Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant at his company. sports marketing, according to a California lawsuit. .
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court. According to court documents, Wendy Haskell alleges that Moon made "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances while working for Sports 1 Marketing. Moon is the co-founder and president of the company.
A call from The Associated Press to Moon's agent, Leigh Steinberg, was not returned immediately.
The Washington Post reported for the first time on the lawsuit on Wednesday. Moon, 61, has been working as a radio commentator for the Seattle Seahawks. The team announced that day that it had "accepted Warren Moon's request for a leave of absence as a radio analyst for the club."
Moon played parts of 17 seasons in the NFL with Houston, Minnesota, Seattle and Kansas City.
According to the lawsuit, Haskell was hired as Moon's executive assistant in the summer of 2017. The lawsuit alleges that Haskell was forced to sleep in the same bed with Moon on business trips while wearing lingerie. Haskell says in the lawsuit that she complained about the arrangement, but Moon responded that "that's how it was".
Haskell said he was drugged by Moon during a trip to Mexico in October. The lawsuit alleges that Moon admitted to drugging Haskell because he thought he was not "having fun." He also states that Moon took off his bathing suit during the trip to Mexico.
In addition, the lawsuit states that Haskell had to keep the bathroom door open while he showered and Moon repeatedly entered the room.
The lawsuit claims that Haskell reported that Moon Behavior for Sports 1 Marketing CEO David Meltzer but the company did not investigate his claims. Haskell says she was demoted after she filed complaints.
Moon threw for 49,325 yards and 291 touchdowns in the regular season and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006. The former star of the University of Washington led the team to a 1978 Rose Bowl victory. He was not drafted by the NFL and led Edmonton to five titles in the Canadian Football League. He became one of the first successful black quarterbacks in the NFL, beginning his career with the Oilers in the 1984 season.
Haskell's attorney, Diane L. Fitzgerald, told The Washington Post that her client had decided make the demand public.  "She hoped to advance her career in the sports marketing industry," Fitzgerald told the newspaper. "He had no idea that his job duties would involve that kind of perverse protocol."
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