Tennant added that she did not initially report Walton's conduct, but in continued interactions on the job, Walton made "vulgar, guttural sounds" at her and aggressively hugged and kissed her, despite her objections.
Tennant, who had reportedly known Walton for years, had asked Walton to come to her room to assist her with a book she was working on, per TMZ. It was later updated to note it occurred before Walton's Lakers tenure. She says the 2 had a business relationship that went back several years and she wanted him to write a foreword.
Per TMZ, Walton has been accused of pinning Tennant to the bed in her hotel room and forcing himself on her in California in May 2017.
There, according to the lawsuit, he allegedly pinned her to the bed, kissed and groped her while she resisted, TMZ said.
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When she tried to free herself, he kept holding her down, the lawsuit states.
Tennant says Walton eventually let her up from the bed, but as she headed towards the door to leave the room, the former National Basketball Association star grabbed her from behind and forced his body up against hers.
She claims that when Walton let go of her, she then opened the door and left.
When she finally was able to exit the room, Tennant claims she could hear Walton saying, "Good to see you". Walton authored the forward to a book Tennant published in 2014.
It was at the university where he met his eventual wife, Bre Ladd.