Owner of Professional Football Team Charged with Sexual Assault
Ken Behring, owner of the professional football team the Seattle Seahawks, is being sued by a former employee for general and punitive damages on charges of sexual assault and battery. The plaintiff, Patricia Parker, served as Behring's chief financial officer from October 1993 until March 1996, where she oversaw Behring's multi-million dollar investment portfolio. Parker alleges that she faced two years of sexual innuendo, verbal sexual assault, and was assaulted by Behring in January 1996. Behring has denied the charges.
Media Resources: San Francisco Chronicle - April 16, 1996
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