Judge Won’t Dismiss Text Suit Against Favre, Jets; QB Must Testify
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Brett Favre made a career out of facing down opponents. Soon he’ll have to face a courtroom and testify about alleged sexy texts.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge in early April refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Jets and Favre by two massage therapists.
Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole contend they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination. They are seeking unspecified damages from Favre, the Jets and a team massage coordinator.
The massage therapists claimed they lost their part-time jobs with the Jets after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from the veteran quarterback while he was with the team in 2008.
“Brett here. You and Crissy want to get together? I’m all alone,” Favre allegedly wrote in one message, according to the lawsuit. “Kinda lonely tonight. I guess I have bad intentions.”
Scavo and O’Toole’s lawyer, David Jaroslowicz, said the judge’s ruling means Favre will have to take the stand.
“If I were Brett Favre, I wouldn’t want to raise my right hand either — except to throw a football,” Jaroslowicz said, according to the New York Daily News.
The Jets said the lawsuit is “completely without merit,” and they are looking forward to defending themselves in court.
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