The #MeToo movement just rocked the sports world.
A former wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network is suing NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing a former top executive for the network and several retired players of sexual misconduct, Bloomberg News reported late Monday night.
The retired players named in the lawsuit include Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp, while Donovan McNabb, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans and Eric Davis are also mentioned. Eric Weinberger, the former executive producer of the NFL Network, is the top exec named in the suit.
TMZ Sports laid out the allegations against Weinberger and each of the players ... and they're absolutely shocking and repulsive.
Jami Cantor, who was hired by the NFL Network in 2006 as a wardrobe stylist, is behind the lawsuit. Cantor claims she was "subjected to ongoing and continuing sexual harassment by current and former on-air talent," as reported by the celebrity website.
Cantor's shocking allegations include claims of Faulk "stroking and pulling out his genitals in front of her," and also one incident of the former star running back allegedly pinning her against a wall, "demanding oral sex while he pulled his pants down."
Sapp allegedly urinated in the restroom in front of her, allegedly telling her, "sorry mama, but your office shouldn't be our sh****r." The former defensive tackle is also accused of giving her sex toys as Christmas gifts three years in a row.
Cantor also claims that McNabb sent text messages to her asking if "she was a squirter," while Taylor allegedly sent her a nude video of himself "masturbating in the shower."
The lawsuit also has Cantor claiming that Davis groped her and made sexually charged comments towards her, while Evans sent the plaintiff nude pictures of himself, all as reported by TMZ.
Cantor additionally claims that Weinberger sent her graphic text messages and nude photos, telling her she should be "getting f****d every day."
Cantor, 51, says her complaints were ignored and she was fired last year and replaced with a 30-year-old.
Faulk, Evans and Taylor, who are all current on-air talent for the NFL Network, have been suspended.
An ESPN rep sent the following statement to BET.com about McNabb and Davis, who are contributors to the network.
“We are investigating and McNabb and Davis will not appear on our networks as that investigation proceeds," the statement read.
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