Favre Sexual Harassment Court Papers: Just the good parts
|Brett Favre retires, and gets sued the next day.|
It must have seemed like a dream job at the time, working on the beat-up gladiator bodies of NFL stars. But the summer didn't pan out the way Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo had hoped.
Both were humiliated and left without work after Brett Favre tried to hit on them via text messages and they rebuffed him, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Manhattan Superior Court.
O'Toole got Scavo an introduction to the team through its massage coordinator, Lisa Ripi. The women charged between $500 and $600 a day, and their talents were in high demand, not only at the Jets training camp in New Jersey and on Long Island, but also at players' homes.
"Everything at the Jets went through me," when it came time for rubdowns, Ripi said in the court papers.
That included meeting the needs of the Jets' new rock-star quarterback, Brett Favre, who had retired from the Green Bay Packers the year before. It didn't take long for the gunslinger to set his sights on the two women.
|The New York media is having a field day at Favre's expense.|
"Brett here you and crissy want to get together im alone," he asked in stunted text lingo.
And then, "Kinda lonely tonight I guess I have bad intentions."
Bad judgment, too. The massage therapist showed the message to Scavo, who is married. And Scavo showed the messages to her husband, Joseph. He was pissed off enough to contact Favre personally and tell him to knock it off with the "bad intentions" invites.
He also wanted an apology, which he didn't get. And his wife, along with O'Toole, never got another call for business from the Jets again.
It was two years after that episode, in the summer of 2010, that rumors about the then-unnamed harassed massage therapists circulated in the press, adding spice to the saucy details of Favre's pursuit of the team's sideline host, Jenn Sterger. And Ripi, the enforcer, saw red.
"Why didn't you come to me?" she asked via text. "Your husband is a complete asshole. Thanks to you ill be questioned by the nfl investigators..."