Who is Brooke Hundley and why is everyone searching for photos of her? Brooke Hundley is the 22-year-old production assistant at ESPN that Steve Phillips, the former New York Mets general manager and current ESPN sports analyst, admitted to having an affair with over the summer. Sex scandals attract those who are interested in the salacious. Some would then say, “So… Beyond the curiosity factor, what has any of that to do with people searching for her photos?” It seems that Brooke Hundley, for reasons as yet unknown, decided to impose herself onto Steve Phillips’ family in an effort to renew a relationship that Phillips called off. Her attempts, to use Steve Phillips’ own words, were “obsessive and delusional.” And that is why Brooke Hundley’s photos are in such demand.
People love crazy.
People are intrigued by the aberrant, the strange, the abnormal, the different. Brooke Hundley’s alleged actions fall outside the norm of regular social interaction and the public’s curiosity is piqued. Throw in the added spice of sex, wealth, celebrity — and the public is presented with a high-profile scandal story. The Steve Phillips’ scandal falls into the ‘woman scorned’ — both Brooke Hundley and his wife, Marni Phillips — category as well. All are elements which might get the average person’s attention. Which leads to…
So what does this alleged crazy woman look like?
Then Brooke Hundley photos naturally become one of the most searched for items on the internet. Putting a face on “obsessive and delusional” becomes the thing to do. Putting a face on a woman who backed into the Phillips’ house delivering a letter describing her sexual encounters with Phillips to Marni Phillips becomes a must. Putting a face on the alleged faux teen classmate of Phillips’ teenage son (in order to glean private information about his parents) via the internet becomes a public imperative.
That is why Brooke Hundley photos are in such high demand.
And they have been ever since the sex scandal broke in the New York Post Tuesday. Police reports and statements from the month of August detail sordid details of Steve Phillips and Brooke Hundley’s relationship. After he broke off the afair, Brooke Hundley allegedly began harassing Marni Phillips with phone calls, texts, and voice messages. But after Hundley delivered the letter describing having sex with Steve Phillips and she was caught by Marni Phillips in the driveway (and in her haste to leave backed into the a stone column of the house), the ESPN analyst told police that he feared for the safety of his children and himself.
Besides, people also want to see photos of the woman that Steve Phillips cheated on his beautiful wife with… for comparison…
Steve Phillips maintains he “only” slept with Brooke Hundley three times.
Marni Phillips has “only” filed for divorce.