SJ - August 17, 2020
Tim Smith, the man who is the Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey, is being sued for allegedly sexually harassing a female. The female is a member of the team's "Ice Crew."
According to the lawsuit Smith would routinely make inappropriately sexual comments. He would also look at her breasts and butt. The lawsuit is seeking damages over $1 million.
From TMZ Sports:
The woman behind the suit is using the alias Jane Doe to protect her identity -- but says she was hired for the Crew in 2018 to work fan events for the Kings and the Ontario Reign (the Kings' AHL affiliate).
But, things went south, according to the lawsuit, when Tim Smith -- the man who plays "Bailey" the mascot -- began routinely hurling sexually charged comments in her direction.
She claims Smith was not just a performer, but managed the Ice Crew and wields the power to hire and fire people.
But, Doe says Smith created a terrible environment for female employees -- constantly cracking lewd jokes, making inappropriate sexual comments and would leer at her "breasts and buttocks" ... making her feel super uncomfortable.
Not Bailey. You would think that the person responsible for dressing up in a costume and hiring dancers would know better than to sexually harass the dancers he hired.
It's a sad day for mascots everywhere.