Scientists should study the brains of athletes and celebrities who think it is a good idea to text pics of their peen to unsuspecting women because there might be something wrong with them.
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis is the latest public figure to take advantage of his iPhone's handy, dandy 8 megapixel camera to snap a picture of his penis…then send it to a girl…who didn't even want to see it!
As a result, he is being sued by Erika Ross Smith, a former team employee, who claims the NBA player sent numerous unwanted text messages reading "Hey Sexy" or "I want to be with you." Ellis
generously topped off his "absolutely, unequivocally 100 percent not consensual" sexual harassment by giving her a glimpse of his genitals through a text on December 17, 2010.
Smith, who says she rejected all the advances from the MARRIED man (oh, isn't that nice?), was fired from her position with the team's community relations department and, in her opinion, believes Ellis is at fault.
Her suit seeks unspecified damages for retaliation, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress because she not only thinks that Ellis complained about her job performance after she rejected him, but after finding the text messages, his wife did too!
Burt Boltuch, the plaintiff's lawyer, believes there is more than money at stake in his clients lawsuit, explaining:
"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."
The Warriors see things differently. They believe both Ellis and Smith engaged in a "consensual relationship", so she's really got nothing to complain about.
Stop sending pictures of your penis to people! That goes out to anyone and everyone — especially celebrities!
It's just NOT a good idea because you're basically handing out an invitation for a sexual harassment lawsuit (whether it's deserved or not)! C'mon people! Don't let history repeat itself!
[Image via AP Images.]