The Washington Football Team reportedly paid a female employee $1.6 million as part of a confidential settlement back in 2009.
The employee had accused team owner Dan Snyder of sexual misconduct, according to a report published Tuesday by the Washington Post. The employee reported an incident that had occurred on Snyder’s private plane while returning from the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas that year, the outlet reported.
The Washington Football Team paid a female former employee $1.6 million as part of a confidential settlement in 2009, after she accused Daniel Snyder of sexual misconduct (via @TheWillHobson, @bethreinhard and @lizclarketweet) https://t.co/vFAnmWugWi
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 22, 2020
According to the confidential agreement obtained by the Washington Post, the woman made “certain allegations” and was fired for cause in 2009.
“The agreement, which was signed on July 22 of that year by an attorney on behalf of Snyder and two other team executives, did not describe the nature of the allegations,” the Washington Post reported. “In the agreement, neither Snyder nor the team acknowledged any wrongdoing.”
The employee’s personnel file was later changed to say she resigned as part of the agreement, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Over A Dozen Women Accuse Washington Redskins Employees Of Sexual Harassment)
Snyder’s business partners called the woman’s account of events “a serious accusation of sexual misconduct” in court papers filed Monday as part of a dispute between the owners of the team.
Employees of the Washington Football Team were accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen women in an article published by the Washington Post in July.
The team hired D.C. attorney Beth Wilkinson and her firm “to conduct a thorough independent review of this entire matter and help the team set new employee standards for the future.”