As Carlos Beltran interviewed for the Yankees managerial position on Wednesday, another candidate was trying to distance himself from his brother downplaying sexual harassment on Twitter.
Bret Boone, brother of Bombers’ managerial candidate Aaron Boone, sent an unsolicited direct message to a reporter, which read: “I got sexually harrased twice today. the Starbucks girl smiled at me and the woman at rite aid flirted with me. Im getting a lawyer,unacceptable lol.”
When the reporter, Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Illigencer, who has a verified account, asked why Bret Boone would make those comments, the former Mariners second baseman replied from his verified account: “Because it’s a joke and I have no clue who u are,nor do I care.Just sick of all the liberal bs and everyone all the sudden is offended.sorry that bothered u.go back to whatever you do in your pc world,and once again,I apologize if u were offended…You definitely would not be allowed to play golf in my foursome
“Oops, just happened again, the girl at vons told me to have a good day….lol..are you serious guy”
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One user, “@cmmcmick” tweeted: “If the @Yankees hire @AaronBoone_ESPN I’m done with the team. I know it’s his brother but I bet the share beliefs on this.”
Aaron Boone, currently a baseball analyst at ESPN, then responded from his verified account: “Then you bet wrong”
Another user, “@ericorioles” tweeted “@espn What do you think of @AaronBoone_ESPN comments about sexual harassment? Tasteless, scum I sure hope he doesn’t represent the thoughts and opinions of @espn”
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Aaron Boone then replied: “I didn’t make any comments.”
In his story, Cohen was unsure why Bret Boone made the comments, which he later apologized for in a statement.
“All, there are zero excuses for what I said earlier. None. It was 100% wrong. It was offensive. It was inappropriate. It was not remotely productive to any conversation regarding harassment. I apologize and it will never happen again.”
Several high-profile people have lost their jobs over sexual harassment, most recently NBC’s Matt Lauer.
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