The Washington Post has reported allegations of relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse from staff and leadership of the Washington Redskins. In addition, top team executives reportedly knew of this sexual harassment and did nothing to stop it—or worse, even condoned it.

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Redskins leadership fired in wake of sexual harassment allegations

From 2006 through 2019, the Washington Post reports that many women say they experienced the following harassment from Redskin club members and patrons:

  • unwanted touching
  • prolonged and brazen upskirt leering
  • repeated comments on appearance and direction to wear more revealing clothes
  • sexual comments
  • sexual propositions, in person and in late night texts

The article identifies these Redskins leadership as some of the alleged perpetrators. Soon after being contacted by the Washington Post, a number of them were fired:

  • Larry Michael, club’s radio voice and Senior Vice President of Content—retired hours after WaPo requested an interview with him
  • Alex Santos, former Director of Pro Personnel—fired after WaPo informed the team of allegations against him
  • Richard Mann II, former Assistant Director of Pro Personnel—fired after WaPo informed the team of allegations against him
  • Dennis Greene, former President of Business Operations—fired in 2018
  • Mitch Gershman, former Chief Operating Officer—departed in 2015

Failure of leadership: toxic company culture at the Redskins under Daniel Snyder

According to the report by the Post, many women who’ve worked at the Redskins say that team owner Daniel Snyder and former president Bruce Allen both knew about the pervasive harassment but did nothing to stop it. They say reports of sexual harassment were typically ignored or swept under the rug.

For example, in 2018, employees filed a complaint against Larry Michael after he was recorded on a hot mic making sexual comments about a college-aged intern. But when one employee submitted video of the incident, an attorney for the Redskins simply deleted the video from the employee’s hard drive. Staffers never learned whether Michael was disciplined.

“They’re not going to get rid of ‘The Voice of the Redskins’…over a $30,000-a-year marketing manager.”
–anonymous male staffer

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Our lawyers have decades of experience in complex litigation, personal injury lawsuits and bankruptcy litigation. For example, we are pursuing sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America, we filed the first class action lawsuit on behalf of women sexually assaulted by UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps, and our attorneys have years of experience representing victims of sexual harassment.

We have successfully resolved numerous personal injury cases:

  • $2.37 billion settlement after Gibbs Law Group attorneys served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee for people who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos;
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  • $650 million settlement after Gibbs Law Group attorneys served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee in a case involving the blood thinner Pradaxa.

Our attorneys are also currently representing fire victims in the PG&E bankruptcy cases, one of the largest bankruptcy cases in US history.

Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”

Our Sexual Assault Attorneys

Amy Zeman

Amy represents women in sexual abuse claims against UCLA doctor James Heaps. She also represents people who have been injured by defective drug and medical devices against some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Karen Barth Menzies

Karen has over two decades of litigation experience and is particularly focused on sexual abuse claims and women’s health issues. She leads a current Boy Scouts of America sexual abuse lawsuit and also represents survivors who experienced Catholic Clergy sexual abuse in claims against the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Steven Tindall

Steven has specialized in employment and class action litigation for eighteen years. He has been lead or co-lead counsel on several cases that resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.

Michael Schrag

With over 20 years of experience, Michael has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of people who were injured by defective medical devices.

Amanda Karl

Amanda is part of the legal team representing women in a class action lawsuit against UCLA doctor James Heaps for claims of sexual abuse.

Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez represents consumers, employees, and whistleblowers harmed by corporate misconduct. He has prosecuted a variety of consumer protection and complex employment cases.

About Us

Gibbs Law Group is a California-based law firm committed to protecting the rights of clients nationwide who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, employees, and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our award-winning lawyers have achieved landmark recoveries and over a billion dollars for our clients in high-stakes class action and individual cases involving consumer protection, data breach, digital privacy, and federal and California employment lawsuits. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”