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MLB superstar Yasiel Puig is being sued by a woman accusing him of sexual battery at an NBA game back in 2018, according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

The woman behind the lawsuit is using the pseudonym Jane Roe to protect her identity—but claims Puig assaulted her at Staples Center on Oct 31, 2018.

In the docs, the woman alleged, “she was forced into a bathroom and Yasiel Puig grabbed at her trying to take her clothes off, touched her sexual organs during this struggle, and eventually pinned her with 1 arm and used his other to stroke his own penis, exposing himself, and eventually ejaculating.”

The woman says in her lawsuit, she was “simply heading to use the bathroom”—and did not go to the restroom with the intention of having a sexual encounter with Puig.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2020 at 04:22 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: October 29, 2020 at 06:19 PM (#5986572)
"Superstar" ?
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2020 at 06:41 PM (#5986576)
Don’t believe there was ever any arrest, and I guess we’ll find out eventually whether there was ever any complaint to law enforcement, or arena security. It appears that the lawsuit was filed just ahead of the expiration of the statute of limitations (revised since incident, but not retroactive, if a quick Google is definitive.). We’ll see if the All-CAPS treatment is warranted, but it might be wise to wait a bit before jumping to any conclusions.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: October 29, 2020 at 07:09 PM (#5986582)
It is TMZ. I don't believe they have a lowercase option.
   4. The Duke Posted: October 29, 2020 at 08:14 PM (#5986592)
I guess we aren’t talking about La Russa anymore
   5. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: October 29, 2020 at 08:47 PM (#5986602)
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 29, 2020 at 08:55 PM (#5986604)
Yes, they do apparently have that in common.
   7. The Honorable Ardo Posted: October 29, 2020 at 09:22 PM (#5986610)
at Staples Center on Oct 31, 2018.
Happy Halloween!

The alleged crime would've taken place at this Lakers game.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 29, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5986617)
Happy Halloween!
You know some defense lawyers would argue that the plaintiff can’t prove that it wasn’t someone in a Yasiel Puig costume.
   9. asinwreck Posted: October 30, 2020 at 10:46 AM (#5986654)
Puig not your friend.

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