Brett Favre fined $50,000 for not cooperating in photo scandal investigation
According to the lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York Monday, Christina Scavo says that Favre, who played with the Jets in 2008, treated her like a "hanging slab of meat" and proposed a three-way with another therapist. Scavo claims that Favre wrote to the unnamed therapist in a text message, "Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I'm all alone."
Scavo says that after she rejected Favre's passes and had her husband, Joseph Scavo, call the quarterback to demand an apology, both she and the other plaintiff, Shannon O'Toole, were never offered work with the Jets again. Scavo and O'Toole are also suing Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team.
"I suspect that this case is only the tip of the iceberg with respect to the harassment and discrimination experienced by women working for NFL teams and their players as well as all of men's professional sports," Elizabeth Eilender, the attorney for Scavo and O'Toole, told ABC News in a statement. "I hope that Ms. Scavo's and Ms. O'Toole's courage to bring this suit will empower other women to come forward without fear of retaliation and retribution in order to protect their livelihoods and self-respect."
Favre was fined $50,000 last week for not cooperating with the NFL in an investigation into allegations that he sent graphic photos and sexually suggestive text messages to Jenn Sterger, a female Jets employee, in 2008.
Favre has not commented on the lawsuit, while the Jets and NFL have declined to comment.