Melanie Coburn, a former WFT cheerleader and the squad's marketing director, crafted a petition asking the NFL to "do the right thing for women" and "make Washington's sexual misconduct investigation public". Former Washington Football Team cheerleaders are asking the National Football League to release the full results from its investigation into the organization's workplace culture after emails from former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden were made public earlier this week. Gruden, 58, resigned on Monday evening after The New York Times reported that he used racially charged, homophobic, and profane language in his emails. The Times also reported that Gruden shared topless images of cheerleaders with former WFT general manager, Bruce Allen, and other individuals. Gruden has apologized for at least some of the emails in question. The photos of the women, which featured them nude as they moved around between shots during a photoshoot, were taken as part of videos that were captured by "Washington staffers" without the cheerleaders' knowledge, The Washington Post first reported back in According to The New York Post , a group of cheer team members filed complaints about inappropriate behavior and crafted a lawsuit against the NFL regarding the alleged images at the time. The lawsuits, the outlet added, were settled out of court. However, the findings from the report have not yet been released to the public, the outlet added.
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The Associated Press Staff. A Pennsylvania woman is accused of doctoring photos and video of her daughter's cheerleading rivals to try to get them kicked off the squad, officials said. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office last week charged Raffaela Spone, 50, with three misdemeanour counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offences. Spone manipulated photos from social media of three girls on the Victory Vipers cheerleading squad in Chalfont to make it appear they were drinking, smoking and even nude, investigators said. Photo by Ashley Williams from Pexels. Sign up for our weekly email newsletter delving into climate science and life on a changing planet. The Associated Press Staff Contact. Related Stories 'Deepfake' Queen delivers alternative Christmas speech in warning about misinformation. Sharing 'deepfake' porn images should be a crime, says British law body.
If you are being blocked from reading Subscriber Exclusive content, first confirm you are logged in using the account with which you subscribed. If you are still experiencing issues, please describe the problem below and we will be happy to assist you. Raffaela Spone, of Chalfont, was charged with two misdemeanors, Hilltown Township Police officers said. Spone is facing three counts of cyber harassment of a child and three counts of harassment. An investigation last year led officers to discover that Spone had sent harassing text messages directly to the teenagers as well, police said.
A Pennsylvania mother allegedly sent deepfake photos and video of her teenage daughter's cheerleading rivals depicting them naked, drinking and smoking to their coaches in a bid to get them kicked off the team, the Hilltown Township Police Department said. Raffaela Spone, 50, allegedly sent the manipulated photos and video to at least three of her daughter's teammates and their coaches on the cheerleading team, the Victory Vipers, in Chalfont, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub's office said, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer. Spone was arrested on March 4 and is charged with three counts of cyber harassment of a child and three counts of harassment, according to Hilltown Township police. An attorney for Spone could not be immediately identified. There's no indication that her high school-aged daughter knew what her mother was doing, the report said citing court records. One victim's parents contacted Hilltown Township police in July saying the girl received harassing text messages from an anonymous number, per The Philadelphia Inquirer's reporting. The girl and her coaches were sent photos that appeared to depict her naked, drinking and smoking a vape pen, according to police. Her parents told police because they feared the videos could lead to her daughter being kicked off the team, the paper reported. Two more families came forward saying their daughters received similar messages, according to the Inquirer. Those victims were sent photos of themselves in bikinis, according to the report.