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.
"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.
I will address this only once because I am seething today. In 21 years of being a PROFESSIONAL I have never been more offended in my life. I my 9 years I can count on one hand the amount of times I interacted with anyone other than a co-anchor. To allow someone to spread vicious https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018
Lies and flat out fabrications is not ok and it’s time someone stood up for themselves. @jemelehill addressed her lie last night. I am not a part of this lawsuit because I have never done anything wrong. My reputation speaks for itself and anyone that has ever worked with me https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018
Will back that up. I am also offended that someone can dangerously throw peoples names into something for the clear attempt at getting headlines. This the only time I will address this because I am not a part of this lawsuit. My heart goes out to anyone falsely accused of https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018
Anything. Trust me it doesn’t feel good. But most of you have been incredible and supportive. Onward and upward. https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018
WWE issued the following regarding the situation: “We take these matters very seriously and are investigating them.”
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