Brett Favre is being sued for sexual harassment stemming from conduct toward at least two women who worked for the Jets in 2008, when Favre played for the team.
ABC News first reported that Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, former massage therapists for the Jets, have sued both Favre and the team, saying that Favre propositioned them.
Scavo says Favre treated her like a “hanging slab of meat” and requested a threesome with her and another therapist. Scavo says she turned Favre down and had her husband call him to demand an apology — and that, after that, she was never again employed by the Jets.
According to the lawsuit, Favre allegedly sent an unidentified woman a text reading, “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone,” and sent another message that said, “Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions.”
O’Toole also says she lost her position as a Jets massage therapist as a result of Favre’s sexual harassment.
The suit calls the Jets’ locker room “a hot bed of sexual harassment, sexism and inappropriate behavior.” Neither Favre nor the Jets has publicly responded.
The suit is not related to the accusations made by Jenn Sterger that Favre sent her inappropriate photos and text messages.
Still, Sterger’s camp empathizes with Favre’s new accusers.
“Clearly they’re just as disappointed by the NFL’s decision as we are,” said Joseph Conway, Sterger’s attorney, in an e-mail to FanHouse Monday night.
Favre was recently fined $50,000 by the NFL for failure to cooperate in the league’s investigation into Sterger’s claims.