June 29, 1992 |
The Boston Globe, after obtaining sworn statements and other documents compiled in the case, reported that there were inconsistencies in reporter Lisa Olson's accounts of sexual harassment in the New England Patriots' locker room on Sept. 17, 1990. The incident led to fines against the team and three players--Zeke Mowatt, Michael Timpson and Robert Perryman. Olson, who worked for the Boston Herald at the time, later moved to a newspaper in Australia.
April 29, 1991 |
You have an option today of describing sports reporter Lisa Olson as a fighter rejecting an indignity, defending the ramparts of women's rights. Or you can see Olson as we do--a pain in the hip, now reacting out of proportion to the stimulus. Her adventure begins last fall when, covering the New England Patriots for a Boston paper, she is encamped in the locker room, conducting an interview.
April 26, 1991 |
Sportswriter Lisa Olson sued the New England Patriots on Thursday, charging sexual harassment and civil rights violations. Olson, who has worked for the Boston Herald for four years, will leave her job for a short time, her attorneys said, but has support of the newspaper and is expected to return.
February 16, 1991
The Lisa Olson story just won't go away, will it? The ugly anecdote related by Victor Kiam earlier this week was extremely offensive. Equally offensive is that the so-called "joke" has been re-told on every sportscast I've seen on television. Your own sports section printed it, in its entirety, in both the Wednesday edition when the story broke and again in the Thursday edition reporting Victor Kiam's apology. Does comprehensive journalism require being so specific, or is it another example of the "good ol' boy" network saying, "the joke is on you, Lisa."