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Wednesday
Jan122011

SI Legal Analyst Michael McCann--Brett Favre/Jets Lawsuit

LORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets say a lawsuit filed against them and Brett Favre by two massage therapists is "completely without merit," and the team had not been aware of the accusations.

Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole contend in a lawsuit filed Monday they were subjected to Celebrity-athlete-Brett-Favre-Christina-Scavo-Shannon-OToole-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-photo_credit-dnainfo-website-300x225 sexual harassment and job discrimination. They are seeking unspecified damages from Favre, the Jets and a team massage coordinator, saying they lost their part-time jobs after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from the 41-year-old quarterback while he was with the team in 2008.

"Unfortunately, the plaintiffs never reported the allegations to the Jets, either during or after the conclusion of their work," the team said in a statement Tuesday. "The case against the Jets is completely without merit, and we look forward to defending the matter in court, where we are confident that the Jets will prevail."

Favre's agent, Bus Cook, didn't immediately return a telephone message.

Read more at SI.com

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