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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
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   1. Russ Posted: April 25, 2014 at 07:03 AM (#4693808)
#baseballrapefactory.org
   2. RMc is a fine piece of cheese 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. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM (#4693819)
Well, at least he didn't shoot and kill any...

Oh. Never mind.
   5. Dan Lee is some pumkins 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. 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. "disrespects the A" 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.

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