A federal prosecutor filed swimsuit on Thursday in opposition to the Washington Commanders, accusing the troubled NFL franchise of perpetuating “a poisonous tradition of sexual harassment.”
The crew, proprietor Dan Snyder, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league itself have been named as defendants for allegedly “colluding” to maintain the franchise’s poor remedy of feminine workers beneath wraps, in accordance with District of Columbia Lawyer Basic Karl Racine, the town’s prime prosecutor.
A consultant for the NFL and Goodell couldn’t instantly be reached by NBC Information for remark.
“The Commanders and Dan Snyder lied to DC residents about what they knew a couple of poisonous tradition of sexual harassment after which they entered right into a secret settlement with the NFL and Commissioner Goodell that stored the reality from DC residents—all in an effort to guard their income,” in accordance with a press release by Racine.
“In DC, you may’t mislead shoppers to counterpoint your self and get away with it. That’s what this lawsuit is about: standing up for DC residents who have been deceived and misled. Nobody—not even Mr. Snyder—is above the legislation.”
Racine mentioned this crew’s alleged conduct is greatest addressed in a civil lawsuit that he vowed would go ahead even when Snyder finally ends up promoting the franchise.
“I’m repulsed by the conduct at challenge,” Racine advised reporters.
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