Report: Favre sued for sexual harassment by former Jets employees

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 6:09 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The day after his final game as an NFL quarterback, Brett Favre has been sued by a pair of Jets employees for sexual harassment, according to "Good Morning America" reporters Andrea Canning and Jessica Hopper.

Their report claims that Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole, both of whom were massage therapists for the Jets in 2008 when Favre played in New York, have sued the QB, the team and Lisa Ripi, the person in charge of hiring therapists for the club, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Monday.

The suit claims Favre sent text messages to Scavo, asking to "get together," with the quarterback and another therapist. Another message read: "Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions."  

Scavo claims that she refused Favre's offers and asked her husband to contact the QB and demand an apology. Favre "responded in an inappropriate manner and refused," according to the lawsuit. Scavo and O'Toole were never offered work with the Jets again after the incident.

Favre was fined $50,000 by the NFL on Dec. 30 for not cooperating in an investigation into inappropriate text messages and photos he sent in 2008 to a different Jets employee, sideline reporter Jenn Sterger.