This week, former Los Angeles Dodgers athlete Yasiel Puig has come forward to dispute claims that he sexually assaulted a woman in the Staples Center back in 2018.
Wednesday, Puig published a statement covering allegations made against him by an anonymous girl in an October 2020 civil litigation. However, his attorneys denied that the claims in the litigation at the moment that is the athlete’s initial time openly addressing the instance.
“Let me be clear and set the record straight once and for all: These allegations are false, the evidence proves they are false, and I look forward to all the facts and the truth coming out,” Puig stated.
I released a statement along with my attorneys today. I am encouraging you all to please read. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/agTMeQ3Onz
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) April 13, 2021
“The simple fact is that I had real sex with a girl I met at a Lakers game after she offered me. Later, we talked about moving out, but she explained she didn’t want her fiancé to discover,” he clarified. “We messaged each other later and expected to get together again, but never did. She is now accusing me centered on entirely made-up allegations.”
His anonymous accuser, recognized as Jane Roe in the suit, alleges that in October 2018, she met Puig temporarily in a VIP lounge at a Lakers game then was attacked by him at a Staples Center toilet.