Cal assistant basketball coach fights sexual harassment accusations

UC Berkeley assistant coach Yann Hufnagel is seen in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

Cal assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel is fighting against accusations that he sexually harassing a female reporter.

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Lawyers for Hufnagel say they've given UC Berkeley 900 text messages between him and the reporter showing what they call "mutual flirtation."

Hufnagel is on paid leave while he appeals his termination.

The university released a statement about Monday's developments, saying, "There was nothing preventing him from submitting anything that he thought would support his position and it remains unclear why he apparently withheld hundreds of text messages he now believes to be relevant."

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