The woman accused of stalking and extorting money from Brian Cashman called the Yankees general manager a liar and said she has nothing to hide in her first interview since being jailed at Rikers,
Louise Meanwell, 36, who was arrested last week, did admit to the paper she had done “negative things” in her life, but dismissed Cashman’s public denial that the two had an affair.
“I think that Brian is … trying to deflect the real issues,” she told the News. “But I’m a firm believer that the truth will prevail. He can say whatever he wants as much as he wishes.”
Meanwell, who lives in Tribeca but is a British national, was arraigned on charges last week in Manhattan Criminal Court. She also goes by the name Louise Neathway.
According to a criminal complaint, Meanwell and Cashman met some time ago and she began contacting him in April 2011, and then again sometime in the fall to ask for $15,000 for a medical procedure.
That procedure involved freezing her eggs so she could have a baby at a later time, reports the Daily News. Cashman initially said he would pay for it but balked when she asked him to be the sperm donor, Meanwell’s mother, Carolyn, told the paper.
Carolyn Meanwell told the News a panicked Cashman called her late last month to tell her about the procedure and also to warn her that Louise was “out of control.” Meanwell ended up calling 911 that day to report her daughter needed help, but now she tells the News Cashman manipulated her into making that call to protect his own interests.
Meanwhile, Louise Meanwell told the News she is “holding up” in prison and has been passing time reading.
Cashman’s wife filed divorce papers a day after Meanwell’s arraignment.