Police have arrested a woman accused of extorting Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Louise Neathway allegedly extorted $6,000 from Cashman and failed to get an additional $15,000. Neathway is being charged with grand larceny and aggravated harassment and held on $300,000 bond.
Neathway's lawyers claim she and Cashman had an inappropriate relationship. The accused texted and called Cashman hundreds of times, and threatened to contact members of his family and the media.
Neathway's attorneys have denied the accusations.
Deadspin.com did an interview with Neathway on Wednesday, in which she claimed to have had a 10-month affair with Cashman. In 2009, the Web site posted photos of a different alleged girlfriend of Cashman when he was still married. The New York Times reported that Cashman has been separated from his wife for at least a year.
The high-profile general manager has been mostly silent about the scandal. Cashman told law enforcement that the two met in April. His spokesman said, Mr. Cashman is very gratified that this matter is in the hands of law enforcement.
This is not Neathway's first encounter with the law. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eric Iverson said Neathway was involved in cases in 2008 and 2010 that accused her of stalking and harassment.
The Yankees have decided not to comment on the matter.
Cashman is under contract with New York for the next three years.