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Football legend and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin has refiled his $100 million defamation lawsuit against Marriott in Arizona a month after suing the hotel chain in Texas over accusations that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a female employee in Phoenix.
The 57-year-old was in Arizona in early February to cover Super Bowl LVII, but was released from his broadcasting duties and removed from the hotel after a female employee at the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel & Spa accused him of harassing her.
Irvin is seeking $100million in damages from 'Jane Doe' and the Marriott.
On Friday, in a 28-page motion obtained by DailyMail.com, the hotel chain shared its account of what transpired between Irvin and a female Marriott employee on February 5 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown.
Marriott claimed a 'visibly intoxicated' Irvin made unwanted sexual advances to the employee, stating she was attractive and asking her if she watched football before making a lewd comment to the woman.
Football legend and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin has refiled his $100 million defamation lawsuit against Marriott in Arizona a month after suing the hotel chain in Texas over accusations that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a female employee in Phoenix
Irvin was sent home from the Super Bowl after an alleged incident in the lobby of this hotel
'Irvin also reached out and touched the Victim's arm during this conversation without her consent, causing her to step back, becoming visibly uncomfortable,' Marriott claimed in its motion. 'Irvin then asked the Victim whether she knew anything about having a 'big black man inside of [her].'
'Irvin then attempted to grab the Victim's hand again and said he was 'sorry if he brought up bad memories' for her.' The Victim pulled her hand away and tried to back away from Irvin as he continued to move towards her.'
The hotel chain also challenged Irvin's side of the story, which he shared at a previous press conference earlier this month.
'Irvin's counsel provided a self-serving, inaccurate summary of the video footage Marriott produced, including his claim that the footage proves Irvin did nothing wrong and then turned the microphone over to Irvin to make racially charged statements,' Marriott claimed in Friday's motion.
Speaking to reporters on March 8, Irvin characterized the accusations against him as racist.
'This takes me back to a time where a white woman would accuse a black man of something and they would take a bunch of guys that were above the law, run in the barn, put a rope around his foot