NEW YORK (Reuters) - Star quarterback Brett Favre, who announced his retirement from the National Football League on Sunday, was sued for sexual harassment by two former New York Jets massage therapists, ABC News said on Monday.
ABC said Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole filed suit against Favre, the New York Jets and Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Monday.
The New York Jets and the National Football League had no comment on the matter, ABC said. ABC said requests for comment from Brett Favre’s agent and his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, were not immediately returned.
The suit alleges Favre made unwanted sexual advances to the women and that the team stopped hiring them after they complained.
Writing by Greg McCune, Editing by Peter Bohan
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