ESPN Settles Chris Berman Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Makeup Artist

Sue Baumann also reportedly had extramarital affair with ESPN analyst and former star NFL receiver Cris Carter

Last Updated: November 11, 2015 @ 7:10 PM

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 was 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.

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

Police reports show officers 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.

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