The Washington Football Team cannot seem to get out of their own way.
The franchise has been under the microscope for the entire summer, and the spotlight only got hotter Wednesday as a new bombshell report detailed allegations against team owner Daniel Snyder and several former executives accusing them of secretly recording cheerleaders in compromising positions.
The Washington Post revealed accusations by several women who detailed incidents of inappropriate behavior in the organization over the last decade, including one Snyder himself allegedly telling a cheerleader to go up to a hotel room with one of his friends to “get to know each other better.” The video described in The Post’s report was from a 2008 cheerleader swimsuit shoot in which the outtakes would be used to show what was described as the women’s “good bits.”
“I feel betrayed and violated,” Heather Tran told the newspaper.
Scourby added: “I’m horrified. I’m nauseous. The video was a huge violation of my sisters and I.”
Soon after the report, Snyder released a statement taken full responsibility for everything that was reported.
“There’s a power dynamic, and Dan Snyder looked down on me,” she told the newspaper. “Because he‘s powerful and our employer, he thinks he somehow has the right to say these things to us, to make these requests of us, and he doesn’t. It’s disgusting.”
Recently, Snyder filed a lawsuit against a former employee whom he accused of feeding information to websites.