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pioneerbasketball
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WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman was one of many ESPN employees who were named in a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against the company on Monday by former employee Adrienne Lawrence.


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"On or around January 18, 2016, SportsCenter anchor Jonathan Coachman (“Coachman”) emailed Ms. Lawrence offering to provide her with mentorship and providing his cellphone number. When he contacted her via text, he quickly turned a professional conversation into a personal matter, asking her about her musical interests. He was employing the ESPN predators’ playbook. Colleagues then cautioned Ms. Lawrence that Coachman was notorious for sexually harassing female employees. After learning that, Ms. Lawrence made an effort to communicate to Coachman that she had a boyfriend, after which she did not hear from him again and he made no offers of mentorship.


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Coachman’s reputation for making unwelcome sexual advances to ward women and engaging in other sexually harassing behavior was not a secret. Cary Chow had warned Ms. Lawrence about him when he gave the short list of men at ESPN who were notorious for sexual harassment. Coachman had sent Walsh inappropriate photos of himself and text messages, falsely telling her colleagues that they were romantically involved and that she “wanted” him – another common practice of men at ESPN.


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At least one young production assistant who joined ESPN just out of college had complained to Ms. Lawrence about Coachman making her feel uncomfortable by complimenting her physical appearance and making passes at her."


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At this time, Coachman has not made any public comment in response to being named, but WWE did release a statement that they are taking this matter very seriously and are conducting their own investigation. ESPN meanwhile also released a statement indicating that the allegations "are entirely without merit" and that "the company will vigorously defend its position and we are confident we will prevail in court."


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The suit says Lawrence quit her job as a lawyer in 2015 to join the network as a fellow. Senior "SportsCenter" anchor John Buccigross, who has worked at the network since 1996, offered to mentor her, though he was soon making unwelcome advances and using “calculated grooming” tactics, the suit says.


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In text messages, the suit says, 52-year-old Buccigross commented on Lawrence’s “#longlegs” and “pretty face,” and sent her shirtless photos of himself, saying: “I’m a white boy and I’m jacked.”

In another text, he asked for a photo of her and offered to oil himself up "like a flag bearer from Tonga."




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In text messages, the suit says, 52-year-old Buccigross commented on Lawrence’s “#longlegs” and “pretty face,” and sent her shirtless photos of himself, saying: “I’m a white boy and I’m jacked.”

In another text, he asked for a photo of her and offered to oil himself up "like a flag bearer from Tonga."




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The suit also alleges that longtime ESPN host Chris Berman left a “threatening and racially disparaging” voicemail for Jemelle Hill, The Undefeated columnist. But Hill, in a Twitter post on Monday, said he’d done no such thing.



Adrienne Lawrence
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Cary Chow
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Jemele Hill
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Jonathan Coachman
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Tiger Nation 84
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
So coach asking about her musical interest is sexual harassment now? Damn what a fricking thin arse world we live in.


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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
For some reason I thought Cary Chow was a female until I scrolled down far enough to see the pics.


pioneerbasketball
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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For some reason I thought Cary Chow was a female

I thought the same thing.


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sgallo3
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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ESPN just out of college had complained to Ms. Lawrence about Coachman making her feel uncomfortable by complimenting her physical appearance and making passes at her."


i dont see how this is sexual harassment. physical attraction, trying to mate is ingrained in our dna, u cant just totally shut that shite off



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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Chow is terrible at his job


Like really bad


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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Pretty sure Buccigross was sending shirtless selfies to other women he was “mentoring” as well.


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udtiger
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Such bull shite.

But, couldn't happen to a better group of virtue signaling a-holes.


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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Not the coach


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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
How in the frick is Berman not involved in any kind of sexual assault/harassment allegations? That dude is a booze hound, I bet he was feeling up all the new talent back in the day.

Other than that, what Coachman did doesn’t seem like harassment to me, complementing somebody on their looks? That’s harassment now?


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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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calculated grooming” tactics,


What?


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Wayne Campbell
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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physical attraction, trying to mate is ingrained in our dna, u cant just totally shut that shite off



I've never found it all that hard to shut it off at work or regarding coworkers.


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TH03
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
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So coach asking about her musical interest is sexual harassment now?


No, but the other stuff you left off your cherry picked post are

It all sounds made up though, especially since the claim about Berman was denied by the alleged victim.


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Fun Bunch
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
She has already been heavily discredited. I'm almost surprised she went forward with the lawsuit after ESPN released the text messages a few weeks ago between she and Bucci proving how full of shite she is.


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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Ah, so it's the same chick who friend-zoned him? Yeah, what he did was pretty benign. It looked like they went out a few times and he cut bait with some class when she wasn't into him.


Fun Bunch
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Yeah same chick. She's full of shite.


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TH03
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
If ESPN is protecting him against sexual harrasment claims, that's pretty telling


Fun Bunch
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Yeah and they immediately released the texts when the story came out. I think they know it's BS.


TH03
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
Sounds like it.

I mean, come on with this

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In text messages, the suit says, 52-year-old Buccigross commented on Lawrence’s “#longlegs” and “pretty face,” and sent her shirtless photos of himself, saying: “I’m a white boy and I’m jacked.” 

In another text, he asked for a photo of her and offered to oil himself up "like a flag bearer from Tonga." 


lsuhunt555
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re: WWE's Jonathan Coachman Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit and Other ESPN Personalities
So he asked her about musical interest and someone told him that he had a history of sexual harassment and that qualifies as sexual harassment? Holy ever living mother of frick, this is absolutely ridiculous.


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