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Former ESPN employee files lawsuit against company

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to TMZ Sports, ESPN’s legendary broadcaster Chris Berman reportedly left a voicemail to his co-worker Jemele Hill. The lawsuit alleges it was a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail” from Berman to Hill.

Hill, who now works for The Undefeated after leaving SC:6 in Feb., as she remains under the ESPN umbrella, is not the individual behind the lawsuit. It’s ESPN’s former legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence.

Lawrence’s lawsuit states:

“In early 2016, ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ personality Jemele Hill received a threatening and racially disparaging voicemail from Berman on her ESPN phone line.” Lawrence claims Hill notified ESPN executive Marcia Keegan — who oversaw Hill’s show, “His & Hers” — but ultimately “nothing was done.”

Lawrence claims Berman has been involved in multiple incidents involving mistreatment of women — but “remains a celebrated and welcome ESPN employee.”

Chris Berman at the 2017 ESPYS (Getty Images)

Chris Berman at the 2017 ESPYS (Getty Images)

She’s suing ESPN for sexual discrimination, hostile work environment, among others. She’s also the individual, who is accusing ESPN’s John Buccigross as “making her life a living hell after she rejected his advances.”

She is allegedly pointing to several incidents in her lawsuit to say their company is “rife with misogyny.”

She worked for ESPN for two years through the World Wide Leader’s Fellowship program. She alleges she was not offered a full-time job after the fellowship after speaking with Buccigross.


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