After 87 years, the NFL’s Washington Redskins finally announced it will be changing its team name. The news follows decades of criticism over the racially insensitive team name and logo.
Washington’s NFL franchise has yet to unveil its new branding.
Now the NFL team is making new headlines as 15 former female employees of the franchise are laying out disturbing claims of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.
Back in 2018, The New York Times reported allegations of sexual misconduct made by members of the team’s cheerleading squad.
According to The Washington Post, these new allegations from ex-employees of the administration occurred between 2006 and 2019.
Emily Applegate is one of the 15 women speaking out. She was the team’s marketing coordinator from December 2014 to August 2015, and she described her time there to Post as “the most miserable experience of my life.”
Brian McCarthy, the league’s spokesperson, has called the claims “serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFL’s values.”
Watch the video below to learn more, and hear from Emily herself.
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