Letter Surfaces in Steve Phillips Sex Scandal

Jilted lover wrote diatribe to ESPN analyst's wife
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 10:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The New York Post is all over the story of Steve Phillips' affair with 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley, whom they have poetically dubbed "the tubby temptress." In addition to "translating" her letter to Phillips' wife Marni ("I may be 22, but I'm not stupid" equals "I'm a raging idiot. I'm also totally crazy"; "We text all day when he's at work" equals "I am a total stalker"), the Post offers up the following tidbits:

  • Hundley put an ad in Craigslist for an "urgent job"—calling Marni Phillips to inform her about the affair. Courtney Arp, who answered the ad, says Hundley had prepared a script, but she got through only the first sentence before Marni hung up.
  • Though classmates remembered her as "shy, awkward," Hundley was always interested in getting to the top, once writing in a letter to her dean, "Networking is not sucking up."
  • Phillips began an extended leave of absence from ESPN yesterday, and a source at the network says he is suspected of sleeping with several other employees.