According to the report, when attorney Beth Wilkinson attempted to interview the woman who made a sexual misconduct allegation against Snyder, the owner allegedly attempted to block the conversation from taking place.
“Despite the owner’s public pledge to cooperate ‘with all aspects of the investigation,’ his attorneys attempted to prevent Wilkinson from speaking to Snyder’s accuser, according to a letter the woman’s attorney wrote to Snyder’s lawyers that was filed in federal court,” the report said.
Wilkinson had reportedly learned of a sexual misconduct allegation made against Snyder that had been settled in 2009 for $1.6 million.
Snyder’s attorneys reportedly tried to prevent by offering the woman additional money if she wouldn’t speak to anyone about her allegations and original settlement. Wilkinson, in court filings, “later described phone calls to Sullivan from Snyder’s lawyers as an attempt to ‘silence’ the 2009 accuser.”
Apparently, this is not the first time Snyder and his team of lawyers have tried to interfere with an investigation. Per that report, “his lawyers filed petitions in federal court seeking, in part, to identify former employees who had spoken to the Post—an effort one federal judge suggested was intended ‘to burden and harass’ former employees who had spoken to reporters.”
Private investigators hired by Snyder reportedly “showed up uninvited at the homes of several former employees or contacted their friends and relatives, according to these former employees or their attorneys—acts many of them viewed as intimidation aimed at discouraging former employees from participating in the NFL’s investigation.”
Gruden has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for what he calls a “malicious” campaign to ruin his career.
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