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 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.
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.”
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.