Democrats’ key witness in NFL sexism listening to has historical past of sexist tweets

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The Democrats’ key witness within the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) sexism roundtable listening to has a historical past of sexist tweets.

The Washington Soccer Crew, now referred to as the Washington Commanders, and their “toxic workplace culture” is the topic of a Home Oversight Committee roundtable Thursday morning.

Committee Democrats are specializing in the studies of sexual harassment that has plagued the crew for over 20 years, together with a secret lewd video of cheerleader picture shoot outtakes, and the crew’s lack of response to the harassment.

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Featured as a witness for the hearing is the crew’s former video manufacturing supervisor and producer Brad Baker.

In accordance with a 2020 Washington Post article, Baker mentioned in an interview that he was there when the crew’s then-vice president Larry Michael instructed crew staffers to place collectively the lewd secret video of cheerleaders for the proprietor, Dan Snyder.

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Nonetheless, regardless of being a whistleblower for the crew’s historical past of harassment, Baker has years of offensive tweets.

“Hannah Storm had 3 mentions of uni’s in the Top 10 this morning,” Baker tweeted in December 2010. “She shouldn’t talk clothes… unless it’s talk about dressing like a whore.”

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“Here’s what I really learned tonight: I wanna punch Candy Crowley in the mouth,” Baker tweeted in October 2012. “MODERATE, WOMAN. Don’t interrupt. Don’t intervene. Ugh.”

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“SOMEONE SAVE JENNIFER HOLLIDAY FROM THE PUBLIC FISTING. #idol,” he wrote about singer Jennifer Holliday in a pair of 2012 tweets. “Jennifer Holliday realizes she’s just been invaded. In the a–. #idol”

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Baker additionally claimed in a tweet that “Mexican people don’t celebrate 4th of July” with the hashtag “alcoholics” and made a number of unsavory tweets about singer Rihanna being overwhelmed by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

“#RihannaOnIdol could really stand to punch up her performance. #tooeasy,” Baker tweeted in 2012. “And finally… #RihannaOnIdol didn’t quite kill it tonight. She just gave it a fat lip. #tooeasy”

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Baker additionally has several tweets saying he needed to both “punch a kitten in the face” or punch a baby.

Home Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., mentioned within the listening to announcement that for “more than twenty years, employees of the Washington Football Team were subjected to sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and other misconduct.”

“It is becoming increasingly clear that not only did the team fail to protect employees, but the NFL went to great lengths to prevent the truth about this toxic work environment from coming to light,” she mentioned.

“The NFL’s decision to cover up these abuses raises serious questions about its commitment to setting workplace standards that keep employees safe. I commend these victims for their bravery in coming forward to share their stories,” she continued.

“No organization is above the law, I am committed to getting to the bottom of these abuses and ensuring that every American—no matter where they work—is safe from workplace harassment and discrimination.”

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5 minutes after Each day Put up Digital despatched an electronic mail inquiry to Baker, he made his Twitter account non-public. Each Baker and Maloney didn’t reply by press time. 

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