Five years before Kelli Tennant publicly accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault, she asked Walton to write the foreword in her book “The Transition: Every Athlete’s Guide to Life After Sports.”

A 10-year NBA veteran, Walton met Tennant while she was reporting for Spectrum Sportsnet in Los Angeles.

Now after a crazy week, Kelli is reaching out to her fans. 

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Kelli Tennant, in her first social media post since filing her lawsuit, spoke directly to the camera, saying, “I just wanted to stop in and share my gratitude with you and say thank you for being with me on this journey. And for your love and your support. It has been, as you can imagine, a very difficult, rollercoaster of a week.”

She continued, “But I have felt so loved and so supported every step of the way, from complete strangers — men and women — as well as my incredible friends who have truly stepped up for me.”

Tennant concluded the video by saying, “So I just wanted to share my thanks with you and for anyone that has been in a similar situation, I want you to know that I hear you and I see you and I stand with you.”


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“It could be today. The day you realize they have no more power over you.” – Atticus ⁣ ⁣ Thank you for all the love. I am deeply grateful.

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Tennant said she had visited Walton at his Santa Monica hotel to deliver a copy of “The Transition” in late 2014. Walton, who was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors at the time, allegedly assaulted her in his hotel room.

Without much evidence to prove anything, this will most likely be another he said she said case. 

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