ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips admits he had sex three times with 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley. After the relationship ended, Phillips told police Hundley turned "obsessive and delusional," even scaring his wife outside their Wilton, Conn., home.
"Please hurry," Phillips' wife Marni said in a 911 call on Aug. 19. "I have a crazy woman who is involved with my husband and she's come to my house to harm me and my children... She has been threatening me via text and phone calls."
Hundley reportedly hit a stone column with her car before rushing away, but apparently left a letter detailing her relationship with Phillips.
"I'm the woman he's been seeing for a while now and I'm not just some random girl he had sex with in parking lots," the note read. It also described Phillips' birthmark to prove Hundley was "not being fake."
Hundley allegedly went on to describe personal details about the family, including movie nights and vacations -- all information she learned from Phillips' son after allegedly posing as his classmate and chatting with him online, according to police documents.
In a statement to police, Phillips' son said Hundley would regularly insult his mother and ask detailed questions about her marriage with Phillips like "Do they sleep in the same bed?" and "Do they fight a lot?"
According to Phillips' son, Hundley said, "You better hope you're going to end up rich and handsome like your father. If you're lucky, you'll find a baby mama like your dad."
Steve Philips, a former general manager of the New York Mets, has been given an "extended leave of absence" from ESPN, which like this Web site, is owned by The Walt Disney Co.
Phillips said Wednesday in a statement released by ESPN that he requested the leave "to address this with my family and to avoid any unnecessary distractions through the balance of the baseball playoffs."
Phillips' wife reportedly filed for divorce.
"This woman has clearly displayed erratic behavior and delusional tendencies," Phillips said in a statement to police. "She has shown up at our house. She has taken on the identity of at least two people (minors) to violate our son (a minor). I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself."
"The behaviors that have been reported by the police in this case are scary," family therapist Terry Real told "Good Morning America." "Impersonating people, running up on the lawn. You say to yourself, 'If this person is capable of this, what's the next step?'"
Hundley has not been charged with any crime.
Phillips of course isn't the first powerful man to risk it all over a relationship with a younger subordinate.
David Letterman admitted to having sex with staffers and was reportedly seeing his former 24-year-old assistant Stephanie Birkitt. He later apologized to his wife in front of millions.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley's ex-husband Peter Cook had an affair with his then 18-year-old assistant which led to a bitter divorce.
"They think that they are above the rules, that they can get away with things. They're not really looking carefully at the negative consequences," Real said.