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Luke Walton accuser, former Chaparral volleyball player, said she was scared to go public after alleged assault


Last updated 5/3/2019 at 2:49am

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Luke Walton, the N.B.A. coach who recently left the Los Angeles Lakers and was hired by the Sacramento Kings, is been sued by a former sports broadcaster, and Chaparral volleyball player, who said he sexually assaulted her in 2014.

TEMECULA – The former local sports reporter and Chaparral High School volleyball star that is suing ex-Lakers coach Luke Walton for allegedly sexually assaulting her said she waited five years to go public mainly out of fear and in the hope that time would heal her pain.

"I was scared," Kelli Tennant told reporters at a news conference with her attorney, Garo Mardirossian. "When someone assaults you and you think you're going to be raped, coming forward is a scary thing. And I have spent years now dealing with this, trying to forget about it, hoping that I could push it to the side and bu...

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