by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis
Jersey Girl Sports fam since the scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, women have come out in all areas in including politics, education, media and now sports. According to the Washington Post NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon is being sued for sexual harassment.
Wendy Haskell, 32,alleges in a lawsuit that Moon required her to wear thong underwear and share his bed during business trips. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in California, Moon said she had to comply to remain with the firm and mentioned that “his prior assistant accepted the same arrangement.” The lawsuit also says that Moon committed sexual battery by grabbing her crotch during a business trip to Seattle. He also allegedly pulled off her bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a recent business trip to Mexico in October.
Haskell wanted her name to be public, and since this allegation, Moon, who is a regular commentator for Seattle Seahawks games on the radio, has requested a leave of absence. Unfortunately, this isn’t Moon’s first run-in with this issue. He was sued for sexual harassment in 1995 by a Vikings cheerleader. That case was settled out of court.
Moon doesn’t have a good track record in his relationships with women. However, since his missteps in the 90’s, things have been relatively quiet. These allegations will definitely hurt his career both now and in the future.
In the meantime, while these allegations are horrific, we should all be careful not to assume anything. We must both believe the alleged victim and perpetrator. Both deserve fair treatment and a reserved judgement until facts are uncovered.
Sadly, I think more women who work in sports will start coming forward.
What do you think?