Washington Owner Dan Snyder Accused of Harassing Legal Adviser with ‘Intruders’

by Joe Rutland

Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder reportedly sent “intruders” to harass his partners’ legal adviser, according to a court filing.

John Moag, who represents Washington Football Team limited partners Dwight Schar, Robert Rothman, and Fred Smith, says they discovered “corporate irregularities.” Upon review, the “irregularities” include “long missing financials, breaches of the partnership agreement, and other significant issues.”

Meanwhile, Moag accuses Snyder of sending “intruders,” also called “investigators,” to his Baltimore home in August to harass him.

Snyder’s lawyers, in a response filed on Monday night, deny all of Moag’s claims. They call them “scandalous” and imply that Snyder could sue Moag at a later time.

Dan Snyder is trying to buy out the limited partners’ 40 percent ownership share in the team. Coincidentally, he has owned the Washington Football Team since 1999. 

Dan Snyder Settles Sexual Misconduct Claim

This isn’t the first time Dan Snyder has faced legal issues as the majority owner of Washington’s NFL team. Snyder settled a former team employee’s sexual misconduct claim in 2009 for $1.6 million.

The alleged incident happened on Snyder’s private jet, the Washington Post reported. They were returning from the Academy of Country Music Awards. Also, the paper didn’t release the woman’s name nor the specifics of her allegation.

A person aware of the settlement made comments to the paper on condition of anonymity.

“In the agreement, neither Snyder nor the team acknowledged any wrongdoing,” the Post reports.

Former Employee Called Workplace ‘Like A Frat House’

The 2009 settlement comes as several women accuse team executives of harassment.

Fifteen women told the Washington Post in July that team leaders made unwanted sexual advances and were verbally abusive.

Additionally, one female employee said she was told to wear a tight dress to a meeting in giving men “something to look at.”

“It was like fresh meat to a pack of wolves every time a new pack of interns would come in,” said Brittany Pareti, a marketing executive for the team from 2007 to 2012, according to Forbes. “It was like a frat house, with men lined up in the lobby watching women walk in and out.”

H/T: Yahoo! Sports