Moon faces sex­ual ha­rass­ment law­suit

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS -

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.

CODIE MCLACHLAN/FILES

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.

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