Geno Auriemma sued: Security official claims coach had her removed from job after turning down his sexual advance

SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 06: Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship game at the Alamodome on April 6, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

An NBA security official has filed a lawsuit against UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, alleging that Auriemma had her removed for her job as the top security official for the women's Olympic basketball team because she turned down his sexual advance. The NBA and USA Basketball are also named in the suit.

Read the New York Times story I linked to above, but the short version is this: The security official, Kelley Hardwick, says Auriemma tried to kiss her on a 2009 basketball trip and that she rejected him. She says that as a result she was removed from her post at USA Basketball. An NBA official is quoted by in the Times story saying that they looked into her claims and believe that her removal had nothing to do with Auriemma.

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