Warren Moon contends that his sexual assault accuser demanded $3 million from him in order for her to stay silent, per USA Today.
The civil lawsuit was filed this month in California, alleging sexual harassment and other transgressions by Moon against a woman who worked as his personal assistant.
During an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Hall of Fame quarterback admitted that he slept in the same bed with his employee but denied the bulk of claims in the lawsuit. Moon also maintains he was threatened in a demand letter on behalf of the woman, Wendy Haskell.
“We got a demand letter that says they want $3 million and that all these different accusations that she made up, ‘We’re going public with this if you don’t pay us $3 million,’” Moon, 61, told USA TODAY Sports. “This was sent on my birthday, so I know this was personal.”
Moon says the letter, e-mailed Nov. 18, stated, “If you don’t pay $3 million by Dec. 5, we’re going to go public with these allegations.”
The suit was filed in Orange County, Calif., on Dec. 4.