Former Sparks GM Penny Toler sues organization

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Former Los Angeles Sparks general manager Penny Toler is suing the WNBA team, saying she was fired for raising complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships involving the team president and a managing partner, not for using a racial slur.........

Toler said her termination had more to do with retaliation "after raising complaints about the workplace conduct" of former team president Christine Simmons and team managing partner and governor Eric Holoman, "who were engaged in an extra-marital affair" during Simmons' tenure as team president -- a relationship Toler said made doing her job difficult.........

Toler, who had been with the franchise as a player or GM since it was first founded in 1997, describes a soap-opera-like atmosphere in the lawsuit that allegedly included sexual relationships between Simmons and a ball boy and the coach and a player.........

Toler said she asked Sparks management to investigate Agler's relationship with the player and was told by Holoman that he would handle it. -- but that no action was taken. She said she didn't hear anything about the allegations again until the league reached out to her in 2019......

Toler said the former coach's "sexually predatory conduct caused certain Sparks players to complain that he made them uncomfortable, and compelled other Sparks players to leave the team altogether." Agler eventually resigned and is currently coaching Dallas.


We will see what happens next.