Clarence native sues NFL Hall of Fame QB over sexual harassment

Posted at 9:51 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 18:27:42-05

A Clarence native and alumna of the University at Buffalo has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against retired NFL star Warren Moon.

In court documents, Wendy Haskell alleges Moon made "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances as part of her role as his assistant at Sports 1 Marketing - a company he is co-founder and president of.

The civil lawsuit was filed on Monday in California, according to the Associated Press. 

Haskell attended Clarence High School.  She played Division 1 volleyball while attending the University at Buffalo.  After college, Haskell worked as a sideline reporter and color commentator for Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.  Her LinkedIn profile indicates she held that position for six years before moving to California to work for Sports 1.

As first reported in the Washington Post, the lawsuit alleges that Moon required her to wear thong underwear and share his bed during business trips.  She was allegedly demoted when she complained about his sexual advances.

Moon is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played parts of 17 seasons in the NFL with four teams.  He is now a radio commentator for the Seattle Seahawks, but has taken a leave of absence, according to the Seattle Times.