Washington NFL proprietor advised cheerleading director to maintain ladies ‘skinny’
The proprietor of the Washington Soccer Workforce threatened to kill the group’s cheerleading coach if he didn’t hold the ladies “skinny with massive tits,” a brand new report alleges.
Donald Wells, who served as coach from 1997 to 2009, told The Washington Post that workforce proprietor Dan Snyder made the nasty comment at a 2004 charity occasion the place the squad carried out.
“You higher hold them skinny with massive tits or I’ll f—ing kill you,” Wells alleged Snyder threatened him.
The revelation comes three months after the newspaper alleged that R-rated outtakes from swimsuit calendar shoots that includes the cheerleaders had been was lewd video compilations for Snyder’s enjoyment.
Snyder has denied any data of the movies.
The movies confirmed a few of the cheerleaders’ uncovered nipples as they shifted positioning and included footage of two ladies whose pubic areas had been coated solely by physique paint, The Washington Submit reported.
Every video was set to classic-rock hits by the Rolling Stones and U2 — bands Snyder stated had been his favourite in a 2011 interview.
“I don’t assume they seen us as individuals. They seen us as replaceable objects,” Chastity Evans, who was on the workforce’s squad for 5 seasons and who appeared within the unofficial 2008 video, is quoted in The Washington Submit’s most up-to-date story.
Contracts for the cheerleaders from 2008 to 2010, in the meantime, embody a strict code-of-conduct, stipulating the ladies may very well be canned for posting “inappropriate” on-line content material or showing nude or seminude in “tasteless” movies, movies or images, the report stated.
“I might have hoped the workforce, as a result of they held us to those excessive requirements, would deal with us with respect and uphold the identical requirements,” Evans advised the paper.,
“As an alternative, they violated our belief with what feels like a mushy porn video.”
A number of the ex-cheerleaders additionally advised the paper they feared that the unauthorized outtakes movies had been nonetheless on the market.
“I’m going to have two grown sons in some unspecified time in the future, and what are they going to search out on the web — some mother porn?” stated Lee-Ann Campbell.
Final month, attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz — who’re representing 12 of the cheerleaders — notified Snyder of their intent to sue him and the workforce over the lewd movies.
This week, the workforce agreed to a request from the attorneys for an “unbiased forensic investigation” to safe any copies of the movies that may nonetheless exist on its inside pc techniques.
Wells, the previous cheerleading director, stated he wished he may have executed extra to guard the ladies.
He stated he just lately advised Banks in regards to the alleged threatening encounter with Snyder.
“I might by no means have advised anybody about that if it weren’t for the revelation that the movies had been created of my cheerleaders with out their data,” he advised the Submit. “I used to be embarrassed and scared if I stated something I may be fired.”
Snyder didn’t reply to a request from the Submit about Wells’ declare.
In an announcement to the Submit, the workforce stated that it’s “analyzing its historic practices and behaviors.”
“We take the criticisms of our cheerleading program severely and we stay dedicated to reviewing all packages totally.”