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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John DiFool2 Posted: August 07, 2021 at 08:19 PM (#6033414)
Will this has enough (umm) legs to derail his Hall campaign?
   2. JJ1986 Posted: August 07, 2021 at 09:02 PM (#6033420)
The 99-01 Indians had quite a double-play combo.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2021 at 09:17 PM (#6033421)
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.
The lawsuit is also against the Birmingham Barons and Chicago White Sox, and includes claims under both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
   4. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 07, 2021 at 11:26 PM (#6033433)
In a controversial decision, the Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 against RMc, internet vagrant, in his attempt to change his Primer handle to "RMc would allegedly flash his erect penis".

"It's inappropriate," said Chief Justice John Roberts. "We got kids reading this, y'know!"

"Really? I thought it was funny," said Clarence Thomas, drinking a Coke.

"I'm glad I'm dead and I don't have to deal with this sh#t," said Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 08, 2021 at 04:13 AM (#6033436)
RMc, you are...a strange cat.
   6. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 08, 2021 at 08:55 AM (#6033438)

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