Warren Moon is sued for sexual harassment

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The proliferation of sexual harassment claims against powerful men has extended to football, targeting a Hall of Fame quarterback who currently works in broadcasting.

Via the Seattle Times, Warren Moon has been sued for sexual harassment by Wendy Haskell. The 32-year-old plaintiff became Moon’s executive assistant in July, and she traveled with him regularly for speaking engagements, charity events, and personal appearances, per the report.

The lawsuit claims that Moon “committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman’s crotch during a trip to Seattle this year,” and that Moon pulled off “the woman’s bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a separate trip to Mexico in October.”

Moon did not respond to a request for comment, and the Seahawks (which employs Moon for its radio broadcasts) did not have an immediate comment.

Moon, according to the report, was sued for sexual harassment more than 20 years ago, while playing for the Vikings. A team cheerleader claimed that he offered her cash for sex; the case was settled within days of its filing.

Given that Moon is employed by the Seahawks, he also faces potential discipline under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

32 responses to “Warren Moon is sued for sexual harassment

  1. drip drip drip…all of this is in recent weeks is just the tip of the iceberg. who’s the next creep to get called out. and all of these corporations that employ these abusers are just as guilty. sweeping things under the rug to save face (and money.) Geez if you have a daughter aren’t you just sick in the stomach? Man, we all have one thing in common and that is we are all part of the human race, treat each other with respect for crying out loud.

  2. This is all great when it’s abstract. But wait until they come for you for that joke you told in the break room 5 years ago.

  3. KCFinfan says:
    December 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm
    drip drip drip…all of this is in recent weeks is just the tip of the iceberg. who’s the next creep to get called out. and all of these corporations that employ these abusers are just as guilty. sweeping things under the rug to save face (and money.) Geez if you have a daughter aren’t you just sick in the stomach? Man, we all have one thing in common and that is we are all part of the human race, treat each other with respect for crying out loud.

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    You don’t need to have a daughter to realize this is disgusting behavior, you just have to be a decent human being.

  4. Not a good look. It’s a shame a handsome brother would feel like he has to pay for it. I’d imagine KIRO radio will drop him from the broadcast with Steve Raibel.

  5. He’s horrible on the radio broadcasts. Hopefully this means we won’t have to listen to him any longer.

  6. The lawsuit claims that Moon “committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman’s crotch during a trip to Seattle this year,” and that Moon pulled off “the woman’s bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a separate trip to Mexico in October.”
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    Was any of this reported to the police? If not, I have to question the claims until some solid evidence is presented. Don’t give me the she was traumatized thing on this one either. If it happened, it’s been since July. If he drugged her drink and attempted to molest her, then it is not much different than Sharper or Cosby–except for the fact that Moon apparently failed. I think guys that do this kind of stuff deserve harsh punishment but some of the #metoo warriors are going too far. “He looked at me and I felt uncomfortable” or “He asked me out and I felt so awkward” are not the same as sexual assault. People laud the movement as the women finally gaining the courage to speak out but the flip side is there are no doubt false claims giving some shady women the power to damage careers and extort money. It is very hard to differentiate without seeing all the evidence, which we will NEVER be privy to.

  7. Donald Trump saying he liked to grab crotches or kiss girls whether they wanted it or not(yes that was him dont be silly) is the general attitude that really is the problem here. Women are just possessions to be used for some men for whatever reason.

    Guessing psychology is a thing here.

  8. Well this isn’t a very good look for a Hall of Fame QB. I knew that the “Me Too” movement wouldn’t be confined to politicians and entertainers. I’m sure there are plenty of athletes and former athletes with skeletons in their closets. This will probably start an avalanche of sexual harassment/assault claims.

  9. moerawn says:
    This is all great when it’s abstract. But wait until they come for you for that joke you told in the break room 5 years ago.
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    I don’t pretend to know whether this allegation is true or not, although I suspect it could be based on the previous accusation against him. I’m willing to wait until more facts come out before forming any kind of opinion one way or the other.
    Nevertheless, if you can’t differentiate between a joke told in a break room and allegedly grabbing a woman in the crotch then that’s part of the problem.

  10. If you were a self respecting woman and the boss you are travelling with asks you to sleep in the same bed with him would you say yes?

    To me, I would’ve said no thanks I am here for work and if there was a problem with that or he tried to “force” me to sleep in the same bed(whatever that means, but that is what they are reporting here in seattle) I would either sue, call the cops(depending on the force part) or both.

    Who agrees to do it, and if you do agree, is it then consentual?

  11. I think it is time to have these girls take lie detector tests. If it is true then deal with it. It is too easy to claim anything against someone today. And nothing is more popular than for a female to make an accusation against a famous male. But at the age of 32, I would have to ask, why would she continue to work for someone who grabs her crotch. I don’t know, I have never had a man try and grab my crotch-WHAT IS THE POINT? I mean they try and smooch up to you, but grabbing a females crotch is not the way to get what they would want. So, I have some doubts on this one.

    Females, don’t complain if you can’t get a personal assistant job with a male and then call it discrimination. If I were a famous male today, I would not let one near me.

  12. With all these accusations, I’m sure some real and some made up, I’m just wondering how many people (men and women) happily “slept” their way to the top in Hollywood and in the business world…

  13. Donald Trump saying he liked to grab crotches or kiss girls whether they wanted it or not

    Actually that is not what the President said. Perhaps you should listen to it again.

  14. I can foresee a lot less women from 30-40 getting hired in the male dominated workforce
    in the near future. I know I wouldn’t hire any ,too much liability.
    I guess you would say the’re shooting themselves in the foot on this one.

  15. KCFinfan says:
    December 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    drip drip drip…all of this is in recent weeks is just the tip of the iceberg. who’s the next creep to get called out. and all of these corporations that employ these abusers are just as guilty. sweeping things under the rug to save face (and money.) Geez if you have a daughter aren’t you just sick in the stomach? Man, we all have one thing in common and that is we are all part of the human race, treat each other with respect for crying out loud.
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    You don’t need to have a daughter to know that what is happening to women is wrong. Its not about YOU, its about the wrongs that are happening to women and girls .. not the wrongs that are happening your YOUR women and girls

  16. Trickle on down to the NFL where 6 game suspensions are going to have to be handed out like candy on Halloween. All thanks to Godelll and the can of worms he opened up with the Zeke case. Florio nailed what’s to come.

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