Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Seahawks grant Warren Moon leave after sexual harassment suit filed

Seahawks grant Warren Moon leave after sexual harassment suit filed

The woman, who worked for a sports marketing firm where Moon was president, claimed she was hired as the retired quarterback's executive assistant. "Moon insisted these "requirements" were part of the job, and made clear that Ms. Haskell's employment depended on her acceptance and compliance with Moon's lascivious behavior, demands and orders".

Wendy Haskill filed the lawsuit in Orange County, Calif. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

According to the lawsuit, the Times reports, Mr. Moon required Ms. Haskell to wear a thong and share his bed in hotels, grabbed her crotch during a trip to Seattle, and on a trip to Mexico slipped a drug into her drink and pulled off her bathing suit. The woman claimed she traveled with him for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances, according to the lawsuit.

He has worked for the Seahawks broadcast since 2004.

Moon's accuser is a woman who was previously employed by the former player's sports marketing company, Sports 1 Marketing (creative name...) based in Irvine, California.

Moon, 61, played in the National Football League for 17 seasons, mostly for the Houston Oilers.

After a sterling career at the University of Washington, Moon became a pro football legend for his productivity as well as his longevity.

Moon eventually got a chance to play for the Houston Oilers in 1984 and would put up huge passing numbers in the "run and shoot" offense.

Two months after that, Moon was arrested in Texas after the quarterback's wife, Felicia, told police that he had slapped and choked her in their mansion near Houston.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Moon is now a radio announcer for the Seattle Seahawks and his No. 1 was retired by the Titans, formerly the Houston Oilers. Though his wife never ended up pressing charges, he was charged with assault but acquitted by the jury after Felicia claimed she started the fight.

"She was expecting to further her career in the sports marketing industry", Fitzgerald told The Post. "She had no idea that her job duties were going to involve that kind of perverse protocol".

Earlier in the same year, a Vikings cheerleader accused him sexual harassment in a case that was settled out of court. The couple has been divorced since 2001.

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