Jenn Sterger Releases Statement, not Pursuing Sexual Harrasment Case

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As NFL writer Peter King reported earlier this week, Jenn Sterger will not likely pursue sexual harassment charges regarding the Brett Favre sexting scandal. Of course, proving that harassment at work could be difficult, as most sexual harassment cases involve situations that revolve around the chain of command in the workplace, and abuses of power. The New York Jets will try to circumvent that claim by saying Sterger is an independent contractor, not a full-time employee. And also that Favre’s position with the company had no direct power over Sterger’s position with the organization.

Of course, harassment can also include repeated unwanted sexual advances, an uncomfortable work environment, inappropriate workplace behavior etc. And there’s plenty of evidence there. But it appears Sterger will not go that route. She’s been extremely silent and stayed of the limelight this week. She even cancelled her public appearance yesterday at the local Chicago bar and grille “The Bull and Bear.” 

And she has declined comment on Deadspin, the Minnesota Vikings QB, sexting etc. until yesterday.

By Paul M. Banks

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