Warren Moon on leave from Seahawks broadcast amid sexual harassment allegation
- Author: Stacy Allen Dec 08, 2017,
Dec 08, 2017, 1:35
The case went to trial, and Moon was acquitted when his wife testified she had initiated the violence.
The civil lawsuit was filed on Monday in California, according to the Associated Press.
According to the lawsuit, Moon drugged Haskell's drink without her consent during a business trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Late Wednesday, Moon requested a leave of absence as the club's radio analyst.
The Seahawks did not immediately return a request for comment.
The latest disturbing sexual harassment allegations are against famed former NCAA, CFL and National Football League quarterback and current Seattle Seahawks' broadcaster Warren Moon (seen above during agent Leigh Steinberg's 2017 Super Bowl party).
710 ESPN Seattle's Dave Wyman will join Steve Raible, Jen Mueller, and John Clayton on the Seahawks radio network this week from Jacksonville.
The woman, who worked for a sports marketing firm where Moon was president, claimed she was hired as the retired quarterback's executive assistant. Her job, which she claimed she was demoted from after complaining about Moon's misconduct, required her to travel with Moon to events on a regular basis.
Moon was Pac-8 co-Player of the Year in 1977 when he led the Huskies to the conference title and a win over MI in the Rose Bowl, in which he was MVP.
After beginning his career in the CFL and then playing 12 years for the Oilers and Vikings, he spent the 1997 and 1998 seasons with the Seahawks before finishing up his playing career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2000. Oh, and he's on the board of trustees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Moon was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Moon was named the the 1989 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, an award given to players for excellence on and off of the field. In 1995, he was sued by a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader for sexual harassment and in the same year, he was arrested for physically abusing his wife. The case was settled out of court. The couple divorced in 2001 to end a 20-year marriage.
According to the lawsuit, Moon forced Haskell to share a bed with him and wear "skimpy thong lingerie bottoms" at night. When Haskell refused, she claims Moon told her she had to comply to keep her job and that "his prior assistant accepted the same arrangement".
Fitzgerald told The Washington Post that Haskell did not report any of Moon's conduct, including the alleged sexual battery, to police. She was expecting to further her career in the sports marketing industry.