Texans sued for allegedly failing to properly investigate and respond to sexual harassment complaint

By Jesse Reed
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The Houston Texans are being sued by a former employee who alleges the NFL franchise failed to properly investigate and respond to a sexual harassment complaint filed back in November of 2016.

KHOU.com reports Kristen Grimes is suing for negligence, civil assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. Jason Lowrey, the team’s former Director of Football Operations, is the man who is alleged to have committed the actions against her. Per the report, Lowrey and the Texans, “fostere(ed) an Alpha-Male environment, where continuous improprieties toward female employees were not punished. In fact, they were rewarded.”

The Texans issued a statement in which they defended themselves against the accusations. “We will vigorously defend ourselves against this litigation,” the statement concluded.