BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation. Her lawyers asked the federal court in Baton Rouge on Wednesday to add that claim to the suit.
They tell news outlets that Sharon Lewis was wrongfully fired for her allegations that former football coach Les Miles had sexually harassed female student workers and made racist remarks.
An LSU spokesman says he cannot comment about specific personnel actions but the athletic department has had 40 personnel changes within the last month.
Lewis has said in interviews and lawsuits she was denied pay raises and was verbally abused after making her reports about Miles.