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February 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam apologized today for telling a joke that involved Lisa Olson, the Boston Herald sportswriter harassed in the team's locker room, and the Persian Gulf War. USA Today reported today that people at a male-only sports banquet where Kiam spoke Monday night quoted the owner as asking what the Iraqis "have in common with Lisa Olson? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close." (Story, C1.) In the locker room incident last Sept.
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February 1, 1997
I want to thank Mike Downey for reminding his readers of what happened to Lisa Olson in 1990 [Jan. 26]. I didn't need to be reminded. I remember it well. I was outraged then and continue to be outraged that a woman trying to earn her living would be subjected to the ridicule and torment she went through. She is not the one who did anything wrong, yet she had to leave the country to be able to do her work in peace. The worst part of the story is that attitudes toward women have not changed much since 1990.
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February 1, 1997
I want to thank Mike Downey for reminding his readers of what happened to Lisa Olson in 1990 [Jan. 26]. I didn't need to be reminded. I remember it well. I was outraged then and continue to be outraged that a woman trying to earn her living would be subjected to the ridicule and torment she went through. She is not the one who did anything wrong, yet she had to leave the country to be able to do her work in peace. The worst part of the story is that attitudes toward women have not changed much since 1990.
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January 26, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
I have no use for the New England Patriots. They did something terrible, to someone I know. Yet I suppose today, Super Bowl Sunday, is a good day to get on with life, as my friend, Lisa Olson, has. She is in New Orleans, to report on today's game. She now works for newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, because after what happened to her in 1990, Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, her Boston boss, offered to move Olson to any of his organizations around the world.
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February 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue also said he does not expect to fine New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam for an off-color joke he told about reporter Lisa Olson.
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February 7, 1991 | From Times News Services
New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam apologized Wednesday for a joke he told at a banquet about Lisa Olson and the Persian Gulf War. According to Bob Kennedy, sports editor of the Stamford Advocate, Kiam told the dinner guests, "Do you know what Lisa Olson has in common with the Iraqis? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close." Kiam made the comment at the Stamford (Conn.) Old-Timers Athletic Assn. awards banquet.
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April 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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June 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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April 29, 1991 | MELVIN DURSLAG
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.
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April 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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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."
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November 29, 1990
Michael Timpson denied any involvement in the sexual harassment of a female reporter in the New England Patriot locker room, and an attorney for Zeke Mowatt aid Wednesday the controversy is "far from over." NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue fined Mowatt $12,500 and Timpson and Robert Perryman $5,000 each in connection with the Sept. 17 incident involving Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olson. "Mr.
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