Sports | October 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Yasiel Puig Sued for Sexual Battery Over 2018 Staples Center Incident

Puig allegedly assaulted a woman in the bathroom at a Laker game

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Yasiel Puig of the Cleveland Indians returns to the dugout after fielding during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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MLB star Yasiel Puig has been accused of sexual battery in a new lawsuit connected to an incident at the Staples Center in 2018, TMZ reports.

The suit was filed anonymously by a woman under the Jane Doe pseudonym. She claims that Puig sexually assaulted her at a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct 31, 2018, writing in the suit that “she was forced into a bathroom and Yasiel Puig grabbed at her trying to take her clothes off, touched her sexual organs during this struggle, and eventually pinned her with one arm and used his other to stroke his own penis, exposing himself, and eventually ejaculating.”

The woman also clarifies in the suit that she was “simply heading to use the bathroom” at the time of the alleged assault and was not going into the bathroom with the intent of having a sexual encounter with Puig. According to court documents, she is suing for sexual battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and false imprisonment.

TMZ reports that the exact amount of money the accuser is seeking is unknown, but it’s “more than $50,000.”

Puig has not yet commented publicly about the lawsuit or the alleged assault.