Tare former employees of the Phoenix Suns, who received messages from Penny Sarver, Robert Sarver’s wife, majority owner of the team, indicate that they consider this communication as an intimidation attempt. Two of the messages come from the Instagram account @pennsar and another was a text message from a number that belongs to Penny Sarver.
While the NBA launched an investigation into Sarver and the Suns following a sports news site ESPN posting of a story based on interviews with more than 70 current and former Suns employees who described their workplace as toxic and hostile during Sarver’s 17-year tenure.
Penny Sarver confirmed that she sent the messages and said she looks forward to the NBA investigation.
Any suggestion that you tried to ‘bully’ someone is as silly as it is incorrect and outrageous. “
She said that “I decided to reach out to some people to try to clear things up and share how disappointed and hurt I am by the lies that are circulating about my husband and the Suns organization.” He added that “I shared the betrayal I felt and I mentioned part of the pain that we are going through as a family. Any suggestion that he tried to ‘bully’ someone is as silly as it is incorrect and outrageous. “
In one of the messages, it reads that “I am Penny Sarver. I know many bridges were burned between you and Robert and you are very bitter. I want to remind you that real lives are at stake here. “ Later, he added that “Please put aside your hatred and understand the damage you are causing by spreading lies“.
I know many bridges were burned between you and Robert and you are very bitter, but remember that real lives are at stake here. “
Employees talk about threats
It indicates that “Is being the center of attention so important to you? If something happens to one of my children, I will hold you and Earl Watson responsible. Think of your son for a second and imagine things have changed. ”Watson is a former Suns head coach who stated that Sarver’s language and behavior promoted a toxic workplace.
With your lies you have destroyed my family and my children “
One of the former employees stated that “I don’t know how to interpret it other than as a threat.”
Another former worker received a message that says: “It saddens me very much that you say such untrue things about my husband. Your interpretation of what happened is so far from the truth. Thanks to that you are crushing the life of my family. “
The message for a third former employee states: “You’re a liar. By trying to destroy my husband with (your) liesYou have destroyed my family and my children. “