Former ESPN host Adrienne Lawrence is suing the sports network
Former ESPN host Adrienne Lawrence filed a lawsuit against ESPN on Sunday, alleging that during her time working at the network, she was sexually harassed.
This past December, the Boston Globe dropped a report on ESPN’s alleged treatment of women – which included allegations from former employee Adrienne Lawrence that she’d been sexually harassed by anchor John Buccigross. Both ESPN and the Boston Globe later published screenshots of text messages between the two.
Sunday, Lawrence officially filed a lawsuit against ESPN for sexual harassment. According to the New York Daily News, the lawsuit alleges that ESPN is a “company rife with misogyny.” It included a list of accusations made by Lawrence in her lawsuit:
The suit filed Sunday alleges rampant mistreatment of women at ESPN, including accusations that male executives “keep ‘scorecards’ naming female colleagues they are targeting for sex,” openly watch porn on their computers and make vulgar comments about women, sometimes in front of them.
Lawrence alleges male colleagues regularly discussed which women in the office they’d like to have sex with, and in one case, talked about what Rihanna must “taste like” in Lawrence’s presence.
TMZ is reporting that Lawrence’s complaint includes an allegation that former ESPN employee Chris Berman left a “threatening” and “racially disparaging” voicemail for Jemele Hill as well.
Berman has yet to comment on the allegation.
Earlier in the day, ESPN named its new president – Disney executive Jimmy Pataro. He clearly already has some issues on his plate to deal with.
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