Dan Snyder says he’s been blackmailed by a minority owner of the Washington Football Team – NFL Sports
Washington football team Owner Dan Snyder said he was a victim of a blackmail campaign by one of the franchise’s minority owners, according to a court filed Wednesday in Maryland.
Snyder submitted it the day after the Washington Post reported the details. Franchise-paid $ 1.6 million settlement Former employee in 2009 over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Snyder’s filings in the US District Court in southern Maryland said Dwightshire, one of the team’s minority partners, was trying to force him to sell the franchise.
“I am convinced that the plaintiffs’ allegations and supplements, and the news articles they produced, are the latest efforts to blackmail me,” the submission said.
The New York Times reported on the settlement last weekend. On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that it had received a copy of the agreement, citing anonymous sources, saying it resulted from Snyder’s plane incident when he returned from the Las Vegas Country Music Awards Academy.
In Snyder’s Wednesday submission, he said, “Some of the submissions improperly give the misleading impression that the article in the post was beneficial to the allegations of illegal activity based on the plaintiff’s position and position. The quote is included. The plaintiff has been clarified. It is trying to keep me dirty in order to gain leverage in this business dispute. “
The New York Times previously reported on Sunday that two 2009 investigations (by a team and an outside law firm) failed to substantiate a former employee’s allegations. The newspaper reported that Snyder paid the amount to avoid negative publicity. Also, in the settlement, Snyder did not admit cheating and no one else.
Snyder’s filling claims that law firm investigations found no evidence of fraud.
“Nevertheless, plaintiff Shah threatened to reveal that it would hurt my credibility and embarrass my family, but the insurance company decided to resolve it,” Snyder submitted.
In two articles this summer, the post reported that a total of 40 women had been sexually harassed while employed by the franchise. The newspaper also reported that there was “a lewd video made by the team from the 2008 and 2010 cheerleader calendar outtakes.” Snyder said he didn’t know about those videos.
The story is consistent with Snyder’s three minority partners, Shah, Fred Smith, and Bobrosman, who want to sell their shares. They own a total of 40% of the team. Snyder reportedly offered to buy the stake for $ 900 million. According to Forbes, the Washington franchise is valued at $ 3.5 billion. For a team sale, 40% is worth $ 1.4 billion.
The NFL is conducting its own research on allegations of posted articles. Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch joined the investigation on Tuesday, focusing on Shah’s alleged role in information breaches.
In a previous submission, Snyder claims that Schar is behind some of the negative information contained in the article. “Dwight Shah poured information about me and the team into the team’s former secretary, Mary Ellen Blair, to be provided to the Washington Post,” his filing said on Wednesday.
According to Snyder, Blair declared that Shah had told her to share information with the Washington Post. Snyder’s filings alleged that Shah’s daughter purchased Blair “to escape the detection of Mr. Shah’s conspiracy communications” and a “burner phone.” He quoted a “many phone” from that phone to Schar’s cell phone number.
Snyder said in the last five months there have been repeated threats by Shar and others related to him. Mr Snyder said in a conversation on July 25 that Shah threatened “my personal attorney.”
Snyder claimed that Shah told his attorney that information would come out if he didn’t sell the team, and that the story would “kill Dan.”
A text from the minority owner’s investment banker, John Moag, hinted at what would happen if Snyder didn’t work together. —. s — If you need a show, we’re working on it too. “
Moag has confirmed with other retailers that the text is accurate.
On January 7, a virtual hearing will be held in front of Judge Peter Mesit of the US District Court, claiming that the other party is leaking information to the media. According to the post, Snyder, Shah, Rothman, and Smith all need to appear.
Snyder denied in his filings that he was a source of confidential information.
“I’m fighting in many ways, including my beloved team and family, for the benefit of more than just me,” Snyder said in a filing. The report is wrong. “
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Dan Snyder says he’s been blackmailed by a minority owner of the Washington Football Team
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