A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis on Wednesday, alleging Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals.
In her lawsuit, which also names the team, Erika Ross Smith alleges Ellis began sending her several dozen explicit messages, sometimes several times a day, starting in November 2010 through January while she worked for the team’s community relations department.
The messages included lines such as, “I want to be with you,” and “Hey Sexy,” and periodically asked her what she was wearing or doing, according to the lawsuit.
Smith would often reply with “What do you want?” or “I am sleeping,” the lawsuit claims.
“On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma,” her attorney, Burt Boltuch, said at a news conference in his Oakland office. “On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop.
“She was embarrassed. She was intimidated. She felt scared and helpless.”
The Warriors deny the allegations, saying Ellis and Smith had a “consensual relationship.”
On July 25, 2008, Ellis signed a six-year, $67 million contract extension with the Warriors, making him the highest paid player on the team.
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I mean, he looks extra regular himself, sooo... You never know!
I don't believe this chick.Look how she looks,Yuck...
just another hoe trying to get um idk money attention idk! why would you give him your number or why didnt you block his # stupid hoe!!!
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I don't believe her, this is the year of the ***, or "heaux" as MTO puts it. Every scallywag is trying to cash in this year.
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Wow. So, because she doesn't look like Halle Berry she's lying? Smh I believe her. This dude is lowdown. I hope they all have to pay her. FYI - you don't have to be a supermodel to get sexually harassed.
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That *** Monta from Mississippi, so that is what consider pretty in the South.
That *** should've enjoyed the attention while it lasted, because I'm sure she doesn't get it very often.
And that's even if I believe the ugly *** (which I don't).
he fine as hell why would he even text her ugly ***? she better sit her a$$ all the way down. tell her I said it!
So what if she's 'regular' looking? If a woman has boobs and booty, she's fair game for any man.
I live in Oakland and this is all over our news. Ellis' wife allegedly reported to the Warrior's what was going on, which eventually got the woman fired.
For the wife, she need to check her man, because if he was sexting this woman, who knows what else he's doing and with who. For the accuser, why is she filing a lawsuit now when the supposed unwanted text started in Nov. '10? And what he doin' with your cell number? You could of just given him your office number or something!
It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
Yeah right....how did he get her number? If he was harassing her why didnt she change her numbeR?
I agree with ksuelove. You people on here are just ignorant and hateful. Just because she does not look attractive to everyone does not mean she is lying. Smh. This is exactly why guys like Ellis are able to get away with ***. I'm not saying that he did it but to assume he didn't just because the woman is "ugly" or "hit" is just plain old ignorant.
they both look alike with those bulging eyes. I hate how the media loves to pit black man against black woman and praise interracial this *** that. gtfoh If she was a victim then he ought to pay. if he's one, she ought to, period.
I'm so sick of *** talking about they felt scared and helpless that's why they ain't say nothing at the time but wanna come back years later talking ***. How he get your number ***?! Why were you scared? The *** threaten you? Get the *** outta here. *** the highest paid on the team. Probably got *** licking his sweat up off the court and he harassing you?! Riight.
LOL...I knew she was black!!! She needed money! Hopefully, his wife won't divorce him over this mess! He needs to be ashamed and start going to church!!! Jesus saves!
Who cares what she looks like? Why are we dogpiling someone who was harassed by someone else with a lot of money? I know you haven't forgotten Penn State.
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She looks good enough for someone to sexual harass, find other news @NaptownNews
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She could look like the bottom of somebody's foot, if he's harassing her, he needs to stop or be prosecuted and sued if he doesn't. Sexual harassers need a good lawsuit and an 8zzkicking to stop them from doing that ish.
BTW, MTO, your priorities can be really f*cked up sometimes. Now, I want to see those photos he sent. He's a sexy brotha, do the "genitals" live up to the promise?
Here is what really happened......He gave her his number b/c he felt sorry for her and she prolly caught feelings for dude. So when he *** her down, she got mad and is suing him for payback. They are a lot crazy chicks out there.
I agreed with Coffey_baby
Desi princess *** is a drippy pu@@y maggot..but we all got to think she was made by her mother and her mothers brother so shes alittle bit fU@KED up..poor, poor bit@h
SMH Im sorry when the hell did a contract or a uniform make an ugly athlete hot???? just cause he is on a team doesnt mean his taste is great or that he is on some godly level. you need to stop putting these athletes on a pedestal they dont deserve! a man, is a man, is a man! atheltic talent doesnt make them too good for the "regular looking" women. besides beauty is in the eye of the beholder & um yall have posted pics of some with their wives & there are some "average" looking ladies if not questionable on gender. & we've seen hot women with ugly men. Not everyone is as shallow as you & these ignorant people commenting on just her looks.
she complaining, lol @diontelove
There's some real ignorant crack babies on MTO. So only ugly poeple lie about sexual harrassment? smh When men are disrespectful girls who think they're cute take it as a compliment, but REAL women call it what it is SEXUAL HARRASSMENT. Don't disrespect this lady for being a REAL WOMAN.
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Why didn't she change her number ?
@_DesiPrincess . Hell yeah black women are evil why you think i got becky. dont i look happy. thats what i keep trying to tell these brothas.
Where all the bytches who jump on bruhs for white chicks???Now look your no different.
