Washington owner Dan Snyder responds to former employees’ sexual harassment allegations

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Larry Michael, the Senior Vice President of Content for Washington who resigned from his position with the team this week, was accused of harassment by seven former employees.

Snyder said the Post's story "strengthened my commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team", but did not apologize to the women in the story. According to the report, the accusers expressed skepticism that Snyder and Allen were unaware of the alleged misconduct.

"The club has pledged that it will give its full cooperation to the investigator and we expect the club and all employees to do so", the statement read.

In the article, 15 women shared allegations of sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and other inappropriate behavior they say they endured during their time working for the team. The league said in a statement it will meet with lawyers after the investigation is complete and will act based on the findings. Threatened with pullouts from some of its biggest sponsors (the Redksins play at FedExField), the organization finally made a decision to change its name and logo after decades of complaints.

The five male employees accused do not include controversial owner Dan Snyder.

"These matters are reported as serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFL's values", the statement read.

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Of those who came forward with claims, only one former employee, Emily Applegate, spoke on the record.

Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington NFL football team is dealing with an onslaught of criticism stemming from recent sexual harassment allegations that happened under his nose in recent years.

The statement also mentions Washington attorney Beth Wilkinson, whose firm had been retained by the franchise, member station WAMU confirmed on Thursday. Santos and Mann reportedly were fired, while Michael retired Wednesday.

According to the Washington Post, Michael resigned from the team just hours after the Post reached out to Washington for an interview request.

Santos, who was sacked this week, is accused by six former employees and two reporters who covered the team of commenting about their bodies and making unwelcome overtures, according to the Post.

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