SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The former sportscaster who accused Luke Walton of sexually assaulting her in 2014 has dropped her lawsuit.
As first reported by TMZ Sports on Thursday, Kelli Tennant has officially dropped her lawsuit against Walton. She had sued him for an alleged assault that happened in a Santa Monica hotel room while Walton was coaching with the Golden State Warriors.
“I remain 100 percent focused on coaching the Kings and will have no further comment,” Walton said in a statement after news broke that the suit had been dropped.
No reason was given for the dismissal. There was no word on whether the two sides had reached a financial settlement, CBS Los Angeles reports.
An independent investigation done by the Sacramento Kings, where Walton is now head coach, didn’t find enough evidence to support Tennant’s claims.
Walton was hired as the Kings’ head coach shortly before the lawsuit was filed.
More than 20 people were interviewed for the independent investigation. Tennant did not participate, the Kings said.