Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A group of former Washington Football Team cheerleaders has reached a settlement with the franchise after they appeared in lewd videos, made without their knowledge, from swimsuit calendar shoots.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed and no lawsuit was filed.
The NFL is still investigating the team after the Washington Post published a report last summer, which detailed sexual harassment allegations from 15 women against former Washington Football Team employees.
The Post later reported allegations from an additional 25 former female team employees
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week that that investigation is "nearing completion."
The Post in August published a detailed account about the videos and photo shoots. The Post also obtained video footage, which showed exposed private parts, from the incidents.
The women claimed, in the Post report, that the outtake-style videos were produced in 2008 and 2010 by the team's in-house broadcasting unit. Two other former team employees claimed a team official asked for the the videos to be filmed.
"We strongly condemn the unprofessional, disturbing and abhorrent behavior and workplace environment alleged in the report which is entirely inconsistent with our standards and has no place in the NFL," Goodell said in an August statement.
On Monday, the team also announced it has "temporarily" paused its cheerleading program as part of its "rebranding journey." Cheerleaders were not present at NFL games last season because of the coronavirus pandemic.