In the latest round of charge and counter-charge, Prince filed a boatload of documents earlier this week detailing just how naughty things got at MSG with the Rangers City Skaters:
A former New York Rangers cheerleader who sued Madison Square Garden for sexual discrimination has filed hundreds of pages of documents to support her claims and answer the arguments by her former employer that her claims are baseless.Now, this is not a new story, as others have already expressed astonishment at the fact that the Rangers have cheerleaders. I for one am glad to know that I'm not the only one following hockey who didn't know this. One guy who did know was actor Steve Schirripa, who plays Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos. That's him in the photo hanging with two of the Rangers cheerleaders at charity event sponsored by Eric Lindros a couple of years back.
Courtney Prince said in an affidavit dated Wednesday that her MSG bosses asked her to deliver messages to other cheerleaders that included stuffing their bras, losing weight and looking more presentable.
''I tried to do so gently and respectfully, but I felt that I was being used to objectify the skaters and undermine their own sense of professionalism,'' she wrote.
Prince, 29, said MSG failed to properly protect the dozen skating cheerleaders from being touched inappropriately when they went into the crowd at games and required them to be glamorous and to wear padded bras, fake eyelashes and hairpieces.