When he came under criticism during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, the owner of the Washington Capitals pro football team was nowhere to be seen.
Dan Snyder, commonly known as the Redskins, is charged with coordinating an anti-cheerleader campaign for the Washington Commanders.
“Mr. Snyder himself fostered the Commanders’ toxic workplace,” Carolyn Maloney (House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair) spoke at the hearing.
The 57-year-old billionaire wasn’t present for the hearing, though. His location was revealed by a ship tracking app to be 4,000 miles away in the French Riviera on his $180 million yachts, Lady S, according to newstral Beat reports.
“He chose to skip town. Apparently, Mr. Snyder is in France, where he has docked his luxury yacht near a resort town,” Maloney claimed.
Snyder believes that Maloney compiled a 100-page dossier regarding the women, which Maloney submitted.
“It shows the lengths Mr. Snyder went to, to harass, intimidate and silence his accusers,” Maloney claimed.
According to Inside Edition, cheerleaders at a Costa Rica calendar shot said they were told to remove their tops and serve as escorts. But there was no sexual activity involved.
The NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, was also present and informed the committee that the issues with the team had been resolved.
“What specific steps will the NFL take to hold Dan Snyder accountable?” Maloney contacted Goodell.
“Dan Snyder has been accountable. He faced unprecedented discipline, including financial fines,” Goodell stated.
When the Republicans on the committee said they had more important matters to discuss, there was a lot of laughter.
Snyder and his club were hit with a $10 million NFL fine. Snyder left his position managing daily operations for the NFL. Due to work commitments, according to his agent, he was unable to attend and it would not have been fair.