NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has more to worry about than just upcoming spring training — he’s being sued by his alleged ex-mistress.
Louise Meanwell claims she had a 10-month-long affair with the then-married Cashman and has filed a lawsuit against him, charging him with hacking into her emails and attempting to conspire with her mother to silence her by getting her locked up in a psychiatric hospital, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Court papers say Cashman’s desire to have Meanwell committed was an effort to cover up his marital infidelities which Meanwell did succeed in exposing to public view in the end, Cornell reported.
Meanwell, who also goes by Louise Neathway, was arrested three years ago on charges of stalking and extorting thousands from Cashman.
She was indicted in March 2012, but denied allegations of threatening to trash Cashman’s reputation to get him to pay her.