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Yasiel Puig settles sexual assault lawsuit, wants to return to MLB in 2022

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig settled his sexual assault lawsuit Friday. Puig released a statement confirming he paid his accuser and wants to return to MLB in 2022.

Puig was sued for sexual battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and false imprisonment last October. The alleged assault occurred at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2018.

The woman, who went by Jane Doe in the lawsuit, claimed Puig tried to take off the woman’s clothes and touch her sexual organs in the bathroom at a Lakers game. The woman then said she was forcibly pinned by Puig, who exposed himself and reportedly started masturbating.

Puig did not deny having a sexual encounter with the woman, but claimed it was consensual.

Puig said he wanted to take the issue to court, but that a trial would not have happened until at least May 2022 or later. Puig said he did not want that to affect the 2022 MLB season, causing him to settle.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 31, 2021 at 10:51 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: November 01, 2021 at 09:29 AM (#6050479)
The window to play in MLB is too small to fight these things in court. He needed to get back before it was too late. 100k to plaintiff and 150k to her attorneys. That’s a nice legal business, if you can get it.

I assume he will now end up on the Cuban national team in Chicago.
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 01, 2021 at 11:46 AM (#6050507)
Paid off his accuser. What a country!
   3. Walt Davis Posted: November 01, 2021 at 04:12 PM (#6050554)
#2: it was a civil lawsuit. She never filed a police report so no arrest much less charges. We'll see if MLB suspends him.
   4. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 01, 2021 at 06:09 PM (#6050580)
Puig's 9.6 WAR at ages 23-24 was the most ever by a LA Dodger...until it was broken by both Corey Sager (10.5, 2016-17) and Cody Bellinger (12.8, 2018-19). (Duke Snider [11.0, 1949-50] and Pete Reiser [13.5, 1941-42] also had more WAR at those ages as Brooklyn Dodgers.)
   5. Hank Gillette Posted: November 01, 2021 at 08:37 PM (#6050623)
I don’t know what happened, but why would you have a consensual sexual encounter with someone in a bathroom? Presumably, Puig has a nice house paid for with the millions of dollars he has earned from baseball. Why wouldn’t he take his hookup there?
   6. Cooper Nielson Posted: November 01, 2021 at 09:51 PM (#6050634)
I don’t know what happened, but why would you have a consensual sexual encounter with someone in a bathroom? Presumably, Puig has a nice house paid for with the millions of dollars he has earned from baseball. Why wouldn’t he take his hookup there?

L.A. traffic, I guess?

Anyway, not to make light of this story, but I assume Puig had a suite/skybox at the game, with a private bathroom. I don't think this happened at the trough urinal.
   7. The Duke Posted: November 01, 2021 at 11:20 PM (#6050646)
You say tomato I say tomato.



The reported victim said she did not know Puig, but Puig says the woman is the one who approached him.

“JANE ROE initiated communications with PUIG, both electronically and in person. She approached him, she messaged him on Instagram, sent him photos of herself, and sent him her phone number,” Puig’s attorney said in the countersuit.


Prior to filing the countersuit, Puig filed a formal response to the allegations in court. He is seeking for the claims to be dismissed.

Puig claims the woman approached him at the Lakers game after contacting him before.

“Although she now claims she was sexually assaulted, she did not make any such claims on the night in question, never made such claims to him in the months that followed, never contacted Staples Center security on that night or at any time thereafter, and never contacted the police on the night in question or any time thereafter. However, beginning in the summer of 2019, approximately eight months after the sexual encounter, she began demanding money from PUIG,” the counterclaim states.
   8. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 02, 2021 at 07:16 AM (#6050659)
why would you have a consensual sexual encounter with someone in a bathroom?

“I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.” -- H. Hump, 1990.
   9. Rough Carrigan Posted: November 03, 2021 at 01:16 PM (#6051006)
Puig also mentioned that he's a huge Louis CK fan.

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