Via the Daily News -
Yankees manager manager Brian Cashman is a “manchild” who conspired to have his former lover committed so the affair would never be revealed, the mistress’ mother claims in a new lawsuit.
Cashman used hardball tactics to force Caroline Meanwell into helping him, his lawyer and her daughter’s own therapist to discredit the lover, Louise Neathway, as mentally unstable, Meanwell charges in a suit filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“The gang’s plan, while shocking and outrageous, seemed to be concocted and executed by the Three Stooges rather than a physician, a law firm and a sports executive,” the suit claims.
Cashman and his attorney, Eric Creizman, gave Meanwell a script to read to a 911 dispatcher so cops would be sent to Neathway’s Tribeca apartment as a precursor to getting Neathway institutionalized, the suit argues.
The suit also claims Cashman and Creizman got Neathway’s therapist to go along with the plan.
Meanwell said she agreed only after Creizman told her Neathway would end up committed, arrested or a suicide.
“The gang’s plan was to intimidate (Meanwell) with a death threat against her only daughter in order to induce (her) cooperation in having Louise institutionalized,” the suit says.
The suit claims that while he was dating Neathway, Cashman told her, “The Yankees control the universe and he controls the Yankees” to emphasize the scope of his power.
Meanwell’s lawyer, Peter Gleason, contends the married Cashman portrayed Neathway as an unhinged liar to avoid being outed as an adulterer.
Cashman’s wife, Mary, filed for divorce soon after Neathway was arrested in February 2011.
“His adulterous behavior turned his whole world upside-down,” the suit chargers. “In the United Kingdom, such behavior of Cashman would fall under the old English term of ‘Manchild.’ ”
Cashman, Creizman and Neathway’s therapist did not returns calls for comment.
Back in 2008, I wrote:
Brian Cashman has value. He understands New York. He can navigate through the Yankees organization. He’s polished. He can take a punch. There’s nothing wrong with having Brian Cashman as the face of the front office – and being the person on point between the owners, the team, the media and the fans.
Boy, was I wrong on that one, or what?