Sainz basically told the Association for Women in Sports Media to go fuck off, she doesn't want their help. She also had harsh words for the journos and columnists covering the story. Please don't hate us, Ines.
One of the more curious aspects of this whole sordid business is the fact that the AWSM, and not Sainz, filed the original complaint with the NFL. Writing in El Universal, Sainz says they should have talked to her first. Or, at all.
I wonder why such an association is respected as the AWSM, within its right to inform about any violations of work conditions for its members, acted so impulsively.
If they were in fact appalled and truly cared about my integrity as a woman and a journalist, then why never call me?
In a followup interview, Sainz said "They only want some kind of attention." For their part, the AWSM claims they reached out to Sainz on numerous occasions, but never got a response. Which is odd, because every 24-hour news channel and morning show managed to get in touch with her.
Sainz also had things to say to me! Well, not me personally, but every journalist who kept the story going.
A group of journalists and communicators in their quest to create a scandal have set progress on equality of rights between the sexes in their country back at least 50 years, by questioning whether I was somehow to blame for what supposedly happened considering the fact that my image could be attractive to players.
To be fair, Mrs. Sainz did nothing but contribute to keeping the story alive, by going on seemingly every TV station in the days following. While others may have taken this story and run with it, she certainly didn't seem hesitant to hand the ball off.
Oh, and we won't even get into her column being titled "My September 11 in New York."