“I’m the mama bear, and I really look out for everybody, not just the cheerleaders,” she said. “There was a lot of pressure by the director for us to be a part of that party atmosphere with sponsors because we knew she picked favorites that way,” one cheerleader said of Jojokia.

In 2011, the director reportedly told women auditioning for the team that they shouldn’t cover their “chest area” too much.

cheerleaders revealed to The New York Times that during a 2013 trip to Costa Rica, they were required to pose topless in the presence of team sponsors and felt "pimped out." The requests left many of them in tears during the trip.

Topless photo shoots in front of male sponsors and an uneasy night out: Redskins cheerleaders describe an overseas trip that crossed the line https://t.co/IG6Cx8FVen— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2018 The cheerleaders described that during a calendar photo shoot at Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, they were required to walk around topless during the event.

I have to really reflect and think because I try to teach these women, these cheerleaders, to speak up, not just to me but to anybody.

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The Washington Redskins organization has been accused of “pimping out” cheerleaders to male sponsors and suite holders — requiring some to pose topless in front of them, while sending others out to nightclubs as their personal escorts.

“They weren’t putting a gun to our heads, but it was mandatory for us to go,” recalled one cheerleader, who spoke to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity. “Other girls were devastated because we knew exactly what she was doing.” The cheerleaders had been in Costa Rica for a 2013 calendar photo shoot, which Stephanie Jojokian — longtime director and choreographer for the Redskins’ cheer squad — had helped plan, the Times reports.Each Redskin cheerleader is contractually protected to ensure a safe and constructive environment.The work our cheerleaders do in our community, visiting our troops abroad, and supporting our team on the field is something the Redskins organization and our fans take great pride in.” A spokesman for the NFL said: “[The league] has no role in how the clubs which have cheerleaders utilize them…Our office will work with our clubs in sharing best practices and employment-related processes that will support club cheerleading squads within an appropriate and supportive workplace.” Jojokian told the Times that she was “not forcing anyone to go at all” during the Costa Rica trip — and that the cheerleaders chose to accompany the men. It’s such a supportive environment for these ladies.” But several cheerleaders claim this wasn’t — and still isn’t — the case.“I was getting so angry that the guys on the trip were skeezing around in the background.” Afterward, Jojokian allegedly gave nine of the women orders to accompany some of the sponsors and suite holders on dates.“Get back to your room and get ready,” the director told them, according to the Times’ sources.Several who were in attendance spoke to the newspaper and recounted what they were forced to put up with. “It’s just not right to send cheerleaders out with strange men when some of the girls clearly don’t want to go,” said one cheerleader.