GMA aired part one of their two-part interview with Jenn Sterger today. The only real revelation is that Sterger says she has never even met Brett Favre. Literally, that she has never even been introduced to him.
I’m hoping that part two on Wednesday morning gets a bit deeper into the actual dirt of the incident. That is probably the only way in which this incident starts to go away for Sterger.
I feel bad for Sterger in some capacity. She might have made some mistakes in originally dealing with AJ Daulerio at Deadspin regarding this story. Obviously, Daulerio is loyal to creating intriguing content for Gawker. That is his job. Since Sterger has some writing experience, she should have known exactly what Deadspin was in the business of doing before havign any dialogue with Daulerio. If she didn’t want to get involved in this mess, she should have shot this down from jump street.
That being said, I believe that Sterger is getting a raw deal from a lot of press and fans alike. I don’t see her as a gold digger or a home wrecker. If she is either, she is doing a terrible job at it. Moreover, doing this for the spotlight was completely misguided — so much so that I can’t believe that to be her motive either.
Thus, she is really getting a raw deal here. A rich and famous guy sexual harasses her and instead of taking the money or ruining the families life, she tries to avoid the situation. Yeah, what a terrible women Jenn is. C’mon.
Sterger was just taking another step in the sports media world with her show on Versus. She already had the internet fame, and even some name brand after partnering with SI. She didn’t need scandal to take the next step. This mess never had the potential to help out Jenn’s career. Sterger, being someone that was paid to discuss the shenanigans, surrounding sports, had to know at least that much. At this point, the only thing Sterger is guilty of is being a bit naive.
DTA. Don’t trust AJ.
By the way, how big is this story? GMA really had to tease it Monday, then make it into a two parter? The power of the sports gossip angle can have such legs, that it even still surprises me sometimes.
Lastly, I apologize that ABC News’ embedded video player looks like it’s from 1998.