Sandy was just made aware of this today as the espn report came out. So I do not blame the Mets on this however Jared has to go. https://t.co/oJ5QG9g1mA— Happy New Year (@thatmetschick) January 19, 2021
So who was the second choice as Mets GM during the GM Search? The off season was going so well and it looked like the Mets had a competent General Manager in the front office under Sandy Alderson. Then this came to light. I wonder how the Mets are going to recover from these texts from Porter. I want to see how Cohen is going to handle twitter comment on this now.
In a statement to ESPN Monday night, Mets president Sandy Alderson said: "I have spoken directly with Jared Porter regarding events that took place in 2016 of which we were made aware tonight for the first time. Jared has acknowledged to me his serious error in judgment, has taken responsibility for his conduct, has expressed remorse and has previously apologized for his actions. The Mets take these matters seriously, expect professional and ethical behavior from all of our employees, and certainly do not condone the conduct described in your story. We will follow up as we review the facts regarding this serious issue."
About two hours after sending the photos, Porter sent more messages, the first five of which read:
"Are you there?"
"Mad at me?"
The woman said she did not know how to respond.
"Being alone in a different country made it tougher," she told ESPN. "I didn't know who to trust and rely on."
She had shown the sexually explicit image to a player from her home country and an interpreter, who helped craft the response she sent to Porter: "This is extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line. Could you please stop sending offensive photos or msg."
Porter responded in a series of messages: "Oh I'm sorry."
"I will stop."
"I really apologize." "Please let me know if you ever need anything work wise."
The next day, he texted again: "I'm sorry." A day later, he shared a photo from Dodger Stadium. It was the last message, the woman said, that Porter sent.
She considered alerting the Cubs but said she was concerned about possible repercussions. That summer, she said, she had developed a serious sleeping problem and was wracked with anxiety about whether she had made the wrong decision in coming to the U.S. Eventually, the woman said, she told her bosses, who referred her to a lawyer and connected her with a Cubs employee from her home country.
You can read more here.
Porter wasn't the first Mets GM to have sexual harassment issues and this one also had an affair with a Production Assistant. Click here to read the story.
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