"Warren Moon has yet to be served with the lawsuit filed by Wendy Haskell, but he is aware of the claims contained in it", Moon's attorney Daniel F. Fears said in a statement released to The Seattle Times Thursday morning.
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is the latest male celebrity to be hit by sexual harassment allegations. "Mr. Moon contends these claims are meritless, and he has every intention to vigorously defend himself in court". The woman claimed she traveled with him for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances, according to the lawsuit. She also accused Moon of pulling off her bathing suit and slipping a drug into her drink during an October trip to Mexico, according to the Post.
Additionally, Haskell alleges Moon once ripped her clothes off despite her objections. She claims her demotion by the firm in October occurred after she complained about the incidents.
Despite the denial, after the allegations were made public, Moon stepped aside from his position as a member of the Seahawks' game-day broadcasting team.
"I think she was scared", Fitzgerald told the newspaper.
Diana Fitzgerald also told Global News she had not pursued criminal charges at this time and that they "have not made a decision as far as the criminal aspect of the case". "She had no idea that her job duties were going to involve that kind of perverse protocol".
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She said that Phillips is ensured by two sections of the First Amendment: its insurances of religious exercise and free discourse. Justice Samuel Alito questioned how Phillips could be accused of discrimination when gay marriage wasn't yet legal in Colorado.
Moon was named the the 1989 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, an award given to players for excellence on and off of the field. The case was settled out of court.
Moon was accused of striking his then wife, Felicia Moon, on the head with an open hand and choking her to the point that she nearly lost consciousness before she escaped from the couple's home in July 1995. He played 10 seasons for the Houston Oilers, three seasons for the Minnesota Vikings and spent two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seahawks.
Moon threw for 49,325 yards and 291 touchdowns in the regular season and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006. Moon played six years in the Canadian Football League after starring at the University of Washington. "Brock Huard and Dave Wyman will assume the role of radio analyst indefinitely".
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