The court ruled that the owner of “Phoenix” Robert Sarver regularly insulted black people and allowed himself statements with sexual connotations against women.
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The owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) club “Phoenix Suns” Robert Sarver was found guilty on charges of racism and sexual harassment. This is reported by the New York Times.
The official was suspended for one year from sports activities and ordered to pay a fine of $10 million. In addition, Sarver will take a course on respectful treatment of personnel.
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The case against Sarver was opened in November 2021. It included more than 80,000 materials, investigators interviewed more than 300 witnesses and victims. “The statements and conduct described in the results of the independent investigation are alarming and disappointing,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
The court ruled that the owner of “Phoenix” regularly cursed in an offensive manner against black people, and also indulged in sexually suggestive remarks against women.