"In my opinion, I never felt I was attacked, nor that [Jets were] being rude...I went to the locker room and started to talk about commentary and sports. Another reporter approached me to say he was sorry these things were happening...and that evidently people were making fun of me...In no moment, did I feel offended."
These remarks don't jive with the firestorm that ensued today over the Jets' allegedly inappropriate behavior. But they don't directly contradict anything Sainz said previously. The Daily News article on her most recent comments had her as tweeting earlier:
"What I can tell you is that in the moment I didn't want to give it any importance and I wasn't paying attention, but ... the other media clearly heard and in a show of solidarity made a complaint, looking to ensure that there's always an environment of respect!!"
Certainly doesn't make it sound like she was fond of the Jets' conduct (and who would be, if they did what they supposedly did?), but she also doesn't come out and say she thought she was harassed. She did, though, say she was embarrassed:
"I die of embarrassment! I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look to anywhere!"
Doesn't sound great, and either way, the damage is done. The Jets' owner apologized to Sainz earlier today, because as the Fox News spot showed, the PR damage from the incident is very real...whether or not Sainz' umbrage was as well.
However: tipster D.J. sent us a video of Sainz speaking to the media. She once again defended her outfit, but sounded like she reiterated that she was indeed "uncomfortable" in the locker room, although she also seemed to say she thought there was nothing "sexual" about what the Jets did. We're not sure what to think at this point. Video below.