Last year, former ESPN legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence described a toxic environment at ESPN headquarters where men made numerous unwanted sexual and romantic advances and accused many of them of spreading false sexual relationships with female employees. She specifically accused SportsCenter anchor John Buccigross of improper conduct after he sent a few sexually suggestive text messages her way.
In her lawsuit against the Worldwide leader, she went at another noticeable name in Bomani Jones, but the accusations against him are nowhere near what other employees have been accused of.
Bomani’s eyes are being brought into question and what he did with them.
“On or around November 7, 2016, Ms. Lawrence was preparing to leave the makeup room in Building 4 and Bomani Jones, the former co-host of ESPN’s Highly Questionable who was on campus to fill-in on ESPN2, was seated in the makeup room. Standing by the door and dressed in a skirt, Ms. Lawrence looked down to change her shoes and looked up to find Jones staring at her legs, ogling her, and intensely giving her “elevator eyes,” as he slowly looked her up and down in a sexualized manner, making Ms. Lawrence feel extremely uncomfortable – another longstanding practice at ESPN.”
ESPN responded to the allegations, denying them all:
“We conducted a thorough investigation of the claims Adrienne Lawrence surfaced to ESPN and they are entirely without merit. Ms. Lawrence was hired into a two-year talent development program and was told that her contract would not be renewed at the conclusion of the training program. At that same time, ESPN also told 100 other talent with substantially more experience, that their contracts would not be renewed. The company will vigorously defend its position and we are confident we will prevail in court.”
Kevin Arthur Maclary Looking is a crime now too? Get over yourself. I'm not saying it's crappy. But seriously, you are an adult. Handle it.
Say something, if it happens again, say it directly, if it happens again, punch them. They'll get it eventually. But don't complain long after the fact.
Steve Knight She gonna star in his movie, Bomani Jones and the Temple of Poon.
Steven Page Well they are both staring at me on my Facebook feed, soooo……im sueing them both.
Mark Rogers She also sued ESPN viewers who watched her on TV for “probably thinking dirty thoughts” about her.
Nick Pascarelli Ima need some video evidence to confirm how long he stared… and what exactly he was staring at