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Ex-ESPN Host Sues Network, Claims It Is 'Rife With Misogyny'

In a statement, ESPN said it conducted a “thorough investigation” and found Lawrence’s allegations to be “entirely without merit”

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    FILE - TTNFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment. Adrienne Lawrence made the accusation in a tweet Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, after ESPN published a friendly text message exchange between her and an anchor she had accused of misconduct.

    Former ESPN host and legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence sued the network in federal court on Monday, claiming the company is "rife with misogyny" and asserting that she was fired after complaining about being sexual harassed by a senior anchor.

    In the 84-page complaint, filed in United States District Court in Connecticut, Lawrence alleges that male employees kept scorecards for female colleagues and casually watched pornography and made sexually explicit comments.

    In a statement, ESPN said it conducted a “thorough investigation” and found Lawrence’s allegations to be “entirely without merit.”

    Lawrence was hired into a two-year talent development program and was told her contract wouldn’t be renewed, the statement said, adding that the network told the same thing to others with more experience.