellitennant; lakers; losangeles; losangeleslakers; lukewalton; markbaute; metoo; mgtow; nba; redpill
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Why no police report? Her lawyer did answer that question...

Luke's lawyer is talking tough now...But, I would not be surprised if he eventually recommends a settlement instead of going to a trial...

1 posted on 04/25/2019 12:56:29 AM PDT by L.A.Justice
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So, this occurred while Luke was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, and it was decided to release this *now* after he signed to coach the Sacramento Kings. Never mentioned or leaked during his two years as a coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Hard to believe.


2 posted on 04/25/2019 1:07:42 AM PDT by CatOwner
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Our interest is not to have Mr. Walton put in jail necessarily,” said Mardirossian. “Our interest was for Kelli to feel better about herself.”

Feeling better about herself=big bucks.

3 posted on 04/25/2019 1:33:43 AM PDT by Mark17 (What, exactly, was the "only evil continually," that was going on in the days of Noah?)
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To: L.A.Justice

Happens five years ago? Now just coming out? I’d offer $88, and a six-pack of Club Soda. If there is no police report or investigation...it never happen.


4 posted on 04/25/2019 1:36:12 AM PDT by pepsionice
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[waves female card] note to women from a woman: it’s hard to buy a story when it starts with, he invited me to his hotel room and I went alone. Seriously, if a gal invites a guy up to her apartment, she’s not inviting him there for tea and crumpets. So why can’t women figure it out that it works the same with men? If all she wanted was for him to have a book, leave it at the front desk, mail it, drop it off to his secretary. Don’t go to hotel rooms and if you absolutely positively feel you have to go, for a book, then take your best male friend or your girl posse with you.

she wanted to ‘feel better about herself’ What a joke.


5 posted on 04/25/2019 1:50:06 AM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

Thank you!


6 posted on 04/25/2019 1:57:42 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blueplum

Well said!


7 posted on 04/25/2019 1:58:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Beta Male O'Rourke is a fake Mexican.)
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...If she “thought” it...it must be true


8 posted on 04/25/2019 1:59:26 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: blueplum

Really?

I turned down so many women because I thought they were going to feed me breakfast in the morning and I dont really like breakfast.

Guess I missed out on a good time...


9 posted on 04/25/2019 2:00:03 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0ndRzaz2o)
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To: blueplum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-skZx5liyaM


10 posted on 04/25/2019 2:00:14 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Doogle

"....thought I own a Ferrari... then dimmit, I woke up"

11 posted on 04/25/2019 2:06:39 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Vendome

Breakfast is the best part!


12 posted on 04/25/2019 2:09:15 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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take your...girl posse with you.

She did, which is part of the problem.


13 posted on 04/25/2019 2:18:52 AM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: blueplum

Right!?

This is not that hard.

And many of the same people who will be out there supporting this woman and calling for Walton’s head, were making fun of Pence when he said he never ate a meal alone with a woman not his wife. He looks smarter every day.


14 posted on 04/25/2019 2:40:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Tennant said that Walton forced himself on her in his hotel room after he allegedly invited her to his room. Tennant said that she wanted Walton to have a copy of her book.

Because you always go to an oversexed athlete's hotel room to give them a book.

Jury votes BS. Case dismissed.

15 posted on 04/25/2019 3:15:49 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: L.A.Justice

He invited her to his hotel room. She went. Case closed.


16 posted on 04/25/2019 4:08:11 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: L.A.Justice

“I thought that he was going to rape me,”


Dammit all. It’s bad enough that a whole
new category of crime, hate crimes, are
contingent on what the perp was thinking.
Now, I have to worry about what the victim
is thinking, too? The cave man with his club
didn’t know how good he had it.


17 posted on 04/25/2019 4:29:32 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: L.A.Justice

If you’ve got money never be alone with a woman you don’t know and trust.


18 posted on 04/25/2019 4:52:53 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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“Our interest is not to have Mr. Walton put in jail necessarily,” said Mardirossian. “Our interest was for Kelli to feel better about herself.”

No, your interest is for the accused to pay up.

19 posted on 04/25/2019 4:54:52 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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“Our interest was for Kelli to feel better about herself.”

And nothing makes one feel better about themselves quite like a big pile of cash.

L


20 posted on 04/25/2019 5:00:42 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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