The former cheerleading coach allegedly body-shamed the cheerleaders and didn't properly report harassment.
Five former cheerleaders announced at a press conference on Friday that they are suing the Houston Texans for unfair pay practices, gender discrimination, and alleged harassment. The women are being represented by feminist firebrand Gloria Allred, who has a long history of facing powerful men head-on, recently representing 33 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. According to Allred, team officials harassed and intimidated cheerleaders, threatening to fire them if they spoke out.
The suit comes on the heels of a string of other grievances aired by former cheerleaders against the storied sports institution.
Three former members of the Houston Texans cheerleading squad claim that women were mocked about their appearance and made to perform without compensation.
In East Hanover, N.J., one high school student who made the cheerleading squad complained that "all my hard work has been thrown out the window" because of a new policy.
Former cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins said they felt the team was “pimping” them out during a trip to Costa Rica in 2013.
A high school sophomore was suspended for cyberbullying after a Facebook post, but an investigation has sided with her claim that she was targeted because of an earlier cheerleading incident.
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Like cheerleaders, restaurant servers, models, and flight attendants are routinely encouraged to grin and bear sexual harassment when it occurs.
The New York Times published a jaw-dropping look at the lives of NFL cheerleaders subjected to harsh team restrictions — e.g., Carolina cheerleaders must arrive at the stadium five hours early on game days.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be cheering for the Los Angeles Rams this season as they become the first males to join the team's 40-person squad — and the first in the NFL.
A cheerleader for an Australian basketball team said being asked to dance without pay was a sign of disrespect and refused to perform.
Bailey Davis, a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints, says she was fired after three seasons with the squad for posting a photo of herself in a one-piece outfit to Instagram. Her lawyer claims a double standard.
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A bride who is a former University of Alabama cheerleader staged an impressive, high-heeled wedding dance with her squad and the school mascot.
An entire college cheerleading team has been suspended from cheering due to an investigation that some work as strippers.
11-year-old Makayla Fallaw of Tomball, Texas, who was kicked off her cheer team. The preteen, who has been cheerleading since she was four years old, told local news station KTRK that her curls give her power and confidence. “Just a few weeks ago is the first time I had heard about a special hairstyle,” Fallaw’s mother Jenny told KTRK.