Former Houston Texans cheerleaders refute lawsuit

- The Houston Texans have filed motions of dismissal against both lawsuits filed against the team by two sets of former cheerleaders. The lawsuits claim the women were mistreated and underpaid.

The team has pointed out that the women at the center of the lawsuits had signed contracts agreeing to arbitration, but with the allegations of body shaming, lack of security and unpaid work now out there, FOX 26 News was contacted by a group of women who collectively have seven years of Texans cheerleading experience with a very different perspective of what it is like.

Unlike what is claimed in the lawsuits, these women told FOX 26 The News Edge anchor Kaitlin Monte that they always had security at appearances, were provided with complimentary services like hair styling and fitness training, and said that anyone can leave the team at any time should they feel uncomfortable. They also said that several of the women who filed the lawsuits had actually tried to to join the team again but did not make the cut.

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