Brandon McManus accused by two ladies of sexual assault on Jaguars flight

A pair of flight attendants who have been on the Jaguars’ Sept. 28 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings flight to London final season have sued former Jacksonville kicker Brandon McManus and alleged that he sexually assaulted them through the journey, in keeping with ESPN.

McManus, who now performs for the Commanders, allegedly tried to grind towards the ladies, and when one among them addressed McManus, he “smirked and walked away.”

The lawsuit, filed in Duval County Circuit Civil Court docket on Friday, reportedly is for greater than $1 million in damages — with the 2 ladies experiencing “extreme psychological anguish, nervousness, psychological and emotional misery, embarrassment and humiliation,” in keeping with ESPN.

The Jaguars declined to remark, in keeping with ESPN, whereas McManus, 32, hadn’t launched an announcement as of Monday afternoon.

Brandon McManus is pictured during a game with the Jaguars last season.
Brandon McManus is pictured throughout a recreation with the Jaguars final season. AP

“Earlier in the present day, we have been made conscious of the civil lawsuit filed on Could 24 towards Brandon McManus,” the Commanders stated in an announcement Monday. “We take allegations of this nature very significantly and are wanting into the matter. Now we have been in communication with the League Workplace and Brandon’s illustration, and can reserve additional remark at the moment.”

The lawsuit reportedly alleged that the Jaguars have been liable for “failing to oversee McManus and failing to create a protected setting for employees serving the staff.”

ESPN reported that the flight — transporting the Jaguars to London for an Oct. 1 recreation towards the Falcons and an Oct. 8 recreation towards the Payments — allegedly “shortly become a celebration,” and McManus allegedly “recruited three different flight attendants to the social gathering and handed out $100 payments to encourage them to drink and dance inappropriately for him,” in keeping with the outlet.

One of many ladies accused McManus of sexually assaulting her whereas she was seated through the flight — when McManus allegedly tried to kiss her — and whereas serving meals on two totally different events, per the outlet.

The second lady was additionally allegedly sexually assaulted when the second meal was being served, and she or he reportedly stayed away from McManus through the Jaguars’ flight from London to Jacksonville two weeks later, following the Oct. 8 recreation, by remaining on the second ground of the airplane.

McManus will enter his eleventh season within the NFL in 2024.

Brandon McManus (10) has been accused of sexual assault.
Brandon McManus (10) has been accused of sexual assault. AP

He spent the primary 9 years of his profession in Denver earlier than signing with the Jaguars in 2023, when he made 81.1 p.c of his kicks and all 35 of his extra-point makes an attempt.

The one-year deal that McManus signed with the Commanders is value $3.6 million.

When you’ve got been sexually assaulted and stay in New York, you’ll be able to name 1-800-942-6906 without spending a dime and confidential disaster counseling. If you happen to stay outdoors the state, you’ll be able to dial the 24/7 Nationwide Sexual Assault hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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