Erika Ross Smith is Monta Ellis Accuser
Golden State Warriors’ guard Monta Ellis is been accused of harassing and sending racy pictures to a former employee identifies as Erika Ross Smith,Want to know more about Ms. Smith
The news today reported that 26 year-old Monta Ellis allegedly and according to the statement released by Erika Ross Smith has been harassing her, she also said he has been texting her repeatedly and even send her nude pictures of his.
Erika Ross Smith from Oakland said that before the whole nude texting from Ellis started she was director of community relations with the Warriors, in her 14 years with the NBA she also worked with the Suns and the Wizards.
The first series of racy text messages began last November, he would texted several times in the same day her from a secret phone, he also texted her during the night and early morning. He allegedly send her a pic of his genitals last December, that pic was seen by her lawyer Burton Boltuch who described as disgusting. He talked about the case and the text messages from Ellis..
“I want to be with you,” and “Hey Sexy,” and periodically asked her what she was wearing or doing, according to the lawsuit.
Smith would often reply with “What do you want?” or “I am sleeping,” the lawsuit claims.
“On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma. On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop.
“She was embarrassed. She was intimidated. She felt scared and helpless.”
According to Erika Ross Smith after Ellis’ Wife Juanika found out about the text messages in January she confronted her, she also approached the team, it was after this event that the Warriors changed Ross Smith job with the warriors, until they finally let her go.
“I was treated unfairly. I was let go,” Smith said at the news conference. “It wasn’t my fault that I was let go.
The Warriors said she was never treated unfairly, they added that the relation between Ellis and Ross Smith was consensual, they proceed the same way they would with other player, by telling them to stop right away..
“When we were made aware of a consensual relationship between Mr. Ellis and the Plaintiff, we did what an organization should do. We told both to stop — promptly, directly and fairly,” Welts said. “The Warriors have never taken any action against the Plaintiff for any inappropriate reason, and we deny the allegations she is making.”
These allegation from the Warriors were denied by her lawyer..
It was absolutely, unequivocally 100 percent not consensual,” Boltuch said. “And if it was, why was my client’s job duties removed and nothing was done to Mr. Ellis? To me that smacks of sexual harassment.”
Erika Smith said Ellis wife called her in the phone and told her that she knew about the “secret phone” the same term Ellis used to described the phone he used to text Smith, Erika also said Mrs. Amos Ellis believed she was the one who started the text messages with her husband, in one occasion she used her bag to push Erika against a wall.
Erika Smith was fired from the Warriors on August, not before she offered with bride money..
They offered her what I believe is a bribe,” Boltuch said. “They said, ‘It’d be best if you resign and we’ll give you some money.’ She rejected it.”