Lawyers representing NFL legend Brett Favre filed paperwork in a New York court on Thursday that they hope will keep their client from having to answer some very awkward questions about his personal life.
Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo, two massage therapists that insist they had been hired to give massages at New York Jets training camp in 2008, allege that Favre got them fired after they rejected his overtures and propositions. They also insist that Favre sent another woman a text message requesting to, as the L.A. Times put it, “get together with her and Scavo.”
After getting the boot, they decided to sue. As part of the proceedings they asked Favre to confirm or deny that a.) he solicited women for inappropriate trysts and b.) that he sent the explicit photos Deadspin posted back in the day.
For what it’s worth, the Jets say that they never guaranteed O'Toole and Scavo work beyond the five days they were employed for.
"These requests clearly have absolutely nothing to do with this lawsuit and have been included only to harass and embarrass," Favre attorney Sharon H. Stern wrote in the filling.
As you would expect, though, the attorney representing O’Toole and Scavo disagrees with that sentiment.
"It's yet another attempt by the defendants, particularly Brett Favre, to avoid having to testify under oath in this matter," Elizabeth Eilender said.
(Kudos L.A. Times)