Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Monta Ellis and the Golden State Warriors are being sued for sexual harassment.
Good news: The NBA season starts this week, and the Golden State Warriors will be among the teams playing. Bad news: Those Golden State Warriors and guard Monta Ellis are being sued for sexual harassment. The identity of the plaintiff and the nature of the allegations have not yet been revealed, but they will be soon. The plaintiff will file the suit Wednesday and will then have a press conference.
The plaintiff's lawyer, Burton F. Boltuch, sent out a press release on Tuesday announcing the suit and the press conference, which will take place on Wednesday morning. Boltuch claims that he has photo evidence of sexual harassment by Ellis, sent from Ellis' cell phone to the accuser. Said Boltuch, about the photo:
"You will be shocked when you see it...It's pretty disgusting and graphic."
The Warriors are being accused of covering up for Ellis, and the plaintiff -- a former employee of the team -- claims that she was let go from her position with the team because of the incident.
For more on Ellis and the Warriors, visit Golden State Warriors blog Golden State of Mind.