Another sexual harassment scandal has been unleashed and this time it affects personnel at the NFL Network. Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network, has filed an amended complaint against NFL Enterprises, according to Bloomberg. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Dec. 11, implicates current and former employees. They include on-air talent Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor of the NFL Network and ESPN’s Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis.
Each of the ex-NFLers has been suspended during investigations that have been launched as a result of the filing.
Among Cantor’s allegations, she said Taylor sent her “sexually inappropriate” photos of him masturbating. USA Today reported that Hall of Famer Faulk is accused of “fondling [Cantor’s] breasts and groping her behind” and exposing his genitals. Evans, the suit claims, “constantly propositioned [Cantor] to have sex with him.” Warren Sapp, who was fired from NFL Network in 2015, allegedly “gave sex toys as a Christmas gifts three years in a row [and] showed [Cantor] nude pictures of numerous women he claimed to have slept with.”
Cantor also alleges former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger sent “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts” and put his groin against her before asking her to touch it.
The filing also said ESPN analyst Davis “asked [Cantor] to have rough sex with him, and said that he wanted to choke [her] from behind until [she] begged him to stop.” McNabb allegedly explicitly texted the accuser multiple times to ask about a specific sex act.
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As the filing made headlines, some bashed the accuser.
MONEY GRAB ALERT 🚨 pic.twitter.com/WU3yWTo6uf
— GK_ALLDAY (@kene_gim) December 12, 2017
So how isn’t Marc watts suspended? Her story has to many holes in it. Can’t say I believe her as of now
— Lord Brunson (@LordBrunson) December 12, 2017
Well women have now gone after NFL people on sexual harassment charges, when will it end, only after all men R accused, money dries up!
— larry rea (@larrea07_rea) December 12, 2017
Others found the claims disturbing.
Reading through the story on the sexual harassment lawsuit naming NFL Network executives and ex-players by former wardrobe stylist. Actually wanting to throw up reading this quote. THIS IS WHY WOMEN STAY SILENT. pic.twitter.com/Dvzu3iijA4
— Amy Campbell (@MsAmyCampbell) December 12, 2017
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) December 12, 2017
And more wondered if such allegations are making men guilty by default.
The NFL Network suspensions show we have reached a tipping point in society. A tipping point where accusations by women outweigh due process. I'm not saying the accusations are false. They could either be true or false. Dangerous times when a persons sex automatically means guilt
— Jake Stand Up Highwell 🇺🇸👮♀️ (@JakeHighwell) December 12, 2017
As a female i agree..anyone can point and say your guilty and then their world torn apart. When you have proof its a different ball game. Gonna make men scared to socialize with a woman or be polite even..sad
— Proud American (@Hebron4824) December 12, 2017
Yeah, I smell fear. You don’t have to be convicted in court to lose your job, dude. All you have to do is put your employer at risk or make them look bad and you’re out. I guess you’re next.
— evilzenmuppet (@evilzenmuppet) December 12, 2017