UPDATE: New England quarterback Tom Brady has vehemently denied that he was parodying Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s prostitution bust in a promo for the Netflix comedy Living With Yourself.
“That’s not what that was about,” Brady said to ESPN. “I think that was taken out of context, just like you’re taking it out of context and trying to make it a story for yourself, which has a negative connotation to it, which I don’t appreciate. It was meant to be something different than that. The fact it’s a distraction or you’re bringing it up is not something I want to be talking about.”
Brady said he would never dig at his boss and that he had not spoken to Kraft.
“I think everybody knows what our relationship is about. For 20 years, it’s nothing but love and respect,” Brady said. “I’ve been through a lot of tough things with him. I love him dearly. I sympathize with a lot of things that he’s gone through in his life. I empathize with a lot of people that get taken advantage of and get used and understand that’s part of what we’re living in.
“… I think it’s this type of media atmosphere that you create. The blame-and-shame media atmosphere that has kind of percolated for a while. I think there is a lot of things that are said that are taken out of context that you choose to make a
EARLIER: Apparently, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t afraid to bite the hand that feeds him.
In a clip circulating from Paul Rudd’s new Netflix comedy, Living With Yourself, Brady appears to advise a nervous Rudd outside what looks suspiciously like a strip mall massage parlor – the same type of establishment that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted at in Florida last February and accused of soliciting prostitution. His case is still pending.
In the clip, Rudd pulls up to the “Top Happy Spa” in a strip mall. He sits nervously in his vehicle, only to see Brady exit and give a self-satisfied sigh. Rudd is stunned, and when he cranes his neck to look at Brady, the sympathetic quarterback says, “First time?”
“Uh-huh,” says Rudd. “You?”
“Sixth,” Brady says, entering a waiting SUV. Brady has won six Super Bowls.
Apparently, show creator Timothy Greenberg included the scene in his script more than four years ago. Brady was allegedly cast for the scene before Kraft’s bust on prostitution charges. When that incident happened, they were nervous that Brady would pull out of the cameo. They thought wrong.
Watch the clip below: