NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of stalking and shaking down New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he got her phony identification to use in getting an abortion.
Louise Neathway made the claim in court papers she filed Monday. Cashman’s spokesman says the allegations amount to “more fiction” from a woman already facing stalking, perjury and other charges.
Prosecutors say the British-born Neathway deluged Cashman with calls and text messages, demanded money for a medical procedure and threatened to harm his reputation if he didn’t pay. Prosecutors say he paid her $6,000.
Neathway has pleaded not guilty. She says they had a consensual, nine-month affair. She says that she became pregnant with his child last June and decided on an abortion, and that he insisted on providing her a fake ID.