Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Omar Vizquel Newsbeat

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Omar Vizquel sued for alleged sexual harassment by former batboy

 
Omar Vizquel is accused of sexually harassing a former batboy with the Barons. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
A former batboy with the Birmingham Barons is suing former manager Omar Vizquel for alleged sexual harassment, according to Katie Strang and James Fegan of The Athletic.

Content warning: This story contains details of alleged sexual harassment.

The batboy worked for the Barons — a Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox — in 2019. Vizquel was the team’s manager during the 2019 season. In the lawsuit, the batboy alleges Vizquel “repeatedly exposed his erect penis to (him) and forced (him) to wash his back in the shower.” The batboy, who is autistic, believes he was “targeted for sexual harassment because of his disability.”

The complaint claims Vizquel informed the batboy, who is now 25, that Vizquel is interested in men. The batboy reportedly made it clear he did not want to have a sexual relationship with Vizquel. The complaint also claims Vizquel would come up behind the batboy after Vizquel had been in the shower. While having “normal” conversations with the batboy, Vizquel would allegedly flash his erect penis in an attempt to “obtain sexual gratification.”

Vizquel also allegedly once emerged from the shower with an erection and ordered the batboy to wash Vizquel’s back. A batboy with the 2015 Detroit Tigers is alleged to have heard Vizquel make a comment about washing his back when Vizquel was the Tigers’ first base coach, according to the complaint.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2021 at 06:10 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: omar vizquel, sexual harassment

 

 

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogTom Goodwin, former Boston Red Sox coach, says MLB bullied coaches into getting COVID-19 vaccine: ‘There was no choice’
(217 - 10:53pm, Jan 28)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogThe Uniquely Confounding Career of Curt Schilling
(34 - 10:46pm, Jan 28)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

NewsblogDavid Ortiz Lone Inductee Into Hall of Fame
(102 - 10:20pm, Jan 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogDespite an Impressive Managerial Career and Missing Hall of Fame Election by a Single Check Mark, Lou Piniella Faces a Tough Road to be Voted into Cooperstown on a Future Ballot
(12 - 10:14pm, Jan 28)
Last: Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome

Hall of Merit2023 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(151 - 8:07pm, Jan 28)
Last: Chris Cobb

Newsblog2022 Caribbean Series
(5 - 8:06pm, Jan 28)
Last: Jose Has Absurd Goosebump Arms

NewsblogMLB, union stopped blood testing for HGH due to pandemic
(491 - 7:02pm, Jan 28)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogNBA 2021-2022 Season Thread
(2208 - 6:36pm, Jan 28)
Last: nick swisher hygiene

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Domestic Cups, Congested Fixture Lists and Winter Breaks
(276 - 6:09pm, Jan 28)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogGordon Beckham Announces Retirement
(6 - 5:26pm, Jan 28)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogThis War Needs Some Ground Rules
(22 - 3:39pm, Jan 28)
Last: Jack Sommers

NewsblogMLBPA drops age-based free agency proposal as negotiations on new labor deal continue: Source
(27 - 12:36pm, Jan 28)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

Newsblog"I Was Wrong" Why MLB's Minor League Restructure Was Better Than Expected
(1 - 11:36am, Jan 28)
Last: DL from MN

Sox TherapyDavid Ortiz - Postseason Hero, Clutch God, HALL OF FAMER
(8 - 9:32am, Jan 28)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogGene Clines, part of Pirates' 1971 World Series winner and MLB's first all-minority lineup, dies at 75
(5 - 8:52am, Jan 28)
Last: Dennis Eclairskey, closer

Page rendered in 0.6538 seconds
46 querie(s) executed