These are the allegations:
-They keep “scorecards” which list and rank female ESPN colleagues based on sexual attraction;
-They frequently watch p0rn in the presence of female colleagues;
-They openly describe female celebrities with whom they would like to have sex, and then wonder what those celebrities “taste like” during sex;
-As a matter of workplace environment, they expect their female colleagues “to tolerate the predatory culture without protest” and to “go along to get along;”
-They discourage female colleagues from sharing any of their complaints and advise them to be thick-skinned about their ESPN experience;
-They engage in “grooming” to coerce female colleagues into sexual relationships. The complaint describes grooming as “a manipulative tactic that typically involves targeting a vulnerable victim, gaining private access to the victim, gaining the victim’s trust, desensitizing the victim to sexualization through testing and gradually increasing the sexualization of the relationship;”
-They are enabled by ESPN’s human resources staff, who cover up misconduct rather than credibly investigate it;
-They make pregnant broadcasters feel as if they could lose their jobs if they take time off;
-They create an environment where female on-air talent are led to believe that providing “sexual favors” to management can be a form of exchange for on-air opportunities; and
-They retaliate against female employees who complain about sexual misconduct. Retaliation comes in the form of fabricating performance reviews to depict the complainers as bad workers, choosing to advance undeserving male employees over more deserving female employees and awarding contract extensions to harassers.
Some of these are hard to prove, but I think there's enough here that it will be difficult for ESPN to refute all charges in court.
Not good for ESPN.