Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Woman files lawsuit saying she was raped by Reds P Alfredo Simon

A woman who says she was raped by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon in April 2013 filed a civil lawsuit in Washington D.C. Superior Court on Thursday….

The woman testified before a grand jury on May 9, according to Harwood. On May 15, assistant U.S. attorney Sharon Donovan informed the woman’s attorney that a decision had been made and scheduled a meeting for the next day.

There she explained that her office would not be pursuing charges in the case, said Harwood.

“It’s definitely one of those cases you just can’t seem to wrap your mind around it, for me and the advocate,” said Harwood. “While I understand their position, I think I would have made a different decision.

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: April 24, 2014 at 09:09 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: reds

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Russ Posted: April 25, 2014 at 07:03 AM (#4693808)
#baseballrapefactory.org
   2. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: April 25, 2014 at 07:48 AM (#4693813)
If baseball is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:04 AM (#4693815)
Cubs offense felt the same way when they faced Simon a couple series back.
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM (#4693819)
Well, at least he didn't shoot and kill any...

Oh. Never mind.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:15 AM (#4693821)
Speaking of which, an excellent headline from ESPN earlier this year: Alfredo Simon gets shot to start.

I see what you did there, Worldwide Leader.
   6. Renegade JE (((Jason))) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:29 AM (#4693825)
This investigation was always going to be a shot in the dark.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:15 AM (#4693844)
The Mariners are suddenly interested in acquiring Simon.
   8. attaboy Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:18 PM (#4694114)
Add another guy to KLaw's won't-bother-with-his-playing-ability analysis, Law will only blast him for being allowed to play. That is one huge soapbox he has!
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4694152)
The lawsuit was filed under a pseudonym, Jane Doe. The woman is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.


The woman, 28, has since left her job as a social worker for at-risk children in D.C. and returned home to live with her mother. Harwood said the woman was not aware of her options to pursue the case in civil court, where there is a lower preponderance of evidence standard, until she notified her client.


Yeah $15 mil should cover it. It appears that she believes her ship has come in.
   10. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4694168)
"It’s definitely one of those cases you just can’t seem to wrap your mind around it, for me and the advocate," said Harwood. "While I understand their position, I think I would have made a different decision."

This woman is one of the accuser's lawyers? What the hell is this even supposed to mean exactly?

If this is how she plans to argue the case in court, I put the accuser's chance of winning a verdict at very close to zero percent.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sheer Tim Foli
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(601 - 7:56pm, Aug 25)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogMark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck
(12 - 7:47pm, Aug 25)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogU.S. Cellular Field Changing Name To Guaranteed Rate Field
(51 - 7:44pm, Aug 25)
Last: Batman

NewsblogDodgers land Ruiz from Phillies | dodgers.com
(15 - 7:33pm, Aug 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

Gonfalon CubsWhat the FIP?
(3 - 7:33pm, Aug 25)
Last: Andere Richtingen

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-25-16
(12 - 7:31pm, Aug 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogWhy the Baltimore Orioles' outstanding closer should not win the Cy Young | FOX Sports
(10 - 7:30pm, Aug 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRoyals’ Cheslor Cuthbert regularly calls home to check on his chickens
(36 - 7:30pm, Aug 25)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

Newsblog2016 New York City Softball Game
(436 - 7:28pm, Aug 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-25-2016
(9 - 7:17pm, Aug 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOakland A’s trade Marc Rzepczynski to Washington Nationals
(19 - 7:14pm, Aug 25)
Last: Khrushin it bro

NewsblogMarlins acquire Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-way deal
(22 - 7:04pm, Aug 25)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogThree MLB stadiums to host World Baseball Classic games in 2017
(1 - 6:39pm, Aug 25)
Last: RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(1019 - 6:21pm, Aug 25)
Last: STIGGLES is more humble than you would understand

NewsblogSwinging For The Fences: What Tim Tebow’s Baseball Past Says About MLB Hopes | NFL | NESN.com
(28 - 6:11pm, Aug 25)
Last: AROM

Page rendered in 0.1318 seconds
47 querie(s) executed