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5 Former Cheerleaders Sue Houston Texans, Alleging Harassment, Unfair Pay | TODAY

5 Former Cheerleaders Sue Houston Texans, Alleging Harassment, Unfair Pay | TODAY


IT IS THE LATEST HEADACHE FOR
THE NFL WITH ALLEGATIONS OF THE NFL WITH ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT MISCONDUCT MISCONDUCT. MISCONDUCT. NBCS MAYA RODRIGUEZ HAS MORE.
>>Reporter: THE NFLS HOUSTON>>Reporter: THE NFLS HOUSTON
TEXANS FACING A LAWSUIT FROM TEXANS FACING A LAWSUIT FROM
FORMER CHEERLEADERS WITH UNFAIR FORMER CHEERLEADERS WITH UNFAIR
WORKPLACE CONDITIONS. WORKPLACE CONDITIONS.>>WHAT I DID NOT KNOW BEING A
CHEERLEADER WAS BEING EXPLOITED CHEERLEADER WAS BEING EXPLOITED
AND NOT PAID FOR MY TIME. AND NOT PAID FOR MY TIME.
>>Reporter: GLORIA ALLRED>>Reporter: GLORIA ALLRED
FILING THE LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF FILING THE LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF FIVE FORMER CHEERLEADERS. FIVE FORMER CHEERLEADERS.>>THEY WERE HARASSED,
INTIMIDATEDE HARASSED, INTIMIDATED
INTIMIDATED. INTIMIDATED.
>>Reporter: LAWSUIT FILED IN A>>Reporter: LAWSUIT FILED IN A HOUSTON FEDERAL COURT ALLEGES HOUSTON FEDERAL COURT ALLEGES THE CHEERLEADERS WHO MADE $7.25 THE CHEERLEADERS WHO MADE $7.25 AN HOUR AND FORCED TO MAKE A
NUMBER OF APPEARANCES ANDE A NUMBER OF APPEARANCES AND
INCLUDING OUT OF STATE WITHOUT INCLUDING OUT OF STATE WITHOUT
COMPENSATION. COMPENSATION. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE TEXANS A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE TEXANS SAID WE ARE PROUD OF THE
CHEERLEADER PROGRAM ANDE CHEERLEADER PROGRAM AND
EVALUATING PROCEDURES AND EVALUATING PROCEDURES AND
CONTINUE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND CONTINUE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND
NEEDED TO MAKE THE PROGRAM NEEDED TO MAKE THE PROGRAM
ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE. ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
THIS IS JUST THE LATEST CLAIM BY THIS IS JUST THE LATEST CLAIM BY
CHEERLEADERS AGAINST THE NFL. CHEERLEADERS AGAINST THE NFL.
THIS WEEK, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” THIS WEEK, “THE NEW YORK TIMES”
DETAILED A PRACTICE BY TEAMS TO DETAILED A PRACTICE BY TEAMS TO USE NON CHEERING CHEERLEADERS
AND DRESSED IN SIMILAR OUTFITS AND DRESSED IN SIMILAR OUTFITS
TO MINGLE WITH FANS. TO MINGLE WITH FANS. ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THEY ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THEY WERE PAID MINIMUM WAGE AND SOME WERE PAID MINIMUM WAGE AND SOME ALLEGE GROPED AND HARASSED BY
FANS WHILE WORKING.ARASSED BY FANS WHILE WORKING.
MEANWHILE, DENNIS GREEN STEPPED MEANWHILE, DENNIS GREEN STEPPED
DOWN THIS WEEK AFTER THE REPORT DOWN THIS WEEK AFTER THE REPORT
LAST MONTH FOUND THAT SEVERAL LAST MONTH FOUND THAT SEVERAL
CHEERLEADERS ALLEGED THEY WERE CHEERLEADERS ALLEGED THEY WERE
ORDERED TO ACT FOR SPONSORS IN ORDERED TO ACT FOR SPONSORS IN
2013 IN A CALENDAR SHOOT AND 2013 IN A CALENDAR SHOOT AND
TOLD TO POSE TOPLESS IN FRONT OF TOLD TO POSE TOPLESS IN FRONT OF
THE GUESTS ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO THE GUESTS ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO
NUDITY IN THE CALENDAR. NUDITY IN THE CALENDAR.
THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE TEAM THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE TEAM
SAID HE DID RESIGN. SAID HE DID RESIGN.
IT IS OUR POLICY NOT TO COMMENT IT IS OUR POLICY NOT TO COMMENT
ON PERSONNEL MATTERS. ON PERSONNEL MATTERS.
BACK IN HOUSTON, ALLRED SAYS, IT BACK IN HOUSTON, ALLRED SAYS, IT
MAY BE TIME TO ROGER GOODELL TO MAY BE TIME TO ROGER GOODELL TO
STEP IN. STEP IN.>>IT IS IMPORTANT FOR HIM TO
REVIEW THE STATUS AND TREATMENT REVIEW THE STATUS AND TREATMENT
OR MISTREATMENT OF NFL OR MISTREATMENT OF NFL
CHEERLEADERS. CHEERLEADERS.>>Reporter: PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT>>Reporter: PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON THE CAMPAIGN NORMALLY SEEN ON ON THE CAMPAIGN NORMALLY SEEN ON THE SIDELINES.

