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LA Kings fire mascot employee accused of harassment

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have fired the employee who dresses as the hockey crew’s mascot after an investigation into a sexual harassment lawsuit filed towards him earlier this one year.Tim Smith turned into fired Friday, the Kings acknowledged in a brief observation. The crew declined additional comment, citing the pending litigation.Smith wore a 6-foot-4 lion suit and played Bailey, the Kings’ mascot, in his job as the crew’s senior supervisor of sport presentation and events. He had been employed by the Kings since 2007, the equal one year that the Bailey character debuted for the franchise.Smith, the Kings and crew proprietor AEG had been sued by a former member of the Kings Ice Crew, which performs a number of capabilities for the crew at some level of home games at St...