A lawsuit has been filed against Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon alleging sexual harassment.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Wendy Haskell filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Orange County, Calif., on Monday. According to Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post, the first to report the existence of the lawsuit, Haskill, 32, was hired to be Moon’s executive assistant in July by Sports 1 Marketing, a company Moon co-founded. The job reportedly required her to travel with Moon for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances.
Per reports which cite court documents, among Haskell’s accusations are Moon requiring her to share the bed with him on road trips, slipping a drug into her drink and pulling down her bathing suit during a trip to Mexico in October, and grabbing her crotch on a trip to Seattle this year.
According to reports, Haskell also alleges that after complaining about Moon’s actions to the company, she was demoted.
A publicist at Moon’s company did not respond to Whitlock’s phone calls and email requesting comment.
This is not the first time that Moon has been accused of misconduct toward women. In 1996 he was acquitted on charges that he physically abused his now ex-wife Felicia. She did not want to press charges but was forced to testify, according to a story from The New York Times by Kate Morris.
Also, in 1995 he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court with a then-Minnesota Vikings cheerleader, according to The New York Times’ Thomas George.
Moon played the first six seasons of his professional football career in the Canadian Football League, and won five consecutive championships from 1978-1982. He signed with the Houston Oilers in 1984 and played there through the 1993 season.
Moon then played three seasons with the Vikings, two with the Seattle Seahawks and two with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is currently ninth-all time in passing yards, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.