Snyder said in the document that if Snyder does not sell the team, Schal threatened to release information.
The document comes a day after the Washington Post reported that the Washington football team paid a former employee $1.6 million in 2009 to settle her allegations of sexual misconduct against Snyder. The New York Times also reported details of the alleged incident and resolution.
Both the Washington football team and the NFL declined to comment on this matter.
“I have been the subject of plaintiff Dwight Schar’s extortion activities. His threat was to divulge information about unfounded allegations, although he knew that he had not found out after an investigation by a respected law firm. Evidence of fault, but Shaar threatened to expose my reputation and embarrass my family, but the insurance company decided to settle.”
Snyder also said that he is “fighting on multiple fronts to exceed my interests, including the team I love and my family, and can swear to the court that my allegations of improperly leaking information to the press are false. “
Snyder said: “I firmly believe that the plaintiff’s motion and supplementary documents and the news reports they generated are the latest efforts to blackmail me.” The document was filed in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. Minority shareholder Schar, Fred Smith and Robert Rothman are suing Snyder here, and they want to sell their team shares.
CNN has contacted Schar’s lawyers for comment.
The team said in a statement in July that it hired lawyers from an external law firm to “conduct a thorough independent review of the entire incident and help the team set new employee standards for the future.”
The two employees mentioned in the report retired or were fired because the information about the allegations was public.
Snyder was not directly involved in the July investigation and denied the news of the allegations. In a statement obtained by CNN, Snyder said that such behavior “has no place in our franchise or society.” However, according to The Post, former employees criticized him because they thought he had established a team culture while allowing improper behavior.
Kevin Dotson of CNN contributed to this report.