By Steve Dellar   |  06-02-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter | @HoustonTexans

Women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred held up a t-shirt on which $7.25 was printed, showing the world just how little the Houston Texans cheerleaders that are suing their former employer were paid. The five women she represents accuse the team of failing to pay overtime, intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the dance squad (aka fat-shaming them if they didn’t meet the required weight), breach of contract, and assault by threat of bodily injury.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">5 ex-NFL cheerleaders are suing the Houston Texans for creating a hostile work environment and paying them less than the $7.25/hour they were promised. <a href="https://t.co/5qQfhh8ZAX">pic.twitter.com/5qQfhh8ZAX</a></p>&mdash; AJ+ (@ajplus) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1002681081810673664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The detailed accusations that the women reported show how entrenched the bodily shaming had become within the NFL.

One of the ladies accusing the team stated that a Cheerleading coach had duct-taped her "stomach skin underneath her shorts" in order to show the rest of the squad how much "better it looks". Girls were also told they had a ‘jelly belly’ or a ‘chunky chin’.

The lawsuit read: "While their beauty and cheers provided ample entertainment for fans, the Houston Texans cheerleaders were never treated like the integral part of the team that they are."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The NFL&#39;s Houston Texans were hit with a lawsuit today by some former cheerleaders. They claim they were abused, and paid next to nothing. <a href="https://twitter.com/tonydokoupil?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tonydokoupil</a> has more. <a href="https://t.co/RjM2jLX6S7">https://t.co/RjM2jLX6S7</a> <a href="https://t.co/fkEEQR5bbc">pic.twitter.com/fkEEQR5bbc</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1002683775304785923?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The girls’ contract stated that they would be paid the state minimum of $7,25 per hour but they also had to perform numerous tasks outside of their regular hours for which they were not paid, such as spending multiple hours per day at the gym, tweeting every two days for the team, getting a spray tan before every game and event, signing thousands of calendars and many more small tasks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;We were harassed, bullied and body shamed for $7.25 an hour.&quot; Ex-NFL cheerleaders sue Houston Texans, alleging intimidation and low pay. <a href="https://t.co/thQucccO6u">https://t.co/thQucccO6u</a> <a href="https://t.co/JE8rWXwHiB">pic.twitter.com/JE8rWXwHiB</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1002736544338337792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Former Texans cheerleader Kelly Neuner: "Little did I know that the Houston Texans would take advantage of me and my teammates."

"I remember feeling puzzled and angry and asking why we didn't deserve to be paid more than $7.25 an hour for what was a demanding job."

Source:

https://www.click2houston.com/news/texans-face-new-cheerleader-lawsuit-alleging-unfair-working-conditions-discrimination

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Jeffrey Allen No. 27776 1527940214

I guess more than enough dummies show up for the interviews…Huh?

Anonymous No. 27782 1527942245

Now if they had jyust kneel'ed (non-Sexual) and protested, they have gotten Millions without suing.

tab No. 27861 1528076943

these ladies don't mind selling themselves as sex objects but are mad about having their coach keeping them looking fit? that's what coaches do! give me a break…

tab No. 27771 1528078123

these ladies don't mind selling themselves as sex objects but are mad about having their coach keeping them looking fit? that's what coaches do! give me a break...

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