The Breakdown: Sexual Harassment Claim Involving Chris Berman

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In November 2015, sportscaster Chris Berman was at the center of a sexual harassment claim against ESPN by a former makeup artist. Sue Baumann worked for a makeup company that ESPN contracts with, and spent six to seven years working with ESPN, the last several on NFL Countdown. After she was fired by her employer in 2015, Baumann hired attorney Gloria Allred and launched a sexual harassment claim against ESPN. The claim consisted of “comments [Chris Berman] allegedly made in the makeup room and text messages going back a few years.” ESPN settled the sexual harassment claim out of court.

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