Warren Moon Accused of Sexual Harassment in Lawsuit


Warren Moon in San Francisco in 2016.

Jason Henry for The fresh York Times

The Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant at his sports marketing firm, according to a lawsuit filed in California This particular week.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court. According to court documents, Wendy Haskell alleged in which Moon made “unwanted as well as unsolicited” sexual advances while she was his assistant working for Sports 1 Marketing. Moon will be a co-founder as well as the president of the company.

The Washington Post first reported on the lawsuit Wednesday. Moon, 61, has been working as a radio commentator for the Seattle Seahawks. The team announced later Wednesday in which This particular had accepted a request by Moon for a leave of absence.

Moon played parts of 17 seasons within the N.F.L. with Houston, Minnesota, Seattle as well as Kansas City. He threw for 49,325 yards as well as 291 touchdowns within the regular season as well as was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006. A former star at the University of Washington, he led Edmonton to a few Canadian Football League titles before playing within the N.F.L.

According to the lawsuit, Haskell was hired as an executive assistant to Moon This particular summer. The lawsuit alleges in which Haskell was forced to sleep within the same bed as Moon on business trips, while wearing lingerie. Haskell said within the lawsuit in which she complained about the arrangement although in which Moon responded, “This particular was the way This particular was.” Additionally, the lawsuit claims Haskell was required to keep the bathroom door unlocked while she showered as well as Moon repeatedly entered the room.

Haskell also claimed she had been drugged by Moon during a trip to Mexico in October. The lawsuit alleges in which Moon acknowledged drugging Haskell because he thought she wasn’t “having fun.” She also claimed Moon pulled off her swimsuit during the Mexico trip.

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