Judge tosses civil suit filed against basketball coach

Woman sued Connecticut women’s basketball coach who tried to kiss her

A judge has tossed a civil suit filed against the University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach citing jurisdictional issues.

The suit was filed by security official Kelley Hardwick, who worked with Geno Auriemma, the coach that made a name for himself leading the U.S. women’s basketball team to Olympic victory last year. According to Hardwick, during a pre-Olympic trip to Russia, Auriemma grabbed her and tried to kiss her. When she rejected his advancements, he had the National Basketball Association (NBA) remove her from the Olympic security team.


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