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LA Kings suspends mascot after sexual harassment lawsuit

LA Kings Mascot
Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 14:01:55-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— The Los Angeles Kings have suspended the man who performs as the ice hockey team’s mascot after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against him by a former female employee. ESPN reported the team suspended Tim Smith. Smith portrays the lion mascot called Bailey and is the senior manager of game presentation and events. A lawsuit filed by a former female employee against Smith, the Kings and team owner AEG Corp. seeks more than $1 million in damages. The woman was a member of the Kings Ice Crew, the team’s brand ambassadors.