Yasiel Puig is a 6 feet 3 inches, 204 pound MLB right fielder who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. Yasiel Puig also has a pretty cool nickname which is “The Wild Horse”. This was given to him by a former Dodgers broadcaster by the name of Dan Scully.
Unfortunately, the list of sportsmen accused or sentenced for sexual crimes is getting longer and longer. After the rape cases of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robinho and Terrance Ferguson, and the 15-year sentence inflicted to Dana Stubblefield, here we go with a new one: Yasiel Puig.
A woman is accusing Yasiel Puig for sexual battery from a game on October 31, 2018. The woman is using the alias Jane Roe to protect her identity and is suing Yasiel Puig for the following: sexual battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and false imprisonment. She did not clarify how much she will be suing for but noted that it will be more than $50,000.
The alleged assault happened in the Staples Center during a Lakers vs. Mavericks game. The woman’s attorney Taylor Rayfield stated that the victim did not know Yasiel Puig before the encounter happened. In a statement, the woman added “I was in complete shock because it all happened so fast” and “It was terrifying and humiliating and I don’t want anyone else to have to suffer the same kind of trauma that I’m experiencing.”
Taylor Rayfield has been in contact with Yasiel Puig’s attorney and they are denying the accusations in a lawsuit. The woman claims she was on the way to the bathroom when “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, however, did not state if she went to law enforcement after the alleged assault but is still accusing him of this action. Yasiel Puig will need to make a statement of this alleged accusation or there will be trouble up his alley.