This allegedly all happened within 45 seconds.
The white female and Michael Irvin had a very brief conversation. Here is the Marriott claim between the two via USA Today.
On the night in question, Marriott says that Irvin flagged down the accuser and “appeared to be visibly intoxicated” and began his aggressive behavior toward the employee, shaking her hand, stating she was attractive, and asking her if she watched football.
“Irvin also reached out and touched the Victim’s arm during this conversation without her consent, causing her to step back, becoming visibly uncomfortable. Irvin then asked the Victim whether she knew anything about having a “big Black man inside of [her],” the lawsuit says.
“Irvin then attempted to grab the Victim’s hand again and said he was ‘sorry if he brought up bad memories’ for her.’ The Victim pulled her hand away and tried to back away from Irvin as he continued to move towards her.”
Two hotel employees noticed their co-worker was uncomfortable when she returned to work and the accuser went to work the next day and reported the incident to her manager, who told her to take the complaint to Loss Prevention, according to the lawsuit.
This goes against what witnesses said happened at the time. Witnesses said that the employee approached Irvin and they interaction was very friendly.
Irvin believes these are the actions of a white woman stereotyping a black man for money.
On Friday, in a 28-page motion obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Marriott first blasted Irvin’s press conference on Wednesday in which the former Dallas Cowboys receiver said he was innocent, and added it took him “back to a time where a white woman would accuse a black man of something, and they would take a bunch of guys that were above the law, run in a barn, put a rope around his foot and drag him through the mud and hang him by a tree.”
Who do you believe?
Flip the pages for the witnesses that have come to Irvin’s defense.