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Did ESPN go too far in releasing an ex-employee’s text messages?

  • Former ESPN fellow Adrienne Lawrence alleged in a Boston Globe story that ESPN anchor John Buccigross sexually harassed her “by sending unsolicited shirtless photographs of himself and calling her ‘dollface,’ ‘#dreamgirl,’ and ‘longlegs.’” ESPN responded by releasing transcripts of their lengthy text message exchanges -- minus the shirtless pictures. Lawrence responded to the release, saying in a statement: “As for ESPN’s recent behavior, its decisions to (i) single me out, (ii) ignore my key allegations, which ESPN knows are far broader than text messages and photos, and then (iii) release select, self-serving text messages, only further evidences the culture of this network and the lengths it will go and the unethical means it will employ to try and silence women.”

    TOPICS: ESPN, Adrienne Lawrence, John Buccigross, Sexual Misconduct