Steve Phillips was fired by ESPN on Sunday night, a week after admitting his affair with his 22 year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley. Read more on Phillips below and see what Brooke Hundley wrote on her MySpace below.
Steve Phillips representative announced the former Mets general manager was going into a treatment facility “to address his personal issues.”
Steve Phillips admission of his affair with 22-year-old Brooke Hundley was all over the tabloids, which embarrassed ESPN.
“Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN,” network spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in a statement. “His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was time to part ways.”
According to the police report filed in Connecticut, Brooke Hundley began calling Phillips’ wife, Marni, on Aug. 5 after Steve broke off the affair and sent her a letter graphically describing her affair with Steve, and even detailing his birthmarks.
Marni Phillips called police Aug. 19 when she came home to find Hundley in her driveway. “I knew instinctively that this was the woman Steve was involved with and I was terrified,” she wrote in a statement to police.
Brooke Hundley also contacted Phillips’ 16-year-old son through his Facebook account, pretending to be a teenager.
“This woman has clearly displayed erratic behavior and delusional tendencies,” Steve Phillips said in a statement to police.
Phillips signed a statement to police that he would not press charges.
Marni Phillips filed for divorce Sept. 14, according to court records.
In 1998, Steve Phillips admitted having sex with a Mets employee, who sued him for sexual harassment. That case was settled out of court. Steve Phillips was fired by the Mets in 2003.
As for Brooke Hundley, her MySpace page says she remains “hopeful,” as Steve Phillips was fired by the network Sunday.
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