WFT Offered Women Who Alleged Harassment a Financial Settlement in Return for Silence


by Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report— The Washington Football Team

HuffPost—Women's Soccer Commissioner Baird Resigns Amid Coach Harassment Allegations. Commissioner Lisa Baird resigned amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct.

Washington Post—WFT offered money in exchange for public silence about workplace, former employees say. Women who worked at the Washington Football Team are speaking out again after emails surfaced revealing more evidence of a toxic workplace at the franchise.

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