It appears that ESPN recently settled a sexual harassment claim made by a make up artist against ESPN Anchor Chris Berman.
The Big Lead reports that former ESPN makeup artist, Sue Baumann, was represented by the office of high profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
A person familiar with the matter told The Big Lead that there were allegations against Berman – including comments he allegedly made in the makeup room and text messages going back a few years.
Although ESPN claims the case had no merit, they decided to settle it anyway.
In a statement to The Big Lead, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said: “Our thorough investigation revealed the harassment claims had no merit. We settled it solely to save a considerable amount of time and litigation costs.”
Allred had “no comment.”
Berman’s agent didn’t reply to phone calls or emails.
Here's video of Berman hitting on another staff member in 2008: