Moon faces sexual harassment lawsuit
A California woman has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and battery against former Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Warren Moon. The lawsuit, obtained by The Canadian Press, was filed Monday in Orange County, Calif. It names Moon and his company, Sports 1 Marketing, as defendants. Wendy Haskell, a former executive assistant to Moon at Sports 1 Marketing, alleges in the lawsuit that Moon required her to wear skimpy lingerie, share his bed during business trips and made unwanted sexual advances. Haskell also alleges Moon grabbed her crotch while she was sleeping on a recent business trip in Seattle. Fitzgerald & Isaacson, the law firm representing Haskell, said its client agreed to go public with her name. None of the allegations have been proven in court. Sports 1 Marketing did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Moon, 61, spent his CFL career with the Edmonton Eskimos and won five consecutive Grey Cups from 1978-1982. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Moon went on to play 17 seasons in the NFL with Houston, Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City. He appeared in nine Pro Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Moon is an analyst on the Seattle Seahawks’ radio network. The Seahawks are aware of the lawsuit but had no additional comment.
Former CFL quarterback Warren Moon, seen in Edmonton in 2014, has been accused of sexual harassment and battery in a lawsuit filed by a former executive assistant.