12.21: The Monta Ellis File
Erica Smith claims Monta -- heard dozens -- -- wanted text messages. We've proposed sexual encounters and even included a graphic photo of his genitals Henry Wofford joins us now with more. As expected Wednesday lawyer Burton -- not filed a civil lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors in their star player. Monta Ellis was sexual harassment. Starting in November 2010. He initiated a pattern I've been threatened. I don't want did. Harassing. Sexual texts to my client Erika Smith works for the Warriors for three years doing a brief news conference Wednesday afternoon Warriors chief operating officer. Rick -- read a statement but did not take any questions from reporters. He admitted he was a player that Ellis and Smith had a relationship. Well it's sad when the front office became aware -- Ellis who was married and Smith we're till the tick in the relationship. Immediately we told both the -- promptly. Directly. And fairly. The Warriors have never taken any action against the -- for any inappropriate reasons and we deny the allegations. She's making. Bold talk did not allow the plane if the answer reporters' questions he said he and his client are very upset the Warriors claim there was a consensual relationship. The lawyers says that's an absurd position. It pains us that we have to bring those losses. Mr. Ellis said last week that he's turned the corner. Once again I personally believe he has not. We will vigorously defend. The reputation of the Warriors organization and the courts. We don't plan to make any further comment about the details of this case. The player does not -- any physical -- -- Ellis stationed however her lawyers say as the civil lawsuit alleges fourteen different legal claims. And a 165. Separate -- grounds that detail allegations. Involving unwelcome cell phone sex that we're sent late at night or early morning hours. Thank you married for more we will commit our CSN legal analyst Steve Moskowitz and Steve the plaintiff says she doesn't have most of the text messages that -- allegedly sent her way -- problematic is that going to be for her to make her case. I have a lot of -- that as a defense attorney what was edited out because of allegations that unwanted advances were made. First of all I don't know what if anything -- sent. I also don't know if there's a picture of him or not and especially if it was consensual if she said look. Please send me a picture. And I love it when you talk to me in a certain way. And yeah always is the minute you edit anything out it can be extremely misleading -- from all lawyers and a lawsuit have a problem with that and so problem with publicity. When I file lawsuits. I don't go ahead and file press release and put -- phone number down and having some real problems with that and obviously there's the problem with the amount of money that she's trying to recover.
SportsNet Central recaps all that transpired in the Oakland court rooms as a lawsuit was filed against Monta Ellis and the Warriors.