Jonathan Coachman Responds To Being Named In ESPN Lawsuit

Jonathan Coachman is denying all of the recent allegations. 

In a lawsuit regarding sexual harassing behavior at ESPN, Jonathan Coachman's name was mentioned as someone who was known to sexual harass co-workers and the accuser of other ESPN employee said Coachman was attempting to turn their relationship personal. The following is an excerpt from the lawsuit where Coachman was named. 

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"On or around January 18, 2016, SportsCenter anchor Jonathan Coachman (“Coachman”) emailed Ms. Lawrence offering to provide her with mentorship and providing his cellphone number. When he contacted her via text, he quickly turned a professional conversation into a personal matter, asking her about her musical interests. He was employing the ESPN predators’ playbook. See supra at ¶ 84. Colleagues then cautioned Ms. Lawrence that Coachman was notorious for sexually harassing female employees. After learning that, Ms. Lawrence made an effort to communicate to Coachman that she had a boyfriend, after which she did not hear from him again and he made no offers of mentorship.”

Coachman took to twitter this morning to outright deny any wrong doing and he said his name being brought up in the lawsuit is offensive. 

WWE issued the following regarding the situation: “We take these matters very seriously and are investigating them.”

Fightful Wrestling will provide any updates to the situation regarding Coachman's involvement in the lawsuit. 

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