Hi there,

Free speech is democracy’s last line of defense. In these times of war, climate chaos, mass shootings, attacks on abortion rights, economic and racial injustice and threats to our democracy, we're committed to shining a spotlight on abuses of power and amplifying the voices of the movement leaders, organizers and everyday people who are working to change the world. But we can’t do it alone. We count on you to make all of our coverage possible. Can you donate $10 per month to support Democracy Now!’s independent journalism all year long? Right now, a generous donor will DOUBLE your gift, which means your $10 donation this month will be worth $20 to Democracy Now! Please do your part right now. Every dollar counts. Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Ex-Employee Makes New Sexual Harassment Claims Against Washington Football Team Owner Dan Snyder

HeadlineFeb 07, 2022

Former employees of Washington, D.C.’s NFL team have detailed new sexual harassment claims against team owner Daniel Snyder. Team marketing manager and former cheerleader Tiffani Johnston testified last Thursday to the House Committee on Governmental Reform.

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: “Mr. Snyder touched you in a sexual manner that night, correct?”

Tiffani Johnston: “Correct.”

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: “Snyder did so on purpose, right?”

Tiffani Johnston: “Correct.”

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: “How do you know that?”

Tiffani Johnston: “He left his hand on my — the middle of my thigh until I physically removed it.”

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: “You did not consent to being touched in that way, right?”

Tiffani Johnston: “Absolutely not.”

In July, the NFL issued a $10 million fine to the Washington Football Team after 15 women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

In 2020, the team dropped its name and mascot — a racist slur against Native Americans — which it first adopted in 1933. Last week the team announced its new name, “The Washington Commanders,” which the team called a tribute to Washington’s military ties. The name was dropped as a result of years of organizing in Indigenous communities.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top