Former batboy sues Omar Vizquel alleging sexual harassment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former minor league batboy has filed a lawsuit accusing longtime main league shortstop Omar Vizquel of sexual harassment throughout Vizquel’s tenure as supervisor of the Birmingham Barons, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

The 25-year-old man filed swimsuit in U.S. District Courtroom in Alabama, accusing the 11-time Gold Glove winner of exposing himself a number of occasions and forcing the person to clean his again within the bathe in 2019.

The swimsuit says the person is autistic and accuses the White Sox and Double-A Birmingham Barons of violating the People With Disabilities Act.

In accordance with the lawsuit, the person says 54-year-old Vizquel uncovered himself to him not less than on 5 events whereas carrying a towel “for the aim of acquiring sexual gratification,” the Related Press reported.

The AP reported that the person did wash Vizquel’s again however didn’t return to work after that.

In accordance with the lawsuit, the person’s supervisors and different coaches on the workforce laughed once they had been knowledgeable of the alleged habits in direction of him.

Main League Baseball investigated final yr after allegations made by Vizquel’s spouse accused him of home abuse. He died the allegations, USA Right now reported.

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