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Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

Posted on: December 11, 2010 7:31 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2010 7:31 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's plenty of concern in Minnesota over the current injury situation with Brett Favre situation (not to mention the whole "is he actually still better than Tavaris Jackson?" situation as well).

And there's also some passing concern with the hopefully-near-to-the-end NFL investigation into the Jenn Sterger situation, although fans are probably a little less worried about that than they are the actual football.

So too, might be Favre's people -- Richard Gerakitis, an employment lawyer working with Favre in the matter, spoke to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk about some comments that Sterger's PR manager Phil Reese made to Dan Patrick on Thursday (specifically Reese's admission that Sterger never complained to the Jets after allegedly being harassed by Favre).

"What is this?" Gerakitis said. "Give us a lawsuit that enables us to find out what her allegations are. We can defend against a lawsuit. We can’t defend against the attempted manipulation of the media by trying to only give selective portions."

Gerakitis also thinks that a lawsuit is going to get filed at some point, but that Sterger's reps are starting to wilt under the fear that the NFL won't do anything to No. 4

"Reese sounds desperate," Gerakitis said. "He sounded desperate on that interview with Dan Patrick. Reese spoke with such anxiousness I kept wondering, 'He must see this cratering and he's going to pull out all the stops.'"

Gerakitis also discussed the issues that would stem out of an actual lawsuit, namely that a court would likely take into consideration Sterger's background and behavior in the work place.

Namely, that she dresses in a manner that could reasonably be called "provocative," that she's posed for Maxim, Playboy and the like and that she initially attracted fame vis-a-vis her attire at Florida State games.

Couple that with Sterger failing to file a complaint with either the Jets or the NFL when the alleged harrassment actually took place, and Favre's side of a hypothetical legal battle seems pretty good.

Of course, that's exactly what you would expect to hear from a lawyer representing him -- before any actual documents get filed, there's still plenty of public posturing to take place.

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Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

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Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 3:55 pm
 

Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

I have read numerous responses to this, and can see both sides.  If it was really Brett that sent the pics, that is not right, no matter how the woman dresses or acts.  That being said, it also does not qualify the situation as harrassment.  As was stated earlier, she did not lose her job because of his alleged fixation on her.  She was not raped, did not feel like she was in a hostile work environment, did not feel threatened, and MOST IMPORTANTLY did not report it to the team or the NFL. 

The time lapse between the event and reporting it really bothers me.  She can say all she wants about not reporting to keep her job, however we all know that she could have reported to the league or higher if she were mistreated by the Jets, so that theory doesn't work.  I have read that she shared the pictures/voicemails with friends/confidants that first year, and used them as a trophy of sorts.  I don't think that is the behavior of someone scared of losing a job, or someone that is sexually harrassed.

In the end, I hope that Brett can retire quietly, and that Jenn will continue with her career.  I do hope she realizes that when she portrays herself as a playboy bunny (let's be honest, she didn't get the job because of her stellar interviewing skills) that she will never be treated as anything else. 




Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2010 11:26 pm
 

Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

@Frenzy50187, Nope. I'm a dad (of a daughter, now grown) and a professional and a guy who thinks that women deserve respect, not to be treated like objects. I have empathy, in other words, which is something you obviously can't say. And I feel badly for any woman you come in contact with.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

Goldiggin skank vs penis texter?

Hmm tough call in this one.

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:06 pm
 

Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

I believe the statutes have run out on any possible suit(s) she may have.  Any lawyers out there who would know this?



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2010 11:12 am
 

Favre lawyer to Sterger reps: 'Give us a lawsuit'

I think the fact that the world knows what his junk looks like now is punishment enough. Sorry Brett but if you really wanted her to come over,
that picture wasn't going to give her a big reason. That Packer isn't packing.


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