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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.

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