Northwestern Cheerleader Lawsuit
It’s been a rough couple of years for Northwestern because they’ve had a couple high-profile scandals. One of their darkest moments came in 2021 when a cheerleader pressed charges against the school. She alleged that she experienced intense sexual harassment at the Illinois college and initiated a lawsuit against them.
Hayden Richardson said that Northwestern exploited its cheerleaders. She alleged that they forced them to parade around like Victoria’s Secret models and put them in compromising positions. Reportedly, the school also made money from making the girls mingle with drunken fans (via Chicago Sun-Times).