Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: ESPN Caught Up in Allegations of Hostile Work Environment

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: ESPN Caught Up in Allegations of Hostile Work Environment

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ESPN caught up in allegations of hostile work environment

A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment.

Adrienne Lawrence made the accusation in a tweet Friday after ESPN published a friendly text message exchange between her and an anchor she had accused of misconduct. Lawrence, who served a fellowship at ESPN, filed a complaint this summer with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

She alleges she was not offered a job at ESPN after complaining that anchor John Buccigross sent her unsolicited shirtless photos and called her inappropriate nicknames.

Buccigross said in a statement to the newspaper that he was sorry if he offended her. …

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