Statement from Lisa Banks and Debra Katz on Civil Violations Against the NFL, Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders
WASHINGTON, DC – Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent over 40 former Washington Commanders employees, released the below statement today in response to a complaint filed by the DC Attorney General against the Washington Commanders, Dan Snyder, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The attorneys stated:
“Today’s civil complaint filed by the DC Attorney General against the Washington Commanders, Dan Snyder, the NFL, and Commissioner Roger Goodell is further evidence of what we’ve long known: that both the Commanders and the NFL have engaged in deception and lies designed to conceal the team’s decades of sexual harassment and abuse, which has impacted not only the victims of that abuse, but also consumers in the District of Columbia. The filing of this complaint also marks an important step in validating the experiences of the brave women and men who came forward and in achieving, for the first time, a level of transparency into the scope of the misconduct.
“For far too long, the NFL has actively concealed wrongdoing by the Washington Commanders and has shielded Mr. Snyder from accountability at every turn. The NFL must understand that sexual harassment and abuse cannot be tolerated or concealed. If Commissioner Goodell and the NFL are genuinely committed to protecting their employees, they would also publicly release the findings of the Wilkinson investigation and use those findings as a blueprint for creating safer workplaces throughout the NFL.”