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By Ron Borges and Ron Borges,Boston Globe | April 26, 1991
BOSTON -- Boston Herald sportswriter Lisa Olson has left the city and, at least temporarily, will leave her position at the newspaper. Yesterday she filed suit in Suffolk County Superior Court against the New England Patriots, owner Victor Kiam, three players and two front-office employees, charging sexual harassment and violations of her civil rights.Olson's suit also charges intentional infliction of emotional distress and interference with advantageous relations by the defendants, who include former general manager Patrick Sullivan, former public relations director Jimmy Oldham and three players -- present Patriots Zeke Mowatt and Michael Timpson and former Patriot Robert Perryman.
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By ROGER SIMON | May 3, 1991
Lisa Olson is a reporter who became nationally famous when she said she was sexually harassed in the locker room of the Boston Patriots last year.To date, there have been more than 1,000 newspaper stories done on Lisa Olson and a lot of outrage expressed.Donna Britt is a reporter who was grabbed by a member of the White House staff and tossed onto a tabletop at a public event last week and hardly anybody seems to care.There has been no public outrage and almost no press coverage. The whole incident has been dismissed as boys-will-be-boys high jinks, as if White House staffers can do whatever they'd like, just as long as they are personal friends of the president.
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,The Boston Globe | November 18, 1990
The 60-page report by the special counsel investigating the Lisa Olson incident reportedly finds the locker room episode "blown out of proportion," but indicates that New England Patriots management did a "disservice" to owner Victor Kiam in handling the situation.Harvard law professor Philip Heymann was asked by Tagliabue to find out what happened in the Patriots locker room on the day Olson said she was sexually harassed, and to probe how team management handled the incident.The Globe spoke with three highly placed National Football League executives who have discussed the report with commissioner Paul Tagliabue in the past week.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | May 1, 1991
THREE POLITICIANS once came up behind me as I quietly sat at a bar and began bellowing that they were going to knock my block off and stomp me flatter than a pancake. They called me all sorts of colorful names that impugned my ancestry, questioned my sexual habits and suggested that I was lower than a spittoon. They were upset about something I had written.Fortunately, I was having a drink at the moment with Johnny Kerr, the former basketball player who now broadcasts the Chicago Bulls game.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | May 1, 1991
THREE POLITICIANS once came up behind me as I quietly sat at a bar and began bellowing that they were going to knock my block off and stomp me flatter than a pancake. They called me all sorts of colorful names that impugned my ancestry, questioned my sexual habits and suggested that I was lower than a spittoon. They were upset about something I had written.Fortunately, I was having a drink at the moment with Johnny Kerr, the former basketball player who now broadcasts the Chicago Bulls game.
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By Kristin Huckshorn and Kristin Huckshorn,Knight-Ridder | October 4, 1990
WHY DOESN'T Lisa Olson shut up?I admit it. That is what I have been thinking ever since Olson, a Boston sportswriter, began publicly explaining how she was sexually harassed by five New England Patriots in their locker room last month.That is what I thought again Tuesday, when I heard that another sportswriter, Denise Tom of USA Today, had been denied access to the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room after their loss Monday night to the Seahawks.Denise and I became sportswriters more than a decade ago (I switched to news three years ago.)
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By Thomas George and Thomas George,New York Times News Service | November 28, 1990
NEW YORK -- Paul Tagliabue, commissioner of the National Football League, yesterday fined Zeke Mowatt of the New England Patriots $12,500, two other players $5,000 each and the team $50,000 for a locker-room incident that the league found to have included conduct degrading to a female reporter.Lisa Olson, a reporter for the Boston Herald, had charged that several Patriots players -- Mowatt chief among them -- had sexually abused her verbally and otherwise taunted her Sept. 17 while she was attempting to conduct an interview with Maurice Hurst, a Patriots cornerback.
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By ROGER SIMON | May 3, 1991
Lisa Olson is a reporter who became nationally famous when she said she was sexually harassed in the locker room of the Boston Patriots last year.To date, there have been more than 1,000 newspaper stories done on Lisa Olson and a lot of outrage expressed.Donna Britt is a reporter who was grabbed by a member of the White House staff and tossed onto a tabletop at a public event last week and hardly anybody seems to care.There has been no public outrage and almost no press coverage. The whole incident has been dismissed as boys-will-be-boys high jinks, as if White House staffers can do whatever they'd like, just as long as they are personal friends of the president.
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By Anna Quindlen | October 5, 1990
I'VE COVERED politics and I've covered crime, and I've liked them both. But one thing I understood about those assignments: Sometimes you found yourself hanging around with a questionable class of people.I've never covered sports, but I hear the same is true.Lisa Olson covers sports for the Boston Herald. No matter what people think about getting free tickets and meeting celebrities, being a sports reporter is hard work.And the last thing you need, along with deadline pressure and road trips and working weekends for your foreseeable life, is to have a clutch of football players position their genitals close to your face and make lewd suggestions while you're trying to work.
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By Elise T. Chisolm | November 13, 1990
LOOKING AT my two daughters-in-law the other day, I thought how wonderful it is that I have lived to see them both achieve in careers that were once male bastions and are still mostly male-dominated.One is a lawyer, the other is a doctor.Great. Are women finally making it in this man's world? Bernadette Locke is the first woman assistant basketball coach of the men's team at the University of Kentucky; a National Park policewoman in Washington, D.C., has received the nation's highest award in law enforcement, the first woman to get that award.
