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December 21, 2011          4:47 pm

It appears Monta Ellis’ season is getting off to a troubled start.

A former employee of the Golden State Warriors filed a sexual harassment suit against the 26-year-old guard on Wednesday, claiming he sent her unwanted text messages and at least one explicit photo.

Erika Ross Smith, who worked in the team’s community relations department, alleges that Ellis sent her explicit messages up to several times a day and even sent a photo of his genitals to her work-issued cellphone.

According to the Associated Press, the messages included lines such as “Hey Sexy,” and “I want to be with you.” Smith would often reply, “What do you want?” or “I am sleeping.”

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Smith, who is also suing the Warriors, claims in the lawsuit that her job title was changed and that she eventually was fired after Ellis’ wife discovered the text messages and complained to team officials in January. The lawsuit claims wrongful termination, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and seeks unspecified damages.

Smith’s lawyer says his client felt scared and helpless.

“On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma,” attorney Burt Boltuch said at a news conference in his Oakland office Wednesday. “On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop.”

Rick Welts, president and chief operating officer of the Warriors, says the team is taking the allegations seriously. But he stressed that the franchise never took inappropriate action against Smith.

“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.”

Ellis’ agent told the AP that his client was traveling to Oakland and was not immediately available for comment.

Ellis, who signed a six-year deal worth $66 million in 2008, was the Warriors’ leading scorer last season, averaging 24.1 points per game. He was selected the NBA’s most improved player in 2007.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/12/monta-ellis-accused-of-sexual-harassment-in-lawsuit.html

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Monta Ellis was born on October 26th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monta_Ellis

October 26th, 1985

10 + 26 +1+9+8+5 = 59 = his life lesson = Fall from grace.  Picking up the pieces.  Salvaging what remains.  Overcoming self-interest.

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October 26th, 1985

October 26th

10 + 26 +2+0+1+1 = 40 = his personal year (from October 26th, 2011 to October 25th, 2012) = I could use some help.

40 year + 11 (November) = 51 = his personal month (from November 26th, 2011 to December 25th, 2011) = Reputation.  Credibility.  Lawsuit.  Lawyers.

40 year + 12 (December) = 52 = his personal month (from December 26th, 2011 to January 25th, 2012) = Gossip.  Rumors.  Hell hath no fury like woman scorned.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Monta Ellis

46521 53391          39

 

his path of destiny = 39 = The story is only half told when one side tells it.

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Monta Ellis

4             1

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = MS = 41 = Inappropriate/unwanted sexual conduct.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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PHOTO: Roy Lester and his daughter 21-year-old daughter Jessica at the 2011 New Year?s day Jones Beach Polar Bear Dip. Even though Lester doesn't currently lifeguard at Jones Beach, he still enjoys participating in the yearly event.
Roy Lester and daughter Jessica, 21, at the 2011 New Year’s Day Jones Beach Polar Bear Dip.
August 18th, 2011

A 61-year-old lifeguard is suing New York for age discrimination because he wasn’t allowed to wear his preferred swimsuit during an annual qualification test.

Roy Lester of Long Beach, N.Y., has always worn swim jammers, tight shorts that end a couple inches above the knee. But in 2007, when he showed up to complete his re-hire evaluation at Jones Beach on Long Island, he says, the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation didn’t allow him to take the test.

The swimsuit regulations on the state parks department website say all lifeguards taking the qualifying test for Long Island beaches must wear boxers, briefs or board shorts, a regulation, Lester says, he had never encountered until 2007.

“The older you get, the less skin you should show,” said Lester, who had been a lifeguard on Jones Beach for decades. “Basically, the state’s been trying to get rid of the older guys. They really don’t like older lifeguards.”

Lester said the jammers had never been a problem in the past during the re-hire test. Neither board shorts nor boxers are an option, he said, because they inhibit speed, a key component of the timed test.

To qualify as a Long Island lifeguard, candidates must swim 100 yards in 75 seconds or less, in addition to taking three other timed tests.

Lester, who has completed triathlons in his jammers, recently came in second during this year’s National Lifeguard Championships.

To maintain speed during the re-hire test, his only other option, he said, would be the revealing Speedo, a swimsuit he refuses to wear.

