If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a millions times don’t send text pictures of your private parts. Geesh!
But it seems that Monta Ellis for the Golden State Warriors missed that memo.
It seems that Ellis is being sued by Erika Ross Smith, a former employee of the GSW for sending her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals. In her lawsuit, which also names the team, she alleges Ellis began sending her several dozen explicit messages, sometimes several times a day, starting in November 2010 through January while she worked for the team’s community relations department. The messages included lines such as, “I want to be with you,” and “Hey Sexy,” and periodically asked her what she was wearing or doing, according to the lawsuit.
Smith’s attorney said that ‘she was embarrassed, she was intimidated, a she felt scared and helpless’ which were her reasons for not coming forward sooner. According to Ellis and the GSW, Ellis and Smith had a consensual relationship, which when discovered by the team Ellis was told to end the relationship immediately.
Also according to the lawsuit, the Warriors changed Smith’s job description and eventually fired her after Ellis’ wife, Juanika Ellis, learned of the texts and complained to team executives in January.
There has been no action taken by the GSW against Ellis.
To me this seems like a woman who had a relationship with a player, then was fired and now wants revenge. There are so many twists and turns in this story, I can’t wait to see what happens next.