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“We were too scared to complain,” said one cheerleader, who took part.
“We felt that our place on the team would be compromised if we did.” In response to the allegations, the team said: “The Redskins’ cheerleader program is one of the NFL’s premier teams in participation, professionalism, and community service.
“They weren’t putting a gun to our heads, but it was mandatory for us to go,” one of the cheerleaders told the Times, recalling the squad’s director Stephanie Jojokian as the one who informed them that they would go. Other girls were devastated because we knew exactly what she was doing.” For her part, Jojokian denied that attending the party was mandatory, and said she remembered some of the cheerleaders telling her “that was fun” the following day.
Also Read: LA Rams Hire Sean Mc Vay as Youngest Head Coach in NFL History In a statement to the Times, the team did not address the specific allegations about the trip, but noted that “each Redskin cheerleader is contractually protected to ensure a safe and constructive environment.” “It’s just not right to send cheerleaders out with strange men when some of the girls clearly don’t want to go,” said one of the cheerleaders.
The Times spoke to five women who went on the trip and later corroborated their claims with others who had heard stories about what went on.They claimed that during the shoots, some of the 36 cheerleaders were required to pose topless, while others donned nothing but bodypaint — all while male sponsors and Fed Ex Field suite holders looked on.“At one of my friend’s shoots, we were basically standing around her like a human barricade because she was basically naked, so we could keep the guys from seeing her,” a cheerleader remembered.cheerleaders revealed to The New York Times that during a 2013 trip to Costa Rica, they were required to pose topless in the presence of team sponsors and felt "pimped out." The requests left many of them in tears during the trip.
Topless photo shoots in front of male sponsors and an uneasy night out: Redskins cheerleaders describe an overseas trip that crossed the line https://t.co/IG6Cx8FVen— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2018 The cheerleaders described that during a calendar photo shoot at Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, they were required to walk around topless during the event.
After the photo shoot, several of the women were told they had been "picked out" by some of the male guests to personally escort them around for the evening.