“Older people … prefer a more modest swimsuit and thank goodness they do,” he said. “There’s a thing called aging and there’s a thing called aging gracefully.”

The parks department said it cannot comment on pending litigation, but spokesman Dan Keefe said, “I can say we do not discriminate based on age.”

Lester said other older lifeguards on Long Island want to wear jammers, too, but “I was the only one who stood up.”

“I have three kids,” he said. “I cannot talk the talk and not walk the walk.”

As a result, he says he lost his post as chief negotiator of the lifeguard union at Jones Beach because he’s now working for a private beach.

Lester’s 2007 complaint was investigated by the New York State Division of Human Rights, according to an agency document. The agency dismissed the claim that year, saying there was “no probable cause” to believe the parks office engaged in discriminatory hiring practices.

Lifeguard Sues, Refusing to Wear Speedos

Of the 271 lifeguards hired for the 2007 season, 80 ranged in age from 40 to 80 years old, and six were the same age as Lester, the parks department said during the investigation.

“Therefore,” the Division of Human Rights wrote, “it is not reasonable to believe that the respondent denied the Complainant the privilege of taking the rehire exam because of his age” which was, at the time, 57.

The Division of Human Rights never contacted him, and their rationale for dismissing the case “really doesn’t make any sense,” Lester told ABCNews.com.

He appealed, but his appeal was dismissed because it had been filed two days after the 60-day statue of limitations expired.

He tried to take the new hire lifeguard test in 2008, according to court documents, and was denied once again because he was wearing his jammers.

He sued again in 2009. This time his lawsuit focused on the new hire test, instead of the re-hire test. That case was also dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court in Nassau County.

Last week, however, the suit was reinstated by an appeals court.

Lester, a bankruptcy attorney who has been working as a lifeguard for the past two years at private Atlantic Beach on Long Island, is representing himself in the case, which is expected to go to trial later this year or next.

“I think I have a very strong case,” he said. “It’s just telling the truth of what happened.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/york-lifeguard-claims-age-discrimination-long-island-swimsuit/story?id=14333834

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Roy Lester

9    3

 

his primary challenge = RL = 93 = Making the best of a worse case scenario.

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CLOTHES CALL: Malinda Knowles says a pilot and supervisor accused her of not wearing pants.

2:20 AM, July 22, 2011

A Manhattan financial consultant was kicked off a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport because the pilot mistakenly thought she wasn’t wearing pants or shorts, according to her lawsuit.

Malinda Knowles, 27, said she had already boarded the Florida-bound jet when supervisor approached her and “slapped his walkie-talkie in between [my] legs” and smacked them with the antenna, according to documents filed against the airline yesterday in Queens Supreme Court.

“It was humiliating, degrading, and highly inappropriate,” the Harlem woman said. “I . . . got his name. I didn’t want to show him my crotch.”

Knowles says her 6 a.m. flight for West Palm Beach was set to take off on July 13, 2010, when she was approached by Victor Rodriguez.

“I was sitting on the plane with my orange juice, minding my business, when he said, ‘I don’t want to see your panties, but do you have any on?’ ” she recalled. “He was very vulgar. I didn’t want to show him anything. He asked me to come off the plane, but I didn’t want to go anywhere with him.”

Cops escorted her to a hangar area where they confirmed she was wearing shorts and put her back on the flight, according to the suit, which seeks an unspecified amount.

“If the police come on a flight, everybody thinks you have a bomb,” she said.

But the pilot, James Ewart, apparently wasn’t satisfied and booted her off again, the court papers charge.

Her lawyer, Brian Dratch, called the incident “outrageous.”

JetBlue declined to comment.

from:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/panty_air_raid_lF0rOsLdV16ph3DfZZ7RPM#ixzz1TnCkZrHN

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Malinda Knowles

4139541 2565351      54

her path of destiny =54 = Allegations.  Mistakenly thought she wasn’t wearing pants or shorts.  Things are not as they appear.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Malinda Knowles

4          2

 

her primary challenge = MK = 42 = Misunderstandings.

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Malinda Knowles

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) = 26

So the number 26 rules her ages zero to twenty-seven.

26 = In the news.

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