Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has filed a $100 million defamation suit against Marriott. And the case is a classic “he said-she said,” with video. Irvin is responding to a February 5 incident where he was accused of making sexual remarks to a Marriott employee.
He was removed from his room and taken off the property. And lost his job as an NFL sportscaster, as a result.
On Wednesday Irvin held a press conference with witnesses describing the incident.
On Friday Marriott filed a document describing the events, as they believe they happened.
He said-she said different perspectives
According to the Marriott, Irvin flagged the employee down, introduced himself, and asked what she did for work.
“Irvin also reached out and touched the Victim’s arm during this conversation without her consent, causing her to step back, becoming visibly uncomfortable,” Marriott attorney Nathan Chapman wrote in the document.
“Irvin then asked the Victim whether she knew anything about having a ‘big Black man inside of her.’ Taken aback by Irvin’s comments, the Victim responded that his comments were inappropriate.