Warren Moon denies sexual harassment claim

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Sued for sexual harassment earlier this week, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon responded by taking a leave of absence from his current job as a member of the Seahawks’ game-day broadcasting team. However, Moon denies the allegations made against him.

“Warren Moon has yet to be served with the lawsuit filed by Wendy Haskell, but he is aware of the claims contained in it,” attorney Daniel Fears said in a statement. “Mr. Moon denies the claims by Ms. Haskell.  Mr. Moon contends these claims are meritless, and he has every intention to vigorously defend himself in court.”

The statement explains that Moon requested a leave of absence because he recognizes that “his duties as a commentator on the Seattle Seahawks radio network will be impacted as he defends himself against these claims.”

While Moon has every right to defend himself against the allegations, it’s unclear how his duties for a handful of hours every weekend will be negatively impacted by the situation. The fact that he hasn’t even been served with the lawsuit means that the clock for submitting an initial response in writing to the lawsuit hasn’t even begun to tick. By the time he submits a formal answer to the civil complaint, the regular season will be over. By the time he is expected to provide testimony under oath as part of the discovery process, the postseason will be over.

Regardless, Moon has stepped aside. And he currently plans to fight the allegations. As he does, the situation will play out in the public eye, and judgments will be made in the court of public opinion.

25 responses to “Warren Moon denies sexual harassment claim

  1. He stepped aside because he needs to prepare for a lawsuit, if he doesn’t step aside there will be protests, he doesn’t want to have to answer a ton of questions each week.

    And you should know that they prepare for these games with interviews and film watching, more than just a few hours a week.

  2. Yeah, this is starting to get out of hand. The victim mentality has gotten to a point where it has become corrosive to personal liberty.

    Does sexual harassment happen? Absolutely. But I do find it odd how people are coming out of the woodwork all the sudden. And it is not surprising that people with money are being the most often accused.

  3. dok12345 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Clever….except that he didn’t actually play defense…..
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    One could make the argument that after he built a 35-3 lead, he didn’t really play offense, either…

  4. Moon went into complete meltdown mode right after Buffalo scored their first TD. One sustained drive and the defense would not have had enough time to choke up that lead. He couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the 2nd half, not to mention the INT he threw in OT to seal the deal.

  5. But I do find it odd how people are coming out of the woodwork all the sudden. And it is not surprising that people with money are being the most often accused.
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    Have you noticed that the overwhelming majority have not denied it? I hear you loud and clear. I feel very similar to your POV myself, but I also noticed that only a couple of the accused have denied it. Most of them are hanging their heads in shame (sorry and embarrassed) as they exit stage right.

  6. The specter of this issue could never have arisen if he didn’t allow those circumstances in the first place. This is the same issue the NFL is fighting – guilty or innocent, someone’s reputation (in this case, Moon’s) takes a hit. I’ve never felt so disappointed…I love listening to Moon and Raibs over any TV broadcast crew. He has put that at risk.

  7. Why was she wearing a bathing suit around him on a business trip?

    Lol…. give me a break lady. Have some self respect and professional integrity.

    2 unethical individuals. They deserve each other.

  8. Only reason it was an interception was because the ref didn’t call the obvious defensive pass interference on the play.

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    Moon couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the 2nd half, not to mention the INT he threw in OT to seal the deal.

  9. I’m currently trying to teach my son about being responsible for your actions and I’m really glad that he’s not old enough to be paying attention to politics atm.

    I can’t imagine that conversation with a teenage boy because the guys that are straight lying and denying are becoming Presidents and Senators/congressmen while the guys stepping up and taking responsibility for their actions(however long ago) are becoming suspended and fired from their jobs.

    It is currently a tough sell. The “don’t ever admit you ever did anything wrong, it is a sign of weakness” guys are winning at the moment but hopefully that will change soon.

  10. Why was she wearing a bathing suit around him on a business trip?
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    Yeah. Who ever heard of a hotel having a swimming pool? Crazy talk.

    (Sarcastic eye roll)

  11. baltimoresnativeson says:

    December 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Why was she wearing a bathing suit around him on a business trip?

    Lol…. give me a break lady. Have some self respect and professional integrity.

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    Really, how dare this woman wear a bathing suit at a hotel pool? How dare she expect her boss to respect her rights not to be groped, harassed or assaulted? Yeah, she deserved it. Are you kidding?

  12. I go on several business trips.

    I do not go to the pool with my female co workers. We would both be half naked, it invites trouble.

    I also have a young daughter. I will teach her the same.

    Keep it professional. Be smart.

    He is a creep, and she is a fool.

  13. The good news is the radio broadcast and postgame show will both be much better. He contributes nothing. Steve Raible is awesome to listen to, Moon just interrupts with useless comments. It also seems like he has it written into his contract to be referred to as “Hall of Famer Warren Moon” six times per postgame show.

  14. A woman I dated used to work for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. cheerleader squad. She was responsible for their hair and make up. Consequently, we had seasons tickets in box seats right at the 50 yard line at field level.
    The Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in my city. Thus, the annual “Hall of Fame game” is played here, and the inductees are introduced during half time ceremonies.
    We happened to be present during Warren Moon’s induction, as well as James “Quick” Parker.
    When their names were announced, they walked right past us, close enough for me to shake their hand…so, I did.
    Keep in mind, he is on tv as he walks past us on his way to the podium. As he shakes my hand, he looks at my gf, who is sitting right next to me, and says “Mmm, you’re HOT!” I thought “what a prick”. His son, who is the spitting image of him, was standing just a few feet away within ear shot.
    If he’ll do that without shame, I find these current allegations easy to believe.

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