Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Warren Moon on leave from Seahawks broadcast amid sexual harassment allegation

Warren Moon on leave from Seahawks broadcast amid sexual harassment allegation

Haskell was hired in July as Moon's executive assistant at Sports 1 Marketing in Irvine, which he started in 2010.

In a statement late Wednesday, the Seahawks said Moon had requested a leave of absence from his role as the club's radio analyst.

According to multiple reports, Wendy Haskell, 32, who worked for Moon's Sports 1 Marketing company, filed a lawsuit against her former boss in Orange County, CA. alleging a pattern of sexual abuse perpetrated by the Hall of Fame QB.

Haskell has asked for a jury trial against Moon, who now works for the Seahawks' official radio network. He signed with the Houston Oilers in 1984 and played there through the 1993 season.

Moon played parts of 17 seasons in the National Football League with four teams: the Houston Oilers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Originally reported by The Washington Post, Haskell's lawsuit claims Moon, 61, required the plaintiff to wear certain types of underwear and share a bed with him on business trips. But his reputation was later marred by scandals involving women.

Earlier in the same year, a Vikings cheerleader accused him sexual harassment in a case that was settled out of court.

Two months after that, Moon was arrested in Texas after the quarterback's wife, Felicia, told police that he had slapped and choked her in their mansion near Houston. He reconciled with his wife, who declined to press charges. They divorced in 2001. It names Moon and his company, Sports 1 Marketing, as defendants. The lawsuit claims that Moon required Haskell to sleep in the same bed as him and wear "skimpy thong lingerie bottoms". When she protested, he replied that she had to comply to keep her job and said that "his prior assistant accepted the same arrangement," the lawsuit states.

This is not the first time that Moon has been accused of misconduct towards women.

"She was expecting to further her career in the sports marketing industry", Fitzgerald added.

"Whenever Ms. Haskell expressed reservations about these outrageous "job duties", Moon insisted this was "just the way it is", and threatened Ms. Haskell that unless she was "comfortable" with him, he'd "find someone else who was".

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