Though Ben Schwartz made brief mention of sexual harassment allegations against former MLB star turned financial fraudster Lenny Dykstra, said charges are detailed further in a recent post from The Fightins‘ in which the pithily dubbed fuckthemets and assorted readers suggest Nails’ predatory practices are somehow more Mets-like than Philistine.
A week ago, The Huffington Post reported a shockingly non-publicized story about Dykstra being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee. The document, originally obtained by The Smoking Gun, says Lenny called œEstate Manager/Personal Assistant Jacqueline Massaro (whom he just hired) to drive 3 hours to his estate in Woodland Hills, CA. He was apparently drunk upon *his* arrival at 1 am, which was an hour after his assistant arrived. From The Gun:
“When he got there, Dykstra, 47, yelled at her to get to work. Since it was nearly 1 AM, Massaro asked, œwhat he could possibly want her to do. Dykstra, who played 12 Major League seasons and won a World Series championship with the New York Mets, then told Massaro to get the œfuck out of my house, it™s not going to work out, just leave. Massaro contends that when she went to her room to pack for the return trip to San Diego, Dykstra came into the room and said, œSo, you have nowhere to go, give me a blow job and you can stay the night.
Massaro claims he then grabbed her breasts and pushed her onto the bed. She screamed, then ran out of the house, presumably sans luggage, and drove back to San Diego. Some really, truly horrible stuff that, if true, that Met-born doucher should pay for.
Is there something inherently Metropolitan about Dykstra’s creepy behavior? Naturally, I’d like to think otherwise, but consider the Amazin’ roster of zipper problems ; Steve Phillips, David Cone, Joe McIllvane, Karim Garcia, Cleon Jones, Leon Lee….and that’s just off the top of my head. At the same time, Lenny’s all-around douchebaggery wasn’t nearly as troubling to our friends in Philadelphia when his physique underwent such magical changes prior to a career season in 1993. Perhaps that was the real Met in Lenny coming out, too.