The growing prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims around Hollywood and the political world now seems to inching its way to the NFL world.
According to The Seattle Times, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon is being sued by a California woman who alleges that the former quarterback sexually harassed here.
“A California woman who worked for a sports marketing firm led by Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that the retired football star required her to wear thong underwear and share his bed during business trips,” the report read.
Currently a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks, the 61-year-old Moon played 17 seasons in the NFL. He’s best known for putting up record passing numbers with the then Houston Oilers from 1984-1993, but also starred for Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City during a career that eventually landed him in Canton back in 2006.
“The lawsuit, filed Monday in Orange County, California, also alleges that Moon, 61, committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman’s crotch during a trip to Seattle this year,” The Times’ report continued. “The suit further accuses Moon of pulling off the woman’s bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a separate trip to Mexico in October.”
The woman, Wendy Haskell, was hired as Moon’s executive assistant back in July and had traveled with him throughout multiple trips for speaking engagements and other events.
Once named NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year, Moon’s reputation has since taken a major hit. Per the report, he was sued by a Vikings cheerleader for sexual harassment back in 1995 — a case that was settled out of court. Mere months later, Moon’s wife accused him of domestic violence, at which point the former NFL quarterback admitted to making a mistake.
Needless to say, this new report of harassment won’t add to Moon’s legacy off the field.