As former NFL cheerleaders continue to speak out about mistreatment and misconduct amid ongoing discrimination claims against the league, a troubling account about a trip the Redskins ' cheerleaders took to Costa Rica in emerged on Wednesday. Speaking with The New York Times , five cheerleaders, all of whom weren't named due to confidentiality agreements with the team, accused the Redskins of "pimping us out" by using them as personal escorts for male sponsors after the men were invited to watch a topless and body paint photoshoot. According to the report, the details shared by the five cheerleaders were supported by others who heard about what happened at the time. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity.
Cheerleaders reportedly accuse Redskins of 'pimping us out,' giving access to topless shoot
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos NFL cheerleaders: Topless photo shoot crossed the line The Washington Redskins took their cheerleaders to Costa Rica, collected their passports upon arrival, and proceeded to conduct a photo shoot for a calendar that was worthy of Playboy Magazine -- all under the leering gaze of favored male ticket holders, according to the New York Times.
NFL cheerleaders: Topless photo shoot crossed the line
This article was first published May 2, When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint.
Fiver former cheerleaders for the Washington, DC team have claimed they were repeatedly made to feel uncomfortable during a week-long calendar shoot in Costa Rica in — for which they were paid nothing except travel and food reimbursements. Secluded at an adults-only resort in Culebra Bay, the cheerleaders said they were forced to pose topless during the calendar shoot while team sponsors — all male — looked on. Redskins president Bruce Allen said in a statement that the team was looking into the situation, and treating the allegations seriously. We respect each other and our craft. The team also provided two other cheerleaders for interviews, who both said they had been on the trip and had enjoyed themselves.