June 10, 2023

Former Employee Sues Pistons, Rob Murphy For Sexual Discrimination, Harassment

A former employee is suing the Detroit Pistons and Rob Murphy for sexual discrimination and harassment.

DeJanai Raska told the Detroit Free Press in a story published Thursday that Murphy committed multiple harassing acts after she started working as his executive assistant in September 2021, including grabbing her buttocks, groping her in front of her 4-year-old daughter and saying he wanted to “put a baby in her.” She also accused Murphy — then the president and general manager of the Pistons’ G League team — of trying to force her to have sex.

Murphy was fired from his role as assistant general manager Wednesday, with the Pistons telling the Free Press in a statement that he was dismissed “for violation of company policy and the terms of his employment agreement.” Murphy had served as assistant general manager following a promotion in the 2022 offseason. Murphy was placed on leave in October as the Pistons investigated the allegations.

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