The NFL Network has suspended retired players and analysts after a former employee claimed that they sexually harassed her.
In a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court, former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor accused retired players Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor as well as analyst Heath Evans and former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger, who is now president of sports commentator Bill Simmons’s media group, of sexual harassment, according to Bloomberg.
Cantor accused Faulk and Evans of groping her and making sexually explicit comments. She said that Faulk asked “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life and fondled her breasts and groped her behind.
In the filing, Cantor went to say that Taylor sent “sexually inappropriate” pictures of himself and a video of him masturbating in the shower. She also said that Weinberger sent “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts” and told her she was “put on earth to pleasure me.” The complaint also claims he pressed his crotch against her shoulder and asked her to touch it.
Following the complaint, an NFL Network spokesman said that Faulk, Taylor, and Evans have been suspended pending an investigation into Cantor’s allegations.
Cantor initially filed the case in October, claiming wrongful termination. She was terminated in October 2016. In addition, she complained about working conditions as well as a lack of reimbursement for expenses and failure to compensate.
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