A former Golden State Warriors employee has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against guard Monta Ellis for allegedly sending her unwanted, sexually explicit text messages, The Associated Press reports.
The former employee claims Ellis sent her explicit messages “several times a day” beginning in November 2010, including photos of the player’s genitals, according to the AP. Other reported messages included, “I want to be with you,” and “Hey Sexy,” along with Ellis proposing sexual encounters.
The Warriors changed the employee’s job description after the incidents began, but eventually fired her when Ellis’ wife learned of the inappropriate text messages and complained to team executives.
The employee believes she was treated unfairly. The lawsuit cites wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The amount of damages the former employee is seeking is unspecified at this time. Ellis was the Warriors’ leading scorer in 2010-2011, averaging 24.1 PPG. He is currently in the fifth year of a $66 million, six-year contract with the Warriors.