In November 2014, a young woman sent a letter to the Washington Football Team’s lone full-time human resources employee that accused one of team owner Daniel Snyder’s recent executive hires of sexual harassment.
“It has taken me a long time to find the courage to lodge this formal complaint … but I simply cannot take the treatment I have endured anymore,” read the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post. “It began the first day … and has remained pervasive throughout my employment with the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.”
Snyder had announced the creation of the foundation earlier that year, amid rising legal pressure and calls from lawmakers for the team to change its name. The group’s goal, Snyder claimed, was “making a real, lasting, positive impact” in Native American communities.