(Reuters) – Professional football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied accusations of sexual harassment by a woman who was an executive assistant to the former National Football League player at the sports marketing firm he co-founded.
According to the lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court in Orange County, California, Moon required Wendy Haskell to share his bed during business trips, wear lingerie and made unwanted sexual advances while she worked as his executive assistant at Sports 1 Marketing.
Reuters was not independently able to verify the allegations.
“Warren Moon has yet to be served with the lawsuit filed by Wendy Haskell, but he is aware of the claims contained in it. Mr. Moon denies the claims by Ms. Haskell,” his attorney, Daniel Fears, said in a statement received by Reuters Thursday dated December 6.
“Mr. Moon contends these claims are meritless, and he has every intention to vigorously defend himself in court.”
A representative from Moon’s company did not immediately respond to Reuters when asked to comment on the allegations against the 61-year-old former quarterback.
According to the lawsuit, Haskell was hired by Sports 1 Marketing in early July to be Moon’s executive assistant, and her responsibilities included traveling with him for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances.
The lawsuit claims that Haskell traveled with Moon on an almost weekly basis during her employment and that he made her stay in his hotel room and share his bed.
Haskell alleges she was required to keep the bathroom door unlocked when she showered and that Moon repeatedly entered the…