Warren Moon, a former Edmonton Eskimos star who quarterbacked the team to five Grey Cup championships in the 1970s and 1980s, is facing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in a civil lawsuit filed this week by a woman who worked for a sports marketing firm that lists him as its president.
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. "Moon insisted these "requirements" were part of the job, and made clear that Ms. Haskell's employment depended on her acceptance and compliance with Moon's lascivious behavior, demands and orders".
He appeared in nine Pro Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. It also reports the lawsuit alleges Moon grabbed the woman's crotch during a trip to Seattle and that he pulled her bathing suit off after slipping a drug into her drink while on a trip to Mexico.
His Edmonton Eskimos won consecutive five Grey Cups and though his USA teams never won a title, he was named to nine Pro Bowls and set several single-season passing records in a less pass-happy era than now. Moon's company, Sports 1 Marketing, is based in Irvine, Calif.
In 1989, he received the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his charitable works and excellence on the field. The case was settled out of court days later.
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Former Houston Oilers quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon is being sued for sexual harassment.
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 was acquitted of the charges after a jury spent less than a half-hour deliberating in 1996. They divorced in 2001.
The Canadian Press does not normally name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Fitzgerald & Isaacson, the law firm representing Haskell, said its client had agreed to go public.
Additionally, Haskell alleges Moon once ripped her clothes off despite her objections.
"She was expecting to further her career in the sports marketing industry", Fitzgerald told The Post.