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By Jeffrey M. Landaw and Jeffrey M. Landaw,Jeffrey M. Landaw is a Sun copy editor | April 30, 1991
AT FIRST, Herbert Belgrad and Victor Kiam were blandness itself when the idea of moving the New England Patriots to Baltimore came up.Kiam, the Patriots' owner who's threatened to move if Massachusetts doesn't build him a new stadium, insisted he was meeting with Maryland officials only as a favor to a friend. Belgrad, the chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said Baltimore was still interested chiefly in getting an expansion National Football League team. He said he was talking to Kiam only to build good will for the expansion drive and would only talk to an established team if it had already made up its mind to move.
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By Ron Borges and Ron Borges,Boston Globe | April 26, 1991
BOSTON -- Boston Herald sportswriter Lisa Olson has left the city and, at least temporarily, will leave her position at the newspaper. Yesterday she filed suit in Suffolk County Superior Court against the New England Patriots, owner Victor Kiam, three players and two front-office employees, charging sexual harassment and violations of her civil rights.Olson's suit also charges intentional infliction of emotional distress and interference with advantageous relations by the defendants, who include former general manager Patrick Sullivan, former public relations director Jimmy Oldham and three players -- present Patriots Zeke Mowatt and Michael Timpson and former Patriot Robert Perryman.
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By Thomas George and Thomas George,New York Times News Service | November 28, 1990
NEW YORK -- Paul Tagliabue, commissioner of the National Football League, yesterday fined Zeke Mowatt of the New England Patriots $12,500, two other players $5,000 each and the team $50,000 for a locker-room incident that the league found to have included conduct degrading to a female reporter.Lisa Olson, a reporter for the Boston Herald, had charged that several Patriots players -- Mowatt chief among them -- had sexually abused her verbally and otherwise taunted her Sept. 17 while she was attempting to conduct an interview with Maurice Hurst, a Patriots cornerback.
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,The Boston Globe | November 18, 1990
The 60-page report by the special counsel investigating the Lisa Olson incident reportedly finds the locker room episode "blown out of proportion," but indicates that New England Patriots management did a "disservice" to owner Victor Kiam in handling the situation.Harvard law professor Philip Heymann was asked by Tagliabue to find out what happened in the Patriots locker room on the day Olson said she was sexually harassed, and to probe how team management handled the incident.The Globe spoke with three highly placed National Football League executives who have discussed the report with commissioner Paul Tagliabue in the past week.
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By Elise T. Chisolm | November 13, 1990
LOOKING AT my two daughters-in-law the other day, I thought how wonderful it is that I have lived to see them both achieve in careers that were once male bastions and are still mostly male-dominated.One is a lawyer, the other is a doctor.Great. Are women finally making it in this man's world? Bernadette Locke is the first woman assistant basketball coach of the men's team at the University of Kentucky; a National Park policewoman in Washington, D.C., has received the nation's highest award in law enforcement, the first woman to get that award.
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By ROGER SIMON | October 22, 1990
Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:Thomas J. O'Donnell, Towson: In your article about Victor Frenkil you were in error when you said our current mayor was the only mayor to ever say "no" to Frenkil.The late Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. used to tell the story that on Mr. D'Alesandro's first day as mayor in 1947, he came to City Hall and found Frenkil, who was a close friend of Mr. D'Alesandro's predecessor, Mayor Teddy McKeldin, sitting in the mayor's chair, behind the mayor's desk.Mr.
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October 14, 1990
Diatribe against AtlantaMike Littwin's diatribe against Atlanta playing host to the 1996 Olympics was offensive. But the column said more about regional stereotypes and Littwin's ignorance than about Atlanta. Thankfully, the International Olympic Committee had better sense. I welcome the opportunity for the capital of my home state to show what a hospitable and cosmopolitan place it is. Perhaps Littwin will be among those who benefit from learning what Atlanta is really like.Richard M. SmithBaltimoreBox seat in Athens for LittwinI was saddened to read in Mike Littwin's column how disappointed he was that Atlanta was selected over Athens, Greece as the site for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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By ROGER SIMON | October 22, 1990
Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:Thomas J. O'Donnell, Towson: In your article about Victor Frenkil you were in error when you said our current mayor was the only mayor to ever say "no" to Frenkil.The late Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. used to tell the story that on Mr. D'Alesandro's first day as mayor in 1947, he came to City Hall and found Frenkil, who was a close friend of Mr. D'Alesandro's predecessor, Mayor Teddy McKeldin, sitting in the mayor's chair, behind the mayor's desk.Mr.
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October 14, 1990
Diatribe against AtlantaMike Littwin's diatribe against Atlanta playing host to the 1996 Olympics was offensive. But the column said more about regional stereotypes and Littwin's ignorance than about Atlanta. Thankfully, the International Olympic Committee had better sense. I welcome the opportunity for the capital of my home state to show what a hospitable and cosmopolitan place it is. Perhaps Littwin will be among those who benefit from learning what Atlanta is really like.Richard M. SmithBaltimoreBox seat in Athens for LittwinI was saddened to read in Mike Littwin's column how disappointed he was that Atlanta was selected over Athens, Greece as the site for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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By Anna Quindlen | October 5, 1990
I'VE COVERED politics and I've covered crime, and I've liked them both. But one thing I understood about those assignments: Sometimes you found yourself hanging around with a questionable class of people.I've never covered sports, but I hear the same is true.Lisa Olson covers sports for the Boston Herald. No matter what people think about getting free tickets and meeting celebrities, being a sports reporter is hard work.And the last thing you need, along with deadline pressure and road trips and working weekends for your foreseeable life, is to have a clutch of football players position their genitals close to your face and make lewd suggestions while you're trying to work.
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