Statement from Lisa Banks and Debra Katz on NFL’s Investigation into Dan Snyder

February 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC–  Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent Tiffani Johnston, as well as over 40 former WFT employees, released the below statement regarding the NFL hiring a new investigator to lead an investigation into Dan Snyder following Ms. Johnston’s recent Congressional testimony:

“Beth Wilkinson conducted a long and comprehensive investigation of the Washington Commanders, and earned the trust of dozens of victims and witnesses who provided her with evidence of pervasive sexual harassment and abuse.   We understood that Ms. Wilkinson would also conduct the investigation into Tiffani Johnston’s allegations about Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, given her unique knowledge of the Commanders organization, its culture of sexual harassment, and Dan Snyder’s credibility.  Having a new investigator, with no such prior knowledge, assess Ms. Johnston’s allegations and Mr. Snyder’s denials in a vacuum makes no sense at all.  That said, we will discuss with Ms. Johnston her willingness to participate, and are pleased that the NFL has agreed to make the results public.  On behalf of our many other clients, we urge Commissioner Goodell to make the same decision with respect to Ms. Wilkinson’s investigation.  Certainly the results of that comprehensive investigation would provide an important blueprint for the new investigator to conduct her work.”

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