Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon Sued for Sexual Harassment

Doug Mendoza
December 8, 2017

Per the Washington post, the plaintiff, who was hired in July as Moon's executive assistant, alleges she was demoted in October after complaining about Moon's sexual advances.

The lawsuit was filed in California against Moon and his company, Sports 1 Marketing, and according to Haskell's lawyer, the defendants have 30 days to respond upon being served.

Former UW quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon, through his attorney on Thursday, denied the sexual harassment allegations in a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee this week.

Wendy Haskell, 32, has filed a suit alleging that Moon regularly groped her and harassed her when she was traveling with him for speaking engagements, charity events, and other appearances. 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.

The latest disturbing sexual harassment allegations are against famed former NCAA, CFL and National Football League quarterback and current Seattle Seahawks' broadcaster Warren Moon (seen above during agent Leigh Steinberg's 2017 Super Bowl party).

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Additionally, Haskell alleges Moon once ripped her clothes off despite her objections. On the same trip, according to the lawsuit, Moon pulled off Haskell's bathing suit while on the beach, despite her pleas with him to stop. Moon "recognizes that his duties as a commentator on the Seattle Seahawks radio network will be impacted as he defends himself against these claims", Fears said. She also claims that Moon grabbed her crotch while she was sleeping and slipped a drug into her drink during a trip to Mexico in October because he thought she was not "having fun".

The lawsuit claims that Haskell traveled with Moon on an nearly weekly basis during her employment and that he made her stay in his hotel room and share his bed. Moon insisted she would lose her job if she did not comply and that his former assistant "accepted the same arrangement", the lawsuit claims.

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". Moon played six years in the Canadian Football League after starring at the University of Washington. Five years later he became the first black quarterback to gain induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Haskell's attorney, Diane L. Fitzgerald, told The Washington Post her client had chose to go public with the suit.

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