A month and a half after 17 women accused former Washington Football Team employees of sexual harassment, the Washington Football Team had more former staffers open up about the franchise’s toxic work environment.
Will Hobson, one of the writers behind the exposé on the Washington franchise, joined The Team 980/95.9FM’s The Brian Mitchell Show w/ Scott Linn on Wednesday explaining the forthcoming of another attack on the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture.
“We received a tidal wave of emails and overtures from folks after the first story, who also wanted to share their experiences while working with the team,” Hobson told Brian Mitchell.
Following the first bombshell of a story on the team’s toxic workplace, Daniel Snyder and The Washington Football Team hired high powered DC attorney Beth Wilkinson “to do an independent review of the team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.”
Hobson deems it a ‘concern’ of the victims that Snyder and the franchise are in charge of overseeing an investigation into the culture of their workplace.
“These people feel very firmly that the NFL needs to get involved here and they need to take this over to ensure there is thorough scrutiny of Snyder’s conduct and his role in a lot of what we’ve been writing about,” said Hobson.
The Washington Post article describes how after the filming of “Beauties on the Beach,” the official behind-the-scenes video of the Washington team’s 2008 cheerleader calendar, a second video was made from the raw footage. This video was made at the behest of former “Voice of the Redskins” Larry Michael who wanted the video produced for owner Daniel Snyder, according to a former member of Michael’s staff, Brad Baker. This 10-minute video, “intended strictly for private use,” was set to classic rock and included the footage from in-between shots, that Michael allegedly called “the good bits” or “the good parts,” where cheerleaders’ “nipples were inadvertently exposed as the women shifted positions or adjusted props.”
Michael vehemently denies the allegations, saying “Nothing can be further from the truth. I was never asked to nor did I ask someone to compile videos as [“The Washington Post] described.
Daniel Snyder responded to the allegations from today’s Washington Post, taking “full responsibility for the culture of our organization”.
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