A former high-ranking New York Mets executive claims co-owner Jeff Wilpon repeatedly humiliated her and discriminated against her because she was pregnant but not married, ultimately resulting in her firing, according to a bombshell lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court.
Leigh Castergine, the team's ex-vice president for ticket sales, alleges Wilpon made numerous snide remarks about her pregnancy to other team officials, explaining that he was "old-fashioned" and "morally opposed" to her having a baby out of wedlock. Wilpon allegedly "told her that, when she gets a ring, she will make more money and get a bigger bonus," according to the suit.
Castergine further alleges she was fired as a result of her pregnancy, claiming that when she was let go in August, Wilpon said "something changed" in her after she gave birth.
The Mets did not immediately comment to the New York Post, which first reported on the lawsuit.