15 women accuse ex-Washington Redskins officials of sexual harassment

15 former female Redskins employees accuse the team of harassment in Washington Post report

15 former female Redskins employees accuse the team of harassment in Washington Post report

During the past week, as the newspaper presented its findings to the team, three employees who had been accused of improper behavior suddenly departed. According to the report, the accusers expressed skepticism that Snyder and Allen were unaware of the alleged misconduct.

The NFL said it expects the team and all employees to be cooperative but is not yet making its own review of the team.

"The behavior described in yesterday's Washington Post article has no place in our franchise or society", Snyder's statement began.

Earlier in the day, the National Football League said the alleged abuse was contrary to the organization's values and promised to take action based on any conclusions reached by Wilkinson and her firm.

Over the weekend, the Washington (former) Redskins fired Director of Pro Personnel Alex Santos and Assistant Director of Pro Personnel Richard Mann II, but no reason was given until reports surfaced that something big was going to happen.

Snyder also pledged to make organizational changes. Previously, team owner Dan Snyder said that the team would never change its name.

"These matters as reported are serious and contrary to the NFL's values", says a release from the NFL.

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Citing accounts from 15 women - most of whom remained anonymous - the Post reported Thursday on several allegations spanning from 2006 to 2019 involving sexual overtures and comments on the appearances of female employees.

The team has hired D.C. attorney Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh LLP to review the organization's protocols, including its culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct, Wilkinson confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

The women - per a Washington Post report - claimed high-ranking execs made inappropriate comments to them, and on at least one occasion, called a woman "f**king stupid".

Santos, Mann, Michael and former business executives Dennis Greene and Mitch Gershman were mentioned in the Post story.

"We are pleased to see Washington's decision to change their team name and visual identity", EA said in a statement to Kotaku.

In a statement, the Washington team said it takes issues of employee conduct seriously.

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