Ex-Texans cheerleader sues team for underpayment, alleges mistreatment from squad manager

By John Suayan | May 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman who used to be a member of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders has pursued legal action against the NFL franchise on claims she was underpaid during her year-long tenure, according to recent Houston federal court records.

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman who used to be a member of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders has pursued legal action against the NFL franchise on claims she was underpaid during her year-long tenure, according to recent Houston federal court records.

The woman, whom court documents filed on May 21 identify as P.G.G., asserts she was paid for some of the time she spent working as a Texans Cheerleader, but was consistently not compensated for activities including, but not limited to being required to spend multiple hours a week in the gym, being required to respond promptly to Tweets and e-mails, and signing thousands of team calendars.

P.G.G. was employed as a cheerleader from Apr. 12, 2017 to last month. She reportedly earned $7.25 for each hour spent working for the Texans.

Her class action lawsuit additionally alleges that squad manager Alto Gary mistreated the plaintiff and other cheerleaders on several occasions. Per P.G.G., Gary chastised certain cheerleaders for their appearances, as well as failed to properly address their complaints regarding physical assaults by fans.

Gary joins the Texans as a co-defendant in the litigation.

Consequently, P.G.G. seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by Bruse Loyd of the law firm Jones, Gillaspia & Loyd, L.L.P. in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-1662

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