ESPN is reporting that Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent sexually inappropriate messages and photo of his penis to a reporter in 2016. Porter was the Director of Professional Scouting to the Chicago Cubs at the time.
The unidentified woman has since left journalism however did recently give this statement to ESPN through an interpreter.
“My number one motivation is I want to prevent this from happening to someone else,” she told ESPN through an interpreter. “Obviously he’s in a much greater position of power. I want to prevent that from happening again. The other thing is I never really got the notion that he was truly sorry.”
She also shared the following about the differences in culture in pertains to such a terrible situation.
“I know in the U.S. there is a women’s empowerment movement. But in [my home country], it’s still far behind,” the woman said. “Women get dragged through the mud if your name is associated with any type of sexual scandal. Women are the ones who get fingers pointed at them. I don’t want to go through the victimization process again. I don’t want other people to blame me.”
Team President Sandy Alderson has told ESPN that he’s spoken to Porter to directly in regards to the events that took place in 2016.
“Jared has acknowledged to me his serious error in judgment, has taken responsibility for his conduct, has expressed remorse and has previously apologized for his actions. The Mets take these matters seriously, expect professional and ethical behavior from all of our employees, and certainly do not condone the conduct described in your story. We will follow up as we review the facts regarding this serious issue.”
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