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"I thought he was going to rape me"

A former sports reporter who accused Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of having sexually assaulted her hotel room on Tuesday said she feared that he would not be raped by her.

Kelli Tennant, who claims that Walton attacked him during his visit to his hotel during his tenure at the Golden State Warriors, said at a press conference that the coach's She had restrained and kissed her by force.

"Coming out of nowhere, he came over me and licked me against the bed and held my arms down while weighing while kissing my neck, my face and my chest," he said. Tennant at a press conference in Los Angeles.

She added that when she asked him to come down, "he's making fun of me".

"I thought he was going to rape me," she said.

Tennant said Walton had attacked him while he was an assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors, from 2014 to 2016.

She said that she considered him a friend and she went to give him a copy of his book at a Santa Monica hotel during a road trip of the Warriors to Los Angeles. She detailed the alleged attack in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ on Monday.

"When you are attacked and think that you are going to be raped, it is scary to make yourself known. I spent years trying to solve this problem, "she said.

Tennant's lawyer, Garo Mardirossian, said that, years after, he thought it would be difficult to file the report now with the police and set up a criminal case.

A Walton lawyer called the charges "unfounded" and said Tennant was "an opportunist, not a victim."

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