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$15M Lawsuit claims ex-Met Roberto Alomar had sex knowing he had AIDS

 

BY John Marzulli and Tracy Connor

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:12 AM

amdtop_alomar.jpg Simmon/News Seems like a long time now since Robert Alomar's days with the Mets. He's now making headlines for a surprising lawsuit.

 

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Baseball great Roberto Alomar has full-blown AIDS but insisted on having unprotected sex, his ex-girlfriend charged Tuesday in a bombshell lawsuit.

The shocking claim was leveled by Ilya Dall, 31, who said she lived with the ex-Met for three years and watched in horror as his health worsened.

In papers filed in state and federal court, Dall said Alomar finally got tested in January 2006 while suffering from a cough, fatigue and shingles.

"The test results of him being HIV-positive was given to him and the plaintiff on or about Feb.6, 2006," the $15 million negligence suit says.

Nine days later, the couple went to see a disease specialist who discovered a mass in the retired second baseman's chest, the court papers say.

Alomar's skin had turned purple, he was foaming at the mouth and a spinal tap "showed he had full-blown AIDS," the suit says.

Alomar, 41, who quit baseball over health issues in 2005, could not be reached for comment.

His lawyer, Charles Bach, would not say whether Alomar is HIV-positive. "We believe this is a totally frivolous lawsuit. These allegations are baseless," Bach said. "He's healthy and would like to keep his health status private. We'll do our talking in court."

Alomar's father, Mets bench coach Sandy Alomar, said the claims were news to him. "That's the first time we ever heard of that," he said from Puerto Rico.

He didn't think his son could keep a serious illness secret. "I imagine I would know," he said.

Dall, a mother of two who has run a massage spa in Queens, would not discuss the suit.

"I have no comment," she said outside her lavish home in Whitestone, Queens, after getting out of a black Cadillac Escalade.

She referred inquiries to her lawyer, Anthony Piacentini, who declined to comment.

The suit was filed Jan. 30 in Queens Supreme Court. Alomar had it transferred to Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday.

The court papers outline the couple's relationship, starting in 2002. A month after they began dating, Alomar convinced Dall to have unprotected sex and assured her he was disease-free, the suit alleges.

In 2004, Dall says she noticed cold sores in his mouth. In 2005, after a physical exam ordered by the Tampa Bay Rays, he was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia purpura, a blood disorder sometimes linked to HIV, she claims.

The doctor told him to have an HIV test and he refused, she says, stating he had been tested and was AIDS-free.

In April 2005, Alomar told Dall he was suffering from erectile dysfunction and confided "he was raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico or a Southwestern state when he was 17," the suit says.

It goes on to say that around the same time Alomar developed a persistent cough and was bedridden with extreme fatigue.

He developed thrush, a yeast infection, and was told by a doctor to take an HIV test - but refused, Dall claims.

"I don't have HIV," he told her repeatedly, the suit charges.

A few months later, the couple moved to Cleveland, where Alomar supposedly tested positive. Dall claims that after she learned Alomar had AIDS, she tested negative and no longer had unprotected sex with him.

They broke up last October.

She is demanding at least $15 million in punitive damages, claiming Alomar caused her emotional distress and exposed her children to the virus.

"He jeopardized the health, well-being and life of the plaintiff, which caused her to have a fear of contracting AIDS, often referred to as AIDS phobia," the suit says.

Considered one of baseball's greatest second basemen, Alomar stirred controversy in 1996 by spitting in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck.

The incident prompted fellow ump Al Clark to say, "If I were John, I'd insist that Robbie Alomar take an AIDS test."

HIV has never been transmitted through saliva, however, and last night Hirschbeck said he had no concerns about his safety - or hard feelings from their on-field run-in.

"You're telling me something I'm shocked at," Hirschbeck said. "I wish him nothing but the best."

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He was raped at 17 and it took 24 years to develop AIDS from that--uh, right kooky.gifrolleyes.gif

 

Now, what was it that Hirschbeck called him that resulted in him getting spat on? wink.gif

 

This is about as shocking as learing that Tejada was juicing.

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View PostWait, she's not suing him because he gave her AIDS, which he didn't, but for the emotional distress he caused her?

 

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by that logic every man should be able to sue his wife

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View PostWait, she's not suing him because he gave her AIDS, which he didn't, but for the emotional distress he caused her?

 

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She's suing him becuase there was a chance he had it, his doctor even advised him to get checked. He took a risk of spreading it to her and he didn't even care. She was under emotional distress becuase she knew they're might have been a chance she contracted it from him. Thats her claim and its legit.

 

My problem is why'd she have unprotected sex with him if she knew there may be a chance he had aids? Its just as much her fault as it it his becuase she still had to spread her legs.

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View PostHe was raped at 17 and it took 24 years to develop AIDS from that--uh, right kooky.gifrolleyes.gif

 

Now, what was it that Hirschbeck called him that resulted in him getting spat on? wink.gif

 

This is about as shocking as learing that Tejada was juicing.

 

 

I think Magic has been HIV positive for about 20 years and still doesn't have the big A.

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View PostI think Magic has been HIV positive for about 20 years and still doesn't have the big A.

 

 

Magic has also been taking heavy doses of anti-AIDS medication since he was diagnosed. Without that medication he would have been dead within the first 5 years. Just like every other HIV+ individual who contracted the virus before there was an effective treatment for it. frown.gif

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I believe that viral counts in some infected with HIV are so low, because of good medicine and taking care of themselves, that they actually test negative for HIV.

 

So does he have the HIV or not??

 

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his lawyer released a statement, but it did not deny he had aids/hiv, also did not confirm it either. If he was ill, it could explain his quick decline and exit from the pros at 36. Can a civil court make him take a test?

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