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Yankees general manager stalked by British Woman

New York City : NY : USA | Feb 03, 2012 at 4:52 PM PST
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Yankees Baseball Daily, Brian Cashman: Part II

The New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, 44, has filed a criminal complaint Thursday, accusing a British woman, Louise Neathway, also known as Louise Meanwell, 36, of stalking and harassment. According to Cashman, he met the woman early 2011, the woman attempted to convince him to pay her $6,000.

Neathway, who has a 14-year-old daughter, is a British citizen living in New York with U.S. residency.

Neathway, faces eight criminal charges stemming from her contact with Cashman. Neathway's lawyers denied the accusations.

Neathway was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday on eight counts of grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, aggravated harassment and stalking.

Cashman alledges that Neathway repeatedly telephoned and sent him text messages, despite Cashman asking her to stop and changing his phone number.

Cashman said, "Neathway demanded he give her $15,000 for an medical procedure, saying otherwise she would go to the media and assert facts that would subject the informant to ridicule and damage his personal relationships and professional reputation."

Prosecutors said, "Cashman deposited $6,000 into two bank accounts held by Neathway in mid-January." The complaint stated, a few days later, she sent an e-mail to Cashman insisting he continue to pay her or risk embarrassment in the press.

Chris Giglio, a spokesman for Cashman, said the Yankee general manager is "very gratified that this matter is in the hands of law enforcement" but would not comment further.

A spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney said,"she could not comment any futher, due the the fact that the case is pending.".

Alan Abramson and Stephen McCarthy, Neathways lawyers, said in a statement, "It is always easy to jump to conclusions when you hear allegations of a salacious nature." "We believe that after a thorough review of the facts we will obtain a favorable result for Ms. Meanwell from the district attorney's office."

McCarthy said in court on Thursday it was a case of "a married man in an inappropriate relationship with a single mother."

Prosecutors said, " this is not the first time Neathway has been accused of harassment. In a separate case, she was charged in New York with harassing another unidentified individual in 2010, but the case was adjourned.

"She was also arrested for trespass in North Carolina in 1998 and convicted of trespass in New Jersey in 2008."

"She is also accused of threatening to hurt an unidentified person known to Cashman and of contacting that person."

The District Attorney's office said, " Neathway is in custody with bail set at $300,000, her next court date was scheduled for February 7."

Source: New York Times

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The New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, 44, has filed a criminal complaint Thursday, accusing a British woman, Louise Neathway, also known as Louise Meanwell, 36, of stalking and harassment.
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