Former Golden State Warriors assistant coach, and current Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton is being sued for sexual assault. The news comes via a report from TMZ, which obtained legal documents of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit comes from a sports reporter who covered the Los Angeles Lakers during Walton’s tenure as head coach. However, the lawsuit alleges that the sexual assault took place prior to Walton taking the position with the Lakers.
Neither the Lakers nor the Warriors have commented. The Kings released a short statement, saying they are looking into the matter.
The Kings have issued a statement regarding sexual assault allegations against their new coach, Luke Walton, as reported by TMZ.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 23, 2019
"We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time."
Walton and the Lakers mutually agreed to part ways at the conclusion of the season, which was a rocky one for the Lakers. Shortly after leaving Los Angeles, Walton agreed to a deal with the Kings.
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UPDATE: The Warriors have released a statement.
Statement from the Warriors just now on the Luke Walton accusation: "We became aware of the alleged incident and story this evening and are in the process of seeking more information. We’ll have no further comment at this time."— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 23, 2019