So let me get this straight, she said "What do you want?" and "I'm sleep" but not "I'm not interested" or "Stop Texting Me." Either she's setting him up or she's slow. You weren't that scared to text him back and ask what he wanted right? Now she's playing the she was scared card? Come on now, even Stevie Wonder can see what's going down here.
she tryin to get paid
@Tim1111 Don't do the South or Mississippi cuz I'm from Jackson, MS jes lik he is. dat was an ignorant comment. *** datz not considered pretty.
lol if he loses this case he should fire his lawyers how you gonna tell me your sleeping and what do i want,you no what he wants cuz you gave him your# and if you dont want him you tell him your not intrested like that cuz i no for sure he not trying 2 be your friend unless its sexual,its very sad 2 see these BW working with the WM 2 bring us down,thats the way i talk my women that i did not bang yet.but if they got banged i will ask or tell her what am going 2 do 2 her pusi stuff like that.
What she looks like has nothing to do w sexual abusive behavior (harassment, rape, etc.) it's abt power and control. That's why grannies get raped, not cuz a wrinkled cooch is sexy.
And ain't no point in asking questions to try to blame the "victim". Why didn't she this, why didn't she that. Y didn't he stop w his married ***.
From the looks of her, (no disrespect) he prolly thought he could fux w her and she'll submit...power+control. And she did, till she got that pink slip.
Yet still, ima need more evidence than "hey sexy" reponse "im sleeping" to convict...(lemme see dose d*ck pix lol). She could be on her come up game.
These comments make me laugh. If she was sexually harrassed, she has some control over the situation. Stop talking to him, change her number or cut him off. Then on the other hand, we have self hating BM that will agree with men on exploiting this woman and say she's lying. That's why we as a race will never get anywhere. We are obsessed with self hate, control and power. So please STFU, because BW don't stick together. We'll side with a dumb azz friend that's still in love with a creep like this and think this a good man to be with. Personally, for text messages, this is very petty.
What difference does looks make these days? People everywhere date all shapes, sizes, colors etc. My thing is...all long as you keep yourself up. I cant stand to see somebody with a bummy looking person or somebody that looks stinking. At least look like you took a bath....dang. Monta is average but hes also workable so dont knock a *** because he aint Denzel. A lot of people are average but makeup and money makes a helleva difference. Shes ok....Ive seen worse.
You Guys are Killing Me on Here, She was a Former Employee of the Warriors, that is why he had her number! 2nd Do you think her attorney would tell her to come to court or a press conference looking like a video vixen? Ummm No! He advised her to dress homely & frumpy so ppl would feel sorry for her and ask why? I swear the ignorance of the American public astounds me! SMH To Monta's wife - Girl check ya Man! and to _DesiPrincess You look half black so dont make comments like Black women are evil because in reality since u look part black- You would fall into that category of being "evil" as well.
To Monta Come on Now Bruh! You betta shake the Devil off, all them tatts got u suffering from ink poisining or something, quit acting like a Bama a$$ Niqqa from Mississippi who aint neva seen No booty before. You about to Be Broke & Back in the fields- You Betta Get some Act Right, RIGHT NOW with ya silly a$$ ! CA Girls dont play that *** & U will Break a lil bread! DAM U Mann, GS Warriors Tickets just went up Again :-(
all of you are acting like she looks so *** hit like NO ONE would ever *** with her.
he looks pretty average himself. like she needs to look like a supermodel or something to be sexually harrassed.
this is why it's called sexual HARASSMENT, not sexual "you're fine as ***, so i'm going to try and get on with you."
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DesiPrincess how ru gone say black women are evil!! If u dnt have nun betta to say den ignorant *** lik that then dnt say nun at all b4 u run into the wrong person.
I stopped watching the NBA years ago, so I don't know who this dude is.................but some of the comments are just 'wow'. Anywho, if the Warriors are denying the allegations and saying that they had a 'consensual relationship'... wouldn't that kind of sort of suggest that despite her looks (as so many people are bringing up), they were close in some way or another? Who knows?
She look like a fat old lady. She need to stop acting like a hot mess.
Come on now. There is nothing wrong with her. There are some shady *** people out there who pick so called "regular" looking people on purpose so that people can say things like some of the negative comments on here. If somebody isn't who society thinks is "pretty", people always start that, "look at her--she's lying" type ***. I believe his crunchy *** did it. Go ahead & speak on it carmelchick1, 1BayAreaElite, thelife007, Meeksmonk, Coffey_Baby, & ksuelove. We need to respect black women more & give this shallow, superficial *** up...
She need to quit playing "scared and helpless" GIRL STFU.! Lmao but I mean hell his azz look pretty regular himself so It could be true half the time these triflin azz niqqas will do some ish like that to someone like her because they know ppl will say "Oh look at her why would he ever in life want her" he can get away with it easier because everybody is most likely going to believe him over her smh sad. & it's sadder because he COULD like her yall dont know his taste not everybody goes for the sexy video model types all the time. I just hope he didnt do that because he's married with a son.
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Everyone thought that assistant in NYC was lying when she first accused Isiah Thomas bcz she looked a lil like this chick. STILL she ended up getting P A I D D D as they quickly settled out of court. Some folks are to ignorant to be alive!!
Why didn't she just change her number?
She ugly. & Monta is too.
I don't believe her story though