>> We were harassed, we were bullied, and we were body shamed for 7.25 an hour.>> Ainsley Parish is just one of the five former Houston Texans cheerleaders filing a lawsuit against the football team alleging hostile working conditions, and sex discrimination. Women's rights attorney, Gloria Allred, is representing their case.
>> And I believe that they're being targeted and discriminated against because of their gender. There is no other explanation for why they are paid so little and not paid at all for a substantial portion of their work.>> The cheerleaders say they were not compensated for parts of their job, including travel time to and from Texas events, the time they spent at the gym, and tweeting multiple times a day during the regular season.
They're now asking for back pay. Former cheerleader Hannah Turnbow says their physical safety was not guaranteed.>> As an example of how I was not protected, I was attacked by a fan at a game leaving abrasions on my shoulder. My attacker was not approached, nor was he removed from the game, I was told to just suck it up.
>> The lawsuit reportedly details unjust treatment, including being body shamed by their head coach, and told they were replaceable.