Gloria Scott said she was harassed by former LSU running back Derrius Guice while working security at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2017.
On Friday, the 74-year-old spoke about the incident again and accused head coach Ed Orgeron of lying to investigators about the incident.
Scott said that in December 2017, Guice and his friends approached her while she was outside of her post by an elevator at the stadium. She claimed Guice grabbed his crotch, asked her if she wanted to have sex and suggested they “go off and do it” somewhere.
“I like to fuck women like you, you older women, because y’all know y’all like us young men to fuck y’all,” she said Guice told her, via USA Today. “And, you know you want this body.”
She said he and the other men laughed and walked away.
“‘Young man, respect me,’” she told Guice, via USA Today. “‘I am a grandmother, and I have grandkids. How would you like somebody to talk to your grandmother this way and handle this like that?’ I said, ‘My grandsons are not like this.’ And he told me, ‘Fuck your grandsons. They don’t know nothing, you and I are going to the hotel so I could fuck you.’”
“I never had a man or a child talk to me so disrespectful,” Scott told lawmakers. “I have never felt so embarrassed… And still after all this time it bothers me.”
Scott spoke to her supervisor about the incident, who then contacted LSU’s coaching staff. She says Coach Ed Orgeron asked her if she wanted an apology. She instead asked for the team to bench Guice in the upcoming bowl game. The university took no further action to address the situation after that conversation.
Her reporting led to her being moved from her usual post at work, where football players and their families typically enter the stadium.
“The next time they had two football games they moved me from the regular spot I work. I asked them why, and they said, ‘well if they find out you’re putting a charge on Derrius, the football players might have a reaction,'” Scott said. “I said, ‘what do you mean a reaction toward me? I’m the victim.'”
Scott insisted to the legislative committee that she spoke with Orgeron about her encounter, but the LSU athletics department claims Orgeron never spoke with her directly.
“I’m not just here for myself. I had to come here today and let you all know that LSU hides a lot of things… A whole lot of things going on at that campus,” Scott said. “This didn’t happen on the campus, but still it scarred me.”
The Washington Football Team cut Guice last year after he was accused of choking his girlfriend.
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