Poor Old Man Favre just can’t win this week.
First he had to cut the NFL a check for 50 Grand for “failing to cooperate” in the investigation of his little sexting scandal. Then he misses his very last game in the League due to injury. And now, some random birds are trying to get a cut of his retirement money.
In the wake of a sex scandal that tarnished Brett Favre’s storied 20-year NFL career and cost him a a $50,000 fine, two more women have come forward, filing a sexual harassment suit against the star quarterback.
Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, both former massage therapists for the New York Jets, filed suit against Favre, the New York Jets and Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York today.
The New York Jets and the National Football League had no comment on the matter. Requests for comment from Brett Favre’s agent and the Minnesota Vikings were not immediately returned.
n the suit, Scavo alleges that Favre sent text messages to another unidentified massage therapist, asking Scavo and the unidentified woman to “get together” with Favre.
Scavo said that in 2008 while Favre was with the New York Jets, he treated her like a “hanging slab of meat.” In the suit she claims he wanted a three-way with her and another therapist.
Favre allegedly texted the unidentified therapist, writing, “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone,” according to the lawsuit.
Favre allegedly sent another text message reading, “Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions.”
Scavo claimed that after she refused Favre’s advances and had her husband, Joseph Scavo, call Favre to demand an apology, both Scavo and the other plaintiff, Shannon O’Toole, were never offered work with the Jets again.
Scavo’s husband said he confronted the quarterback to stop soliciting his wife and asked for an apology, but Favre “responded in an inappropriate manner and refused,” according to the lawsuit.
We think that response went a little like, “What?! Dude, I’m Brett Mutha Effin Favre! You should be HONORED that I want your b*tch!!”
Joseph Scavo claimed that his wife then came under fire from her boss, Lisa Ripi, a defendant in the lawsuit. The suit alleges that Ripi wrote “for sure feel horrible that u had to go thru that [with] a pervert…however I truly wish you would’ve come forward at the time it happened.”
Ripi goes on to say, “I’ve been up there 13 years without anything that happened to me on tmz…cause it was handled internally the way it should be,” according to the lawsuit.
Elizabeth Eilender, the attorney for Scavo and O’Toole, said that her clients did not want to file a lawsuit, but when the Jets refused to give them back their jobs, they had no choice.
The suit alleges that the Jets’ locker room and training camp are “a hot bed of sexual harassment, sexism and inappropriate behavior.”
They describe the majority of the team’s massage therapists as young women.
“I suspect that this case is only the tip of the iceberg with respect to the harassment and discrimination experienced by women working for NFL teams and their players as well as all of men’s professional sports. I hope that Ms. Scavo’s and Ms. O’Toole’s courage to bring this suit will empower other women to come forward without fear of retaliation and retribution in order to protect their livelihoods and self-respect,” Eilender said in a statement to ABC News.
We’re a little disappointed that Brett Favre had such a hard time finding actual prostitutes and groupies to solicit. In New York City.
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