Former star New York Mets player Roberto Alomar is being sued for $15M by an ex-girlfriend who claims he had unprotected sex with her while knowing he had full-blown AIDS. Considered by some to be baseball’s greatest second baseman ever, Alomar retired at the top of his game in 2005 due to health issues.
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.
Alomar’s girlfriend says that he told her he was raped by two Mexican men at the age of 17 after playing in a baseball game in a southwest U.S. state. She stayed with him for almost three years after his 2006 positive HIV test, but says that she longer had unprotected sex with him after that. The couple broke up in October 2008. She is now suing for “emotional distress” and for “exposing her children to the AIDS virus.” Her own HIV status is not disclosed in the suit.
RELATED: In 1996 Alomar spat in the face of an umpire after a disputed call, prompting another umpire to demand that Alomar submit to an HIV test. The spat-upon umpire says today that he is not concerned for his own health and only wishes Alomar well.