Snyder stated within the filing that Schar threatened to release info if Snyder didn't promote the staff.
This filing comes a day after The Washington Submit reported the Washington Soccer Group paid $1.6 million to a former worker in 2009 to settle a sexual misconduct declare she made towards Snyder. Particulars of the alleged incident and settlement have been additionally reported by The New York Occasions.
Both the Washington Football Staff and the NFL declined to offer touch upon the state of affairs.
"I have been the subject of an extortion campaign by Plaintiff Dwight Schar based mostly on the threat of leaking information about the meritless allegations for which, despite his information that no evidence of wrongdoing was discovered after an investigation by a well-respected regulation agency, Plaintiff Schar however threatened to divulge to discredit me and embarrass my family, but which the insurance service determined to settle," Snyder stated in the submitting.
Snyder additionally stated that he's "preventing on a number of fronts for interests that go beyond simply me, together with for the Workforce that I really like, in addition to my household, and may swear to this Courtroom that the accusations I improperly leaked info to the press are false."
"I firmly consider that Plaintiffs' movement and supplemental submitting and the information articles that they've generated are the newest within the effort to extort me," Snyder stated. The filing was made in US District courtroom in Maryland, the place Snyder is being sued by minority house owners Schar, Fred Smith and Robert Rothman, who need to promote their shares of the staff.
CNN has reached out to Schar's attorneys for comment.
The group stated in a press release in July that it employed an lawyer from an outdoor legal firm "to conduct a radical unbiased evaluation of this complete matter and help the group set new employee requirements for the longer term."
Two of the staffers named in studies retired or have been fired as information of the allegations went public.
Snyder was indirectly implicated in the July investigation and denied information of the allegations, saying in a press release obtained by CNN the conduct "had no place in our franchise or society." Nevertheless, he was criticized by the previous staff for what they noticed as him enabling a workforce culture where inappropriate conduct was permitted, in line with the Publish's reporting.
CNN's Kevin Dotson contributed to this report.