Lawsuit Claims Alomar Exposed Girlfriend to HIV

Former Met knew he had virus, insisted upon unprotected sex, lawsuit claims
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 12:20 PM CST
Roberto Alomar of the New York Mets during the spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An ex-girlfriend has filed a shocking lawsuit against Roberto Alomar, claiming the baseball great knew he had AIDS yet insisted on having unprotected sex, the New York Daily News reports. Illya Dall is suing Alomar for $15 million in damages for exposing her and her children to the virus. She claims the former Met refused to be tested for HIV, against the advice of doctors treating his mounting health problems.

The lawsuit details Dall’s relationship with Alomar, beginning in 2002. It alleges that the second baseman developed numerous symptoms indicative of AIDS, but dodged the test until January 2006. Dall’s suit also says that Alomar at one point confided to her that he had been raped by two men after a game in a Southwestern state when he was 17. The couple broke up last October.