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 explicit messages several times a day starting in November 2010 while she worked in the team's community relations department.
The messages included lines such as, ''I want to be with you,'' and ''Hey Sexy,'' and proposed sexual encounters, according to the lawsuit.
''On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma,'' Smith's attorney, Burton Boltuch, said at a news conference. ''On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop.''
Boltuch said his client rejected Ellis' advances. Boltuch also showed a photo of what he said was Ellis' genitalia that the guard allegedly sent to Smith's ...