ESPN Settles Chris Berman Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Makeup Artist

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The Wrap

ESPN has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former makeup artist against its star anchor Chris Berman.

Sue Baumann, who was represented by Gloria Allred, accused Berman of making inappropriate comments and sending unprofessional text messages a few years ago.

The world wide sports leader denied there’s any truth to the allegations, but said it settled the case to save the network from a costly court battle.

“Our thorough investigation revealed the harassment claims had no merit. We settled it solely to save a considerable amount of time and litigation costs,” the network told The Big Lead.

But Baumann also reportedly gave ESPN headaches regarding another employee — former star NFL wide receiver and current network analyst Chris Carter, who The Big Lead reported Baumann had an extramarital affair with.

Police reports show police were called to Baumann’s house in 2013 after private investigators showed up claiming to have been “hired by ESPN.” They reportedly warned Baumann that her husband needed to stop “calling and harassing an employee at ESPN.”

That employee was Carter.


Baumann was fired by the company that contracted her for work at ESPN over the summer.