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Cuban: Snyder must 'accept' mistakes following sexual harassment report

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called for Dan Snyder of the NFL's Washington team to hold himself accountable after 15 former female employees said they were sexually harassed and/or verbally abused during their time with the club.

"If you know Dan Snyder, if you're involved with the Redskins, if you connect to them, tell Dan and tell his senior management you've got to just recognize what you did right and what you did wrong," he said on SiriusXM's "Ask Me Anything with Mark Cuban" on Thursday. "You have to accept the mistakes you made. That's painful. I made a lot of mistakes. And that's the only way this is going to get resolved."

A report was published in February 2018 that revealed a toxic workplace culture within the Mavericks organization. More than a dozen current and former employees stepped forward to discuss disturbing incidents involving high-level team members, including sexual harassment and domestic violence.

Former CEO and president Terdema Ussery left the Mavs in 2015 but received complaints from multiple female employees about his behavior dating back to the 1990s.

Cuban says he was brought to tears when he initially learned about the allegations against his club. The 61-year-old has since publicly apologized and contributed $10 million to various women's advocacy groups.

The NBA launched an investigation into the allegations, and while Cuban wasn't cited in any of the incidents, the league found he didn't pay enough attention to the business culture within the organization.

Cuban: Snyder must 'accept' mistakes following sexual harassment report
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