HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Olympic women’s basketball coach Geno
Auriemma has filed a motion seeking to dismiss the employee
discrimination lawsuit brought against him and USA Basketball by a
Kelly Hardwick filed the lawsuit in June, alleging that she was
being kept off the security detail at the London Olympics after
spurning sexual advances from Auriemma on a trip to Russia in 2009.
Auriemma has denied the allegations.
Auriemma’s attorney, Barry Levy, argues in a brief filed Monday,
notes the lawsuit has not merit because Hardwick ended up being
assigned to the USA basketball teams and worked at the Olympics.
He also argues that the court does not have jurisdiction over
Auriemma, a Connecticut resident.
Hardwick’s lawyer, Randolph McLaughlin, said he was not
surprised by the filing and he believes the case has merit.
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