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Marriott hits back at Michael Irvin with accusations

Marriott is telling their side.

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Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin was removed from Super Bowl coverage by NFL Network after he allegedly harassed a woman at a Phoenix area hotel; he was also removed from the hotel. Irvin has since filed a $100 million lawsuit for defamation.

But now, Marriott is hitting back at Irvin, saying that he did in fact harass the women who is a staffer at the hotel in which he was staying. 

Take a look at their account of the incident via The Dallas Morning News, which began by saying Irvin "flagged down" the woman.

“Irvin also reached out and touched the Victim’s arm during this conversation without her consent, causing her to step back, becoming visibly uncomfortable,” Marriott attorney Nathan Chapman wrote in the document. “Irvin then asked the Victim whether she knew anything about having a ‘big Black man inside of [her].’ Taken aback by Irvin’s comments, the Victim responded that his comments were inappropriate, and she did not wish to discuss it further.

“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.”

“Seeing that other Hotel employees were in the area and wanting the interaction to end, the Victim returned Irvin’s handshake,” Marriott said in the filing. “Irvin then stated that he would come back to find her sometime that week when she was working.”

And as expected, Irvin's lawyer pushed back on those claims. 

“Total hogwash,” attorney Levi McCathern said. “Marriott’s recently-created account goes against all the eyewitnesses and Michael’s own testimony as well as common sense. We will release the video next week. There is no sexual assault. The fact Marriott is taking the position that it is is an insult to all of the true female victims out there.

“I was shocked by Marriott’s prior handling of this situation. I am now disgusted and appalled. I wish trial was tomorrow, so Michael could clear his name and get the compensation he deserves for Marriott’s reckless disregard for the truth.”