ESPN’s Chris Berman Reportedly Left ‘Racially Disparaging’ Voicemail To Jemele Hill & Nothing Was Done
Chris Berman could be in some very hot water as he is alleged to have left colleague Jemele Hill a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail,” according to a report from TMZ.
To make matters worse, nothing was done about the situation, according to a lawsuit. The kicker here is that the lawsuit isn’t from Jemele Hill at all.
“The woman behind the suit is NOT Jemele — it’s Adrienne Lawrence — a former ESPN legal analyst who’s suing ESPN for sexual discrimination, hostile work environment and more.
Lawrence specifically says ESPN host John Buccigross made her life a living hell after she rejected his “unwelcome advances.”
In her suit, Lawrence describes ESPN as a company rife with misogyny — and points to several alleged incidents to make her point.
One such incident involves Berman and Hill.
“In early 2016, ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ personality Jemele Hill received a threatening and racially disparaging voicemail from Berman on her ESPN phone line.”
Lawrence claims Hill notified ESPN executive Marcia Keegan — who oversaw Hill’s show, “His & Hers” — but ultimately “nothing was done.”
Lawrence claims Berman has been involved in multiple incidents involving mistreatment of women — but “remains a celebrated and welcome ESPN employee.”
Back in 2017, ESPN replaced Berman as host of Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL PrimeTime and Monday Night Countdown. No word if the allegations had something to do with his removal from those platforms.