Louise Neathway, a woman who says she’s the former mistress of New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, alleges “Cashman told her he intentionally misled federal investigators during the Roger Clemens investigation, knew of clubhouse steroid use by various Yankees players and was ambivalent to the use of performance-enhancement drugs as long as nothing came back to the Yankees organization,” according to Ted Berg of USA TODAY Sports.
The accusation was laid out in a petition filed by attorneys for Neathway, who’s facing 52 criminal charges for stalking, harassment, lying to a grand jury, criminal impersonation and grand larceny, among others.
The 37-year-old British citizen, who also goes by Louise Meanwell, made a pre-trial appearance in New York City Criminal Court on Tuesday. According to documents, she allegedly threatened to shoot her former mother-in-law, in addition to harassing Cashman and his family.
The document from 2012 states “The defendant threatened to tell the press and Mr. Cashman’s family, particularly his wife, that he and the defendant had had a sexual relationship, that she had become pregnant with, and aborted, his child, and that she had suffered a series of serious medical complications from the abortion that had required surgeries.”
The petition filed Tuesday argues that “Alex Rodriguez’s newly hired attorney, Joseph Tacopina, has a conflict of interest in Rodriguez’s case because his partner, Stephen Turano, represents Neathway in New Jersey and was privy to information from Neathway’s relationship with Cashman that could bolster Rodriguez’s case against the Yankees.”
Tacopina said he “never spoken to Turano about her,” and explained that he represented Neathway in New Jersey as an individual lawyer and not as part of their Manhattan-based firm, Tacopina, Siegel & Turano.