Woman Running Buffalo Jills Speaks Out

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Rachel Elzufon

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May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Stephanie Mateczun, the owner of Stejon Productions Corp., is now speaking out in the wake of two lawsuits filed by a total of six former Jills members.

The lawsuit is alleging pay below minimum wage and degrading treatment.

Mateczun says in part, "It has been difficult to read and hear the personal attacks being waged against my management company, Stejon Productions, and myself in recent days. Those attacks have been driven in part because people have been drawing conclusions without having all of the facts."

"It has also been incredibly disappointing to see the complete lack of accountability on the part of the Buffalo Bills organization as it relates to this complaint. The Buffalo Bills own the trademark for the Jills; they control the field and everything that happens on that field, from the uniforms the cheerleaders wear to the dances they perform. Yet the organization appears content to attempt to wash their hands of any connection to their own cheerleading squad. "

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