Favre is back in football, serving as the offensive coordinator for a Hattiesburg high school. It's nice that he's keeping busy, especially as he isn't yet allowed to forget some of the nasty stuff that popped up during his stint with the Jets. No, not this woman. The other women.
Massage therapists Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole sued Favre and the Jets claiming he had propositioned them, sent them harassing text messages, and the Jets allowed it all to happen, letting the women go when they complained. In April, a judge rejected Favre's request to dismiss the suit, and that was big news: it meant that Favre would be required to testify under oath, something he never had to do during the NFL's investigation of the Jenn Sterger incident.
The case hasn't hit a courtroom yet, but Favre's lawyers are already fighting for their client. After the two women submitted a list of questions they intend to ask, a routine procedural step, Favre's lawyers filed papers trying to get out of answering some of them: specifically, the sexual ones.
Favre's attorneys filed papers this week asking a court to say he doesn't have to answer. They say some of the requests are irrelevant and inappropriate, including a bid to get him to acknowledge that a lewd photo that appeared on a sports gossip* website depicts his own anatomy.
From the brief, filed on Monday in a Manhattan Supreme Court, the Honorable Justice Tingling presiding,
"Plaintiffs seek admissions related to graphic images that have nothing to do with this lawsuit and are simply Plaintiffs' latest attempt to harass and embarrass Defendant Favre. For example, "Exhibit A" of Plaintiff's Notice to Admit annexes two pictures of someon's penis that were evidently copied and pasted from the website Deadspin (www.deadspin.com), and asks Favre to confirm that these are images of his penis... This is plainly an attempt to harass and embarrass Defendant Favre (and frankly, all of the Defendants' counsel). Despite Plaintiffs' efforts, this is simply not an issue in this proceeding."
Scavo's and O'Toole's attorney call the filing a delaying tactic. But even if their notice to admit isn't succesful, this one appears headed to trial sooner or later. Favre's attorneys' memorandum in law is below.
* Ouch, AP.