Washington Football Team, former cheerleaders reach settlement in lewd video case
ASHBURN, Va. - More than a dozen former cheerleaders who were reportedly used in a lewd video made for team brass without their knowledge have reached a settlement with the Washington Football Team.
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Cindy Minniti, an attorney representing the team and owner Dan Snyder, confirmed for FOX 5 on Wednesday that the team has "resolved all claims by former WFT cheerleaders represented by Gloria Allred and Katz, Marshall, and Banks."
The details of the settlement have not been disclosed.
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Reports about the video surfaced among a host of allegations against the team regarding a misogynistic and toxic work environment for women.
Over the summer, the Washington Post reported that team employees used out-takes from the cheerleaders’ 2008 and 2010 swimsuit calendars to edit together the videos for team officials. Some of the shots included partial nudity.
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Then senior vice president Larry Michael reportedly asked for the videos to be produced.
Both Snyder and Michael have denied any knowledge of these videos.