Hollywood’s #MeToo motion has introduced the actions of many well-known and highly effective males to mild, however this was not at all times the case. Jennifer Sterger, a former sports activities journalist and recreation day host, lately shared her ideas on her 2010 allegations towards Brett Favre.
Sterger Accused Favre Of Sending Her Inappropriate Texts And Pictures
In 2010, Deadspin reported that throughout the 2008 soccer season, Favre allegedly despatched Sterger suggestive texts and voicemails asking her to come back to his room, in addition to specific photographs of himself. The 2 met whereas Favre performed for the New York Jets and Sterger served as a sideline reporter for the crew.
Favre admitted that he despatched the voicemails, however he claimed he by no means despatched any footage to Sterger. He was fined $50,000 for refusing to cooperate with the investigation, however aside from that, the quarterback suffered no different penalties.
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The NFL said that their investigation was solely to uncover whether or not or not Favre had violated office conduct coverage and claimed they could find no conclusive evidence proving that he had.
Sterger: ‘Not Only Disgusting. But Disheartening.’
Sterger lately tweeted concerning the scenario after seeing a headline that lined Favre’s newest scandal. Textual content messages have been uncovered that present Favre and former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant used welfare funds to construct a $5 million volleyball middle on the College of Southern Mississippi. Favre’s daughter was a volleyball participant on the faculty when the middle was constructed.
“Days like today are always tough,” Sterger tweeted, referring to the reminiscences introduced up by the wave of headlines concerning the former quarterback. “I want to act like my life isn’t still drastically impacted by another persons treatment of me, but that would be a lie. To think my legacy and everything anyone knows of me.. can be summed down to the title of ‘The Brett Favre Girl,’ is not only disgusting. But disheartening.”
She continued, “And every time sports has a #MeToo moment, I’m always somehow the Go-To expert. But what we haven’t addressed is this weird hero culture we have created around pro athletes that somehow grants them immunity to consequences…”
Sterger Maintains Favre Has By no means Proven Regret For His Actions
Jenn Sterger concluded her tweet thread with a devastating comparability between how a lot she’s needed to do to take care of the scenario and the way little Favre has performed to alter. “I’m sorry ‘2010 me’ was not a good enough victim by societal standards because it was ‘pre #MeToo’ and the world wasn’t ready to face that maybe one of their heroes wasn’t the God they had built him up to be…I believe in redemption when people have: expressed remorse. Have done the work. And have taken that work out into the world to show you they learned something from it. Brett Favre has done none of that. I’m roadkill in his rear view..”
Sterger’s tweets about Favre are a reminder that, although #MeToo is a comparatively new motion, folks have been talking up about sexual harassment for years, struggling extreme penalties for merely being a sufferer. Hopefully, popular culture can pattern towards holding abusive celebrities’ accountable for his or her habits somewhat than giving them extra endorsements—and giving the individuals who have been victimized a voice somewhat than a scarlet letter.