An aspiring actress and mannequin is accusing a Boston TV sports activities anchor of harassment after she turned down his invitation to get drinks — and fought again his “private assaults” on her appears, profession and hometown.
Alyssa Labrie, 22, detailed her encounter with Marc James in an in depth Fb submit on Saturday, saying all of it started when the NESN anchor approached her on the road final July whereas she was working with a photographer in Northampton.
“I found he’s an on-air tv broadcaster for NESN Sports activities Right now and different packages and I figured I might community professionally with him so I gave him my information,” Labrie wrote. “Ultimately he begins texting me asking to satisfy up, get drinks and so forth. I wasn’t snug or on this so I politely tried to say I used to be too busy. He stored sending me pictures and movies of himself appearing very pleased with his ‘excessive up television job’ to which I ended replying within the hopes that he would take a touch.”
However she stated James continued to ship extra requests to satisfy — main her to finally inform him she wasn’t .
“Ultimately I made a decision to only cope with it head on and despatched him a really well mannered and courteous no thanks to which he turned immediately irate and blew up in my face with private assaults on my look, profession decisions, and place of residence,” she wrote.
“I’m very annoyed that probably the most well mannered ‘no’ needed to be met with combative, private assaults on myself and my character as a result of a 32 –yr-previous man’s fragile ego couldn’t deal with the rejection of a younger lady that HE sought out on the streets of Northampton whereas she was working,” Labrie’s Fb submit continued.
Labrie’s submit additionally included screenshots of a number of the alleged messages from their trade — together with texts from James boasting his standing as a “community TV anchor & a nationally syndicated speak present host” and poking enjoyable on the younger lady’s profession path in Northampton.
Labrie acknowledged that she thinks many ladies have acquired “wayyyy worse messages” and comparable harassment from males, however she nonetheless felt obligated to talk out.
“If he’s allowed to be a public face representing a pretty big tv community, then I’ve the proper to point out the world that they’re watching an insecure and really impolite man who receives a well mannered decline and decides to harass a younger lady for exerting her proper to say no. I hope that any lady who comes into contact with him is aware of his degree of…