31 thoughts on “5 Former Cheerleaders Sue Houston Texans, Alleging Harassment, Unfair Pay | TODAY”

  1. This could come down to who did and didn't get an O face !…..or who did and didn't snag a millionaire player !…this is the only explanation for why they work so cheap ….referrals .

  2. They should go to Mc D's … I hear they start all positions @ no less than $10 to $12 a hr.

  3. QUIT AND FIND ANY OTHER JOB FOR MINIMUM WAGE. THEY WERE NOT FORCED TO DO ANYTHING. THEY DID IT TO REMAIN ON THE SQUAD. THERE WERE FRINGE BENEFITS THAT CAME WITH IT TOO…….I’m sure they knew this was going on before they signed on.
    The Allread mother /daughter lawyers will grab any case involving those with millions of dollars. They are shameless and claim to be fighters for women’s rights, but seems only if the money is right.

  4. OH NO..They got paid minimum wage…how dare they. The only thing is a reasonable complaint is asking them to be nude..but everything else- well maybe you should go for a career job that pays better.

  5. They chose to work for that amount. Nobody forced them to take the job or to stay at that job. How can they complain now about their decision, and blame other people for it?

  6. They have won the case…but this country does not uphold law…or civil rights…I am proof…the people have no rights

  7. The #metoo movement is a PSYOP.
    Where are the tears?
    Of course Gloria Allred is involved.
    This is all B.S.!!
    No one is forced to be a cheerleader.

  8. Well I'm glad they're sueing. Bc even though I don't think professional cheerleading is a good career choice, I still don't think those girls deserve to be treated as such. And paid that little for what's required of them.

  9. Their suit is absolutely ridiculous! That is a job they had to try out for so they had to know what thy were getting in to. No one's forcing them to do anything. Just like any other job, if the pay and duties are not suitable, just quit, walk away and find another job!

  10. If your employer misrepresents what your job duties will be at the time of hiring you that's an issue, but if they didn't that's your fault for taking that job. Stop making poor decisions and then laying the blame at someone else's feet.

  11. only thing these cheerleaders are doing is talking their way out of a job… CHEERLEADERS are not needed to play football.. and a few teams don't even have cheerleaders… also.. you are not athletes so yeah… your not going to make millions.. so don't be saity that you have chosen the wrong job…

  12. Give me a break! This is so obviously a scam and its been going on now for about 6 years. The NFL is so loaded with money that they'll pay off these bimbos until the next case which won't be long in coming. The next think we'll know female exotic dancers will be suing because they also got touched or offended in some way.

  13. This is the beginning of the end for all cheerleaders in pro games, college, high school etc.
    Be careful what you wish for feminists.

  14. These women are weak! They are using their bodies as sexual meat. No wonder they aren't treated well.

    Cheerleading is ridiculous! What a stupid job! Get a job that doesn't demean your entire gender!

    As long as they get paid minimum wage, I don't see a problem with the pay. They should have contacted the authorities regarding battery, or other inappropriate touching.

    Stop crying American women!

  15. Don't need em the NFL has nothing to do with em it's like if I have a house and subcontract to get it cleaned don't whine to me whine to the guy who hired Ya. more than likely there won't be any cheerleaders.

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