The Texans are being taken to court as a former employee has lodged a lawsuit against the team accusing it of ignoring sexual harassment complaints and creating an “alpha-male environment.”
Kristen Grimes, a former suite sales account executive with the team, is suing for negligence, civil assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. She is seeking $1 million in damages, according to the Houston Chronicle.
According to the suit, the Texans and former football operations manager Jason Lowrey “fostere(ed) an Alpha-Male environment, where continuous improprieties toward female employees were not punished. In fact, they were rewarded.”
Grimes alleges Lowrey of groping her in front of colleagues during a work trip in 2013, stalking her in 2015 and spreading rumors of her having inappropriate relationships with players.
The Texans released the following statement Friday:
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— Texans PR (@TexansPR) February 3, 2018