Fired staffer accuses ESPN of locker room mentality (video)

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Fired staffer accuses ESPN of locker room mentality (video)

Thu Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:00AM PST
By Eriq Gardner

Disney brass have their hands full of sex harassment allegations these days. They're knee deep in ABC's fight with "Desperate Housewives" co-star Nicollette Sheridan.

But quickly heating up is ESPN's battle with former production assistant Brooke Hundley, who sued the network last week. She was terminated for "misconduct" after having an affair with baseball analyst Steve Phillips, who was also fired. In Hundley's lawsuit, she accuses the network of defamation in a "malicious" attempt to insulate itself from liability.

This morning on CBS' "Early Show," Hundley goes much further, accusing ESPN of having a locker room mentality. She says "that this was just what the women dealt with around the company."

A pretty strong allegation. Should be interesting to see if there's any fall-out.

See the clip after the jump

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