A new bombshell report claims the NFL’s Washington Football Team produced a secret video of the team’s cheerleaders in compromising positions for the enjoyment of the executive staff.
According to the Washington Post, a video crew documented the making of 2008’s “Beauties on the Beach” cheerleader calendar.
In the official video, the women frolicked on the beach, while tactically placed props and clever framing hid their exposed breasts. Unbeknownst to them, a separate video of lewd outtakes prominently featuring their nipples, was cut together for the viewing pleasure of the team owner.
The Post claims they have a copy of the video and have corroborated its origins with a former employee.
According to Brad Baker, a former staffer of lead broadcaster Larry Michael, he and two other male employees were asked to stay after two female production members were sent home for the day. He said Baker asked for a cut of the calendar footage featuring “the good bits.”
After a 2010 calendar shoot in the Dominican Republic, another outtake video of partially nude cheerleaders was spliced together and titled “For Executive Meeting.”
Former cheerleaders feel violated and exposed by the team, which has a history of ignoring allegations of harassment by female employees. According to the Post, “management created a climate of fear that allowed abusive behavior to continue unchecked.”
A 2017 organization-wide email sparked outrage when “conduct policies” outlined that female employees “are not to present in any football areas while the players are here.”
As for Larry Michael, he denies having anything to do with the videos. “Nothing can be further from the truth. I was never asked to nor did I ask someone to compile videos as [the Post] described.”