The attorneys for a number of Washington Football Team cheerleaders who accused the group of office misconduct called on the NFL to release the findings of its investigation into the franchise.
Lisa Banks and Debra Katz launched the joint assertion on Tuesday, hours after Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden stepped down as emails confirmed he despatched misogynistic and homophobic messages to a number of folks, together with former Washington president Bruce Allen.
According to The New York Times, Gruden’s emails with Allen and others included “photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms, including one photo of two Washington cheerleaders.”
“It is truly outrageous that after the NFL’s 10-month long investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the longtime culture of harassment and abuse at the Washington Football Team, the only person to be held accountable and lose their job is the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” the assertion learn.
“If the NFL felt it appropriate to release these offensive emails from Jon Gruden, which it obtained during its investigation into the Washington Football Team, it must also release the findings related to the actual target of that investigation. Our clients and the public at large deserve transparency and accountability. If not, the NFL and Roger Goodell must explain why they appear intent on protecting the Washington Football Team and owner Dan Snyder at all costs.”
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Melanie Coburn, a former Washington cheerleader, started a petition calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to release the findings of the investigation into the group.
“The NFL must do the right thing and make the sexual misconduct investigation of the WFT public AND hold Dan Snyder accountable for the history of serial sexual harassment within his organization,” Coburn wrote.
In 2018, The New York Times reported that some cheerleaders have been compelled to pose topless and act as escorts throughout a calendar photograph shoot journey to Costa Rica in 2013. Three dozen cheerleaders made the journey to Occidental Grand Papagayo, an adults-only resort, for the photograph shoot, and in accordance to the newspaper they have been compelled to pose topless and sporting physique paint. The near-nude images have been by no means printed however the images got here up once more in the newest report from Monday.
Coburn advised NPR she wasn’t part of the salacious shoot however was in contact with the cheerleaders who have been.
“They’re all traumatized. It’s just more anxiety-producing evidence that very private, compromising content was circulating not just amongst our team but apparently the entire NFL. So it’s been an emotional 24 hours, to say the least,” Coburn mentioned.
NFL vp of communications Brian McCarthy advised NPR the league has no plans to release emails associated to the investigation.
“We have released no emails during this process and have no plans to do so,” he mentioned.
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