Former Eskimos star Warren Moon sued for sexual harassment


A statement of claim filed on Monday shows Wendy Haskell is suing Moon for unspecified damages for sexual harassment she alleges she endured upon being hired as his executive assistant this summer.

When Haskell first complained to Moon about his business trip demands, he said her job depended on her compliance and that his assistant before her had "accepted the same arrangement", according to the lawsuit. After 17 years in the NFL, Moon was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

According to Whitlock, the suit alleges Moon "committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman's crotch" during a trip to Seattle earlier this year.

In her role as Moon's personal assistant, Haskell says she traveled with Moon on a weekly basis for speaking engagements and charity events.

A Seahawks employee, Moon has been the team's color commentator on its radio broadcasts since 2004.

The report cites a lawsuit filed by a California woman who worked for Moon's sports marketing firm accusing him of multiple offenses. He also played six professional seasons with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos after going undrafted out of the University of Washington.

Moon eventually got a chance to play for the Houston Oilers in 1984 and would put up huge passing numbers in the "run and shoot" offense.

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Moon played 17 seasons in the National Football League, playing for the Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City and Houston Oilers.

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.

Moon has had several public scandals with women and was sued by a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader for sexual harassment in 1995.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Moon is now a radio announcer for the Seattle Seahawks and his No. 1 was retired by the Titans, formerly the Houston Oilers. Moon was acquitted of the charges after a jury spent less than a half-hour deliberating in 1996.

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

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