Jenn Sterger, the woman at the center of the recent Brett Favre scandal, had her life turned upside down when text messages and inappropriate photos that Brett Favre allegedly sent her in 2008 were leaked to the internet in August 2010. In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, Sterger spoke out on how her life was turned upside down.
"I didn’t want anything to do with it in 2008 and I didn’t want anything to do with it in 2010 and I still don’t want anything to do with it now. I have to give this interview now for me, for my family. It has nothing to do with Brett Favre. I just want people to know me and to know I am not a gold digger and I am not a home wrecker."
Sterger and Favre were both employed by The New York Jets in 2008 when the alleged texts and photos took place. Jenn claims that when approached by someone on the staff about Brett contacting her, she made it clear that it was not something she was interested in and that her job was her first priority.
How Favre did get her number still remains unclear and when he began communicating with her, she staved him off and claims that she consistently told him she was busy.
"He was like the guy at the bar that couldn’t get the hint."
Jenn admits that when she confided in people about her contact with the NFL quarterback she was told to leave it alone and not complain if she wanted to keep her job.
One of the people she confided in, a blogger at Deadspin.com
, ended up publishing the photos and voicemails though she claims that she never gave them to the blog and maintains that she hasn’t made a dime off of anything.
"I didn’t want it to get out. I had dealt with it and it was over and the story comes out and it’s like somebody punched you in the stomach. When everyone knows and it’s out there in the public like that there is this perception of you. And I’m none of those things. I never met the man."
Sterger’s exclusive interview with Good Morning America continues tomorrow morning on ABC.