Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon sued for sexual harassment

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The lawsuit alleges that Moon required the woman to stay in the same hotel room and stay in the same with him on business trips; told her to wear "skimpy thing lingerie bottoms" to bed; committed sexual battery by grabbing her crotch on a trip to Seattle this year; and pulled off her bathing suit after slipping a drug in her drink on a trip to Mexico.

Moon, who won a Rose Bowl with the University of Washington and then played 17 seasons in the National Football League before retiring in 2000, was sued in 1995 by a Vikings cheerleader who accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit also said Moon claimed "his prior assistant accepted the same arrangement" and Haskell had to play along to keep her job.

Haskell has asked for a jury trial against Moon, who now works for the Seahawks' official radio network. In a lawsuit filed Monday, a woman named Wendy Haskell accused Moon of several different types of sexually inappropriate behavior while the two worked for Moon's sports marketing firm. She alleges that she reported Moon's alleged sexual harassment to Sports 1 Marketing CEO David Meltzer.

Well now, a former National Football League quarterback is among those being accused of sexual harassment according to a report by the Washington Post.

Moon has had legal trouble following incidents involving women in the past.

This is not the first claim against Moon, who earned the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year honors in 1989.

Moon was accused of striking his then wife, Felicia Moon, on the head with an open hand and choking her to the point that she nearly lost consciousness before she escaped from the couple's home in July 1995. He was charged with assault and eventually acquitted by a jury after Felicia stood by him during the trial.

Moon settled a sexual harassment suit in 1995 when a Vikings cheerleader who accused him of offering her money for sex. They divorced in 2001. A publicist for the company, which Moon co-founded in 2010, did not return requests for comment to the Seattle Times.

After the trip, Haskell says in her lawsuit that she was demoted to a position where she made "significantly" less money, and suffered emotional distress and humiliation at work.

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