Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue team over 'jiggle test'
One of five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, who is suing the team, has shared specific details of the "jiggle test" that determined whether the women were physically prepared to perform on game day.
Alyssa U., a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Bills, and her attorney spoke with Huffington Post about the case, which alleges cheerleaders were underpaid for hundreds of hours of work at public appearances, where they were sexually objectified.
The cheerleaders' bodies were also routinely evaluated by a coach who documented their flaws, Alyssa said.
She said that one week prior to the game, they were to dress in their uniforms and stand before their coach, who had a clipboard in her hand.
They had to face forward, turn around, face back to the front and do about 10 jumping jacks. And from there, she would write down on her notepad what parts of their bodies jiggled, she said.
The next day, the women would receive an email with checkmarks that indicated what body parts -- including "butt, thighs, back, stomach" -- they needed to work on.
(Posted on 26-04-2014)