Former Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez says ex-employee tried to extort $7.5M from him
Former University of Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez claims an ex-employee and her attorney tried to extort him to pay several million dollars or they would go public with sexual-harassment claims.
Rodriguez, fired in January as a lurid sexual-harassment claim against him became public, accuses his ex-assistant, Melissa Wilhelmsen, of fabricating a tale of sexual harassment solely to extort $7.5 million — the same amount she now is seeking in a legal claim with the state.
Attorneys for Rodriguez on Monday submitted a legal response to a notice of claim that was filed against the... read more
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