Alomar: Ex's AIDS Suit 'Filled With Lies'
'I'm in good health,' says ex-ballplayer amid $15M lawsuit
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 12, 2009 9:44 AM CST
This April 4, 2008 file photo shows former Toronto Blue Jays player Roberto Alomar gesturing to the crowd as he is honored prior to the Blue Jays' home opener against the Boston Red Sox in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)
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(Newser) – Baseball great Roberto Alomar says an ex’s $15 million lawsuit claiming he knew he had AIDS yet insisted on having unprotected sex is “filled with lies,” the New York Post reports. “I am in very good health,” the ex-Met said. “I am deeply saddened that someone I care for would make such terrible accusations and try to hurt me in this way,” he said in a statement reported by ESPN.

Speaking to a Puerto Rican TV station, Alomar’s current girlfriend called the suit “a vile lie” and said the ex, Ilya Dall, is “trying to destroy him.” “He's never gotten sick with me,” Maripily Rivera said, adding that “we’re not surprised by the allegations.” Meeting with lawyers yesterday in New York, Alomar was “looking thin,” the Post notes.