ESPN’s Sage Steele sues network, Disney

ESPN personality Sage Steele has filed a lawsuit against the network 

and its parent company Walt Disney over allegations that their free speech rights were violated.

In a complaint filed in a Connecticut court on Wednesday,

Steele alleged that the sports media turned on her for her comments in a podcast interview last fall.

The next day, October 4, 2021, Steele was told he was

on hiatus or taking a break (euphemisms for suspended) and had to publicly apologize for his comments, the lawsuit states.

ESPN and Disney took adverse action against Steele in the form of disciplinary action and/or

dismissal for exercising his right to free speech under the state and federal constitutions.