Roberto Alomar, widely cited as one of the best secondbasemen ever, is being sued by his ex-girlfirend, Ilya Dall, for having unprotect sex with her while knowing that he is HIV+. Hrm. OK. There's two things that make this story absurd:
1) She knew. The lawsuit even says she knew. Per the lawsuit, Dall was present on (or about) Feb. 6 2006 when he was diagnosed with HIV. Thus, despite knowing, she continued to have sex with him without a condom. Now, there is a possibility that he knew before and this Feb. 6 2006 date was just the date that he was confirmed diagnosed with AIDS. But I can't seem to find any news source that says when the sexual intercourse stopped, though the indication is that they continued with their relationship long after.
2) Dall is turning this into a civil case, not a criminal case. In other words: she's out for the money. New York State, where the suit is occurring, has a law (a weak one, mind you) that states: "Any person who, knowing himself or herself to be infected with an infectious venereal disease, has sexual intercourse with another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Though it's unclear whether HIV counts as a venereal disease (likely it would), I should the process should go like this -- a) Dall files a claim against Alomar, b) state finds him guilty of a misdemeanor, then c) Dall sues for $15 million dollars.
Right? Am I being foolish on that one?
For now, though, I judge this: Dall is a gold-digger and a bad ex-girlfriend. She is seeking the publicity, and she wants the money.
For that, Ilya Dall, you get the finger:
If they let this go through, I can just see the lawsuits develop: "Of course I knew he had HIV, and of course I consented to unprotected sex, but it's still his fault and now he owes me for the hardship."
Uh-huh. Way to be compassionate.