Published February 11, 2009
A $15 million lawsuit claims former Major League Baseball star Roberto Alomar had unprotected sex with a former girlfriend while he had AIDS, the New York Post reported.
Ilya Dall, of Queens, alleges in the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court that the 12-time All Star tested positive for HIV in 2006 and was later informed by a doctor that he had full-blown AIDS.
Dall, who says she tested negative for the disease, is claiming punitive damages for emotional distress, the Post reported.
Alomar, 41, who retired from baseball in 2005, began dating Dall in 2002, according to the suit, and began having unprotected sex with her a short time later, the Post reported.
Alomar told Dall in 2005 that he was once raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico, according to the lawsuit.
Dall's suit does not claim Alomar knew he had AIDS when they were having unprotected sex, but he he had reason to think he was infected since doctors repeatedly advised him to get tested, the Post reports.
Charles Bach, Alomar's attorney, did not immediately return a call requesting comment Wednesday. Bach told the New York Daily News that Alomar is "healthy" and would like to keep his health status private.
Attempts to reach Dall were unsuccessful.
Alomar, who played the majority of his 17 seasons with seven teams at second base, is a 10-time Gold Glove winner and is widely considered to be one of the best second basemen in MLB history.