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 and the Acevedo Naysayers: Reunion Tour 2016! 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. JEe (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
Vegas Watch
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogStick to Sports? NEVER! The Intersectionalist Manifesto – HardballTalk
(13 - 3:09am, Feb 08)
Last: Drexl Spivey

NewsblogWANTED: New home for American League baseball team | Tampa Bay Times
(13 - 2:36am, Feb 08)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 1: Donald Trump spends $450,000 on red baseball caps in just three months
(2597 - 2:12am, Feb 08)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogOT: 2016 NFL Playoffs Thread
(2159 - 1:32am, Feb 08)
Last: Shredder

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(222 - 1:13am, Feb 08)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogThe Cespedes gamble: The biggest MLB position-change risks | New York Post
(10 - 12:45am, Feb 08)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogBip Roberts Was The First Bip
(11 - 12:09am, Feb 08)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogJonny Gomes: Sayonara, For Now: Why I’m Playing In Japan
(22 - 11:41pm, Feb 07)
Last: villainx

NewsblogSuddenly Frugal Yankees Playing Long Game With Eye On Bryce Harper
(71 - 11:36pm, Feb 07)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogSchoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes
(47 - 11:27pm, Feb 07)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogPadres say they’re not rebuilding, plan to compete in 2016 | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(8 - 11:11pm, Feb 07)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(66 - 10:58pm, Feb 07)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogChecking the facts ... yup, MLB still has greater parity than the NFL
(42 - 3:46pm, Feb 07)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogSunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(4 - 3:34pm, Feb 07)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogScott Boras, other baseball minds propose anti-tanking measures - Buster Olney Blog- ($Insider$)
(71 - 1:11pm, Feb 07)
Last: Cargo Cultist

Page rendered in 0.2769 seconds
47 querie(s) executed