Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole filed a Complaint against Brett Favre, the New York Jets, and Lisa Ripi with the New York County Clerk’s Office on January 3, 2011. Two out of the three Defendants should be easily recognizable. The third, Lisa Ripi, is the New York Jets’ massage therapist coordinator. Part of her duties included setting players up with massage therapists.
The Plaintiffs were massage therapists who provided massages for New York Jets players. At times, the New York Jets would make direct payments to the Plaintiffs for the services rendered. The Plaintiffs claim that during Summer 2008, Brett Favre sent a text message to another massage therapist asking if she and “Chrissy” wanted to get together, as he was “all alone” at the time. He allegedly followed up with another text saying, “Kinda lonely tonight I guess I have bad intentions.” The Complaint goes on to say that Scavo’s husband called Favre and requested that he quit his behavior and apologize. Thereafter, Scavo and O’Toole were not once asked to give massages to New York Jets players. Read more “Scavo and O’Toole v. Brett Favre, New York Jets, and Lisa Ripi”