Several current and former NFL Network employees have been accused of sexual harassment by a former female employee.
The list of accused includes former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, as well as former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger.
Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the network, filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday accusing Weinberger of sending “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts” and telling her she was “put on Earth to pleasure me.”
Cantor also claimed Weinberger pressed his crotch against her shoulder and asked her to touch it, according to Bloomberg.
She also stated that Faulk, a former running back who’s now an on-air analyst at NFL Network, would ask her “deeply personal and invasive questions” about her sex life and fondle her breasts and grope her behind.
Meanwhile, Cantor accused Taylor, another former player and current analyst, of sending her “sexually inappropriate” pictures of himself and a video of him masturbating in the shower. She accused McNabb, a former player and now former analyst, of texting her explicit comments.
NFL Network has suspended Faulk, Taylor and Evans pending an investigation into the allegations.
According to Bloomberg, Cantor said she initially complained about the analysts’ behavior to Marc Watts, the NFL’s talent coordinator, but he only told her, “It’s part of the job when you look the way you do.”
The allegations come near the end of a year marked by an epidemic of sexual harassment accusations against men in politics, entertainment, the media and technology. Allegations have dogged such high-profile names as Al Franken, John Conyers, Roy Moore, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and even former President George H.W. Bush.
In fact, Time magazine recently named “The Silence Breakers” – women who have come forward to make accusations of sexual harassment or assault – its 2017 Person of the Year.