Now that's what we call a headline!
Keith Clinkscales, a former ESPN senior vice president, has found himself in a sticky situation. He is fighting allegations that he once masturbated on an airplane while sitting next to hot ESPN correspondent Erin Andrews.
To combat the story leaked to a sports blog by an anonymous source, Clinkscales filed a lawsuit against Joan Lynch, a former ESPN employee who he THINKS is the sport blog's source.
The allegations state that Andrews noticed Clinkscales playing a little pocket pool underneath his iPad while sitting next to her on the plane. When they uncomfortably locked eyes, he "panicked and muttered, 'You know, I'm one of your bosses."
Can somebody say…AWKWARD!
Andrews has supposedly verified the story, but did not complain to human resources because she "just wanted it to go away."
Well, that didn't work out as planned.
Clinkscales lawyer, hired just before the scandal hit the web, is calling the masturbatory allegations "ridiculous" and (this is our favorite) said:
“I’m thinking of bringing a defamation suit on behalf of his penis.”
Very professional. LOLz!
Their secret weapon to fend off the rumors is an email Andrews sent Clinkscales after the flight, which read:
“I wanted to touch base with you after our flight to LA. Would love to get on the phone with you, at some point, and talk upcoming projects and ideas.”
According to the lawyer, the email shows “the masturbation claim is a flat-out lie.” We're looking forward to hearing what Ms. Andrews has to say about this!
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