Brett Favre forced to testify in lawsuit filed by massage therapists over sexual texts

Favre's back in the spotlight again. (Getty Images)

A judge in Manhattan refused to dismiss a case filed by massage therapists against the New York Jets and Brett Favre, meaning the future Hall of Famer will have to testify about sexually suggestive text messages.

Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Tolle, a pair of former massage therapists with the Jets, claim that Favre sent them sexually suggestive text messages and they lost their part-time jobs with the team when they complained to management about Favre's alleged behavior.

The Jets claim, per the Associated Press, that the lawsuit is "completely without merit." However, the Manhattan Supreme Court judge presiding over the case wouldn't dismiss the case.

According to David Jaroslowicz, the attorney for the two women, Favre will now have to testify.

"If I were Brett Favre, I wouldn't want to raise my right hand either — except to throw a football," Jaroslowicz said according to the New York Daily News.

The lawsuit was filed way back in January of 2011, after a lengthy, awkward, public and different scandal resulted in Favre receiving a $50,000 fine from the NFL.

"Brett here. You and Crissy want to get together? I'm all alone," Favre wrote in one message, according to their lawsuit filed last year, the Daily News reports. "Kinda lonely tonight. I guess I have bad intentions."

For the upteenth time since his latest retirement -- he was previously linked to the Bears, then was frequently discussed in relation to BountyGate and also managed to take shots at Aaron Rodgers -- Favre's managed to pop back up in the public eye.

Favre's known for slightly enjoying the attention of the media. However, it's hard to imagine he'll be to thrilled about the reason why the latest bit of spotlight is being shone.

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