LISA OLSON / by Molly Schiot

Lisa Olson was a sports reporter for the The Boston Herald, and was one of the first women to bridge the gender divide of sports reporting since her start in the 70's. Olson was sexually harassed in 1990,  by New England Patriot players Zeke Mowatt, Robert Perryman and Michael Timpson. Mowatt walked up to her while he was nude and fondled his genitals as she was interviewing his teammate. Mowatt told her, "Is this what you want? Do you want to take a bite out of this?"  Then-team owner Victor Kiam II  called her a "classic bitch" Olson settled a lawsuit against the team, and after receiving hate mail, death threats and having her home burglarized, she moved to Australia to work for one of her employer's other newspapers.

Lisa Olson was a sports reporter for the The Boston Herald, and was one of the first women to bridge the gender divide of sports reporting since her start in the 70's. Olson was sexually harassed in 1990,  by New England Patriot players Zeke Mowatt, Robert Perryman and Michael Timpson. Mowatt walked up to her while he was nude and fondled his genitals as she was interviewing his teammate. Mowatt told her, "Is this what you want? Do you want to take a bite out of this?"  Then-team owner Victor Kiam II  called her a "classic bitch" Olson settled a lawsuit against the team, and after receiving hate mail, death threats and having her home burglarized, she moved to Australia to work for one of her employer's other newspapers.