Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon facing lawsuit for sexual harassment

A California woman is reportedly suing Warren Moon for sexual harassment. More

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment and battery in a lawsuit filed by a former female assistant for his sports marketing firm. Haskell alleges that she was then demoted by the firm after more complaints about Moon's sexual advances.

"According to the new lawsuit, Moon required Haskell to stay in his hotel room during business trips, sleep in the same bed and wear "skimpy thong lingerie bottoms" as nightclothes".

He appeared in nine Pro Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. It also includes that Moon allegedly pulled off Haskell's bathing suit and slipped a drug in her drink during a trip to Mexico in October. The woman claimed she traveled with him for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances, according to the lawsuit.

Neither Sports 1 Marketing, of which Mr. Moon is the president, nor the Seattle Seahawks, for whom Mr. Moon is a broadcaster, had immediate comment.

The woman, Wendy Haskell, was working as a publicist for Sports 1 Marketing, a company owned by Moon.

Moon played the first six seasons of his professional football career in the Canadian Football League, and won championships in two of those seasons.

In 1984, Moon took his talents to the National Football League where he played parts of 17 seasons with teams in Houston, Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City.

The full lawsuit, which was obtained by USA Today, made multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Moon.

Moon was arrested in 1995 after his wife reported to police that he slapped and choked her at their home. The couple has been divorced since 2001. The Washington Post does not ordinarily name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Fitzgerald said her client had agreed to go public.

"She was expecting to further her career in the sports marketing industry", Fitzgerald told The Post.

In a statement late Wednesday, the Seahawks said Moon had requested a leave of absence from his role as the club's radio analyst.

"Whenever Ms. Haskell expressed reservations about these outrageous "job duties", Moon insisted this was "just the way it is", and threatened Ms. Haskell that unless she was "comfortable" with him, he'd "find someone else who was".



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