Brett Favre And The Jets Sued For Sexual Harassment

2 former Jets’ massage therapist have filed suit against Brett Favre and the Jets organization charging sexual harassment

Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole are the women in question, the details of the suit are below:

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.

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.

I’m happy these ladies have stepped forward and I hope that the details will be sorted out quickly. Brett is clearly one of those athletes who got caught up in his belief of entitlement. While I do think in some situations there might be mutual flirtation, these women clearly weren’t comfortable with the scenario and lost their jobs because they weren’t willing to “play”.

I’m all for kicks and giggles but when someone expresses discomfort or lack of interest, MOVE ON. it’s a pretty basic concept. 20 years in the NFL and this is what Brett’s legacy boils down to (that and interceptions I guess). I wonder how many other women kept quiet about his advances for fear of being labeled a trouble maker.

From the Ines Sainz allegations at the top of the season, The Revis hold out, and the secret underworld of my boo Rex Ryan being exposed, this season has been a rough one for the Jets organization. Hopefully the playoffs will be kinder to them.