The Marriott court filing describes Irvin “leering” at the woman as she walked away.
A second employee allegedly heard him say, “She bad, She bad, I want to hit that.”
“Then Irvin allegedly slapped himself in the face three times before saying, “Keep it together, Mike.”
Irvin, who has admitted to being intoxicated after dinner, has two witnesses who gave an entirely different account of the interaction.
Irvin speaks out
Irvin says he’s being railroaded by false accusations that threaten his broadcasting career and are damaging his Hall of Fame football legacy. He compared the accusations to a modern-day lynching of a Black man.
“How can I defend myself if I don’t even know what I am defending myself against?” he said, before adding, “This just blows my mind that in 2023 we’re still dragging and hanging brothers by a tree. That blows my mind that I have no opportunity to defend – I don’t even know what I’m defending.”
McCathern disputes Marriott’s details of the event. He says the video confirms that Irvin did nothing wrong. And that the accusations are nonsense.