Ex-girlfriend sues former MLB player Roberto Alomar, alleges AIDS

  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 12, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    From Fox Sports online:

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9206096/Report:-Ex-girlfriend-sues-Alomar,-alleges-AIDS?MSNHPHMA

    "Former MLB star Roberto Alomar had unprotected sex with his ex-girlfriend while he had full blown AIDS, a sensational lawsuit charges.

    In the $15 million action filed in Brooklyn Federal court, Ilya Dall, of Queens, said the ballplayer tested positive for HIV in 2006 and a doctor later told him he had AIDS.

    Dall said she tested negative for the disease — but is claiming punitive damages for emotional distress. She also claims her children were exposed to the virus..."



    Recently, there were posts on RealJock about unprotected sex, HIV scares, and the morality of it all. Now that the same topic will hit the mainstream media, many Americans will talk about HIV and unprotected sex and remember when NBA's iconic basketball player, Magic Johnson, revealed his HIV status and retired from his sport.

    Will this story reinvigorate HIV/AIDS awareness in America and in the GLBT community, or will this story go indifferent and not influence society's sexual behaviors?

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    Feb 12, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    Are you asking us to predict how the straight American public will react? The straight American public will always choose poorly regarding HIV/AIDS, being ignorant fuck-heads. I'm not sure what you expect us to say...

    But if you're watching Fox, which is virulently anti-gay, then this whole story is suspect. Fox will say anything that's anti-gay, slant everything to hurt gays. And you watch them?

    As for the GLBT community, we already know how to behave. We don't need Fox to tell us, with their abstinence-only formula. Whose side are you on, anyway?
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    Feb 12, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said, "Are you asking us to predict how the straight American public will react? The straight American public will always choose poorly regarding HIV/AIDS, being ignorant fuck-heads. I'm not sure what you expect us to say...

    But if you're watching Fox, which is virulently anti-gay, then this whole story is suspect. Fox will say anything that's anti-gay, slant everything to hurt gays. And you watch them?

    As for the GLBT community, we already know how to behave. We don't need Fox to tell us, with their abstinence formula. Whose side are you on, anyway?"


    1. FOX SPORTS ONLINE has nothing to do with Sean Hannity and the like. In fact, it is the sports associate for msn.com!

    2. The story has no bearing on conservative ideology. It's just a simple story. I posed the questions because of previous RJ threads that touched on the subject over the last 2 months. Now that it effects a mainstream chord, will it effect American society as a whole on HIV/Aids Awareness?

    3. You're just plain cranky right now. You know whose side I'm on with politics!

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    Feb 12, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    The story also says, "Also in 2005, Alomar told Dall that when he once was raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico, according to the suit."


    WTF!!!
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    Feb 12, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said...You know whose side I'm on with politics!

    As the Fox watcher you are, indeed I do. Their extreme right-wing ideology permeates most of their organization. Even in sports they insert a conservative message whenever they can.

    But even if they didn't, to endorse any part of Fox is to support the whole. Fox hates gays; what are you doing watching Fox?
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    Feb 12, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAre you asking us to predict how the straight American public will react? The straight American public will always choose poorly regarding HIV/AIDS, being ignorant fuck-heads. I'm not sure what you expect us to say...

    But if you're watching Fox, which is virulently anti-gay, then this whole story is suspect. Fox will say anything that's anti-gay, slant everything to hurt gays. And you watch them?

    As for the GLBT community, we already know how to behave. We don't need Fox to tell us, with their abstinence-only formula. Whose side are you on, anyway?


    We know how to behave. Funny I remember dating a guy, Don (I've talked about this before) I flat out asked him, if he was HIV + or HIV -. He assured me he was HIV- , and promoted unprotected sex too. I can truly say: I've had some-one deliberately try to infect me!

    I was latter to find out he, had AIDS at that time.

    Do we know how to act. from what I've experience since the 80s, I'm not so sure about the, pulse the infection rate of HIV, in Australia is on the rise, in the gay community.

    I hope she gets millions.
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    Feb 12, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    Vespa, the story was not written by Fox only reported on a Fox website. What is your problem?

    Anyway, if the woman is so concerned about HIV she should have used protection. And how exactly did he put her children at risk? The story is pretty vague.
  • dfrourke

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    Feb 12, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    If he did so knowingly and didn't disclose, I believe that to be very unfortunate and irresponsible...

    I am wondering HOW [as she claims] her children were exposed to the virus...did he bleed on them? Have sex with them?

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    Feb 12, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Just to clear any Fox reference (fuck it, I watch Simpsons...):

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/11/alomar.aids.lawsuit/index.html
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    Feb 12, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    Well, I'm sure this will inspire the the usual types with torches and pitch forks. I am also hopeful that maybe this will also bring about a new era of much needed HIV/AIDS education and awareness.

    -robby
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    Feb 12, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    One of the reasons I mentioned Magic Johnson is because his HIV revelation was a significant event for the GLBT community. It was at that moment, along with Ryan White (the boy who got HIV from a blood transfusion), that stopped equating HIV and AIDS as a gay disease. From that point, with MTV at the spearhead, there was a massive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign that helped to stop the exponential increases of new infections in America.

    Now with the advancement of effective medications (in the affordable world at least), people have become complacent with safe(r) sex practices, especially in heterosexual relationships, as evident in the increases of new infection rates, most notably amongst African American heterosexual women.

    My question is, will this lawsuit reinvigorate HIV/AIDS awareness in America? Is this the "lightning rod" that gets people to stop taking their health for granted, at least for a decade?


    My opinion considers how the media treats the case. Since the '90s, we have become over-exposed to 24-hour coverage of news on cable television, that real news gets drowned out by sensationalistic stories. Will the Alomar case become too sensational like the OJ Simpson case did (I think so) or will it cause some media outlets (MTV? myspace?) to use the event to bring HIV/AIDS awareness to the forefront of society's conscience? What about HIV/AIDS prevention advocacy groups? Are they prepared to reign in on society's focus and use it to reinforce HIV/AIDS prevention?

    What about celebrities? There was a time when all celebrities wore red ribbons on their lapels and dresses much the same as politicians wear American flag pins on their attire.

    Could and should we use the Alomar case as a launchpad for increased awareness?

    The bottom line is that we're at a crossroads in American society with HIV/AIDS awareness that we cannot pass up a golden opportunity to remind Generation X that HIV/AIDS still exists and kills. It is also an opportunity to take the campaign to Generation e ("e" for electronic) and bring the awareness to myspace, facebook and wherever cyberspace can reach out.
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    Feb 12, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    The mere fact that this case in the media serves as a launch pad to awareness. The question is what we do with it, on a national level.

    The suit it self may very well be settled out of court. Alomar attorneys will have some very hard questions for her to answer.

    The first being why did you stay and continue to have unprotected sex with a man whom you yourself said you that you suspected he HIV positive and you did this for four years!

    He claim is that he refused....unless he forced her than that is spousal rape.
    The merits of her law suit may very well rest with the answer to that very compelling question.

    Then she will have to further explain in what manner were her children exposed. There are a lot of unanswered questions here. Why is she suing him now a year later after they have broken up?

    I believe she also stated that she fears that she may one day in future and maybe even years from now sero-convert from neg to positive. Well all know that's not true unless she allows herself to be exposed again in the future.

    If nothing else this law suit brings back home women especially women of color to take charge of their bodies and demand that a boyfriend wears a condom. PERIOD.

    She dodged a bullet because apparently she is still neg. and STD free.

    Don’t get me wrong I think this guy is a pig well I think anyone who allegedly did what he did is a piglet!
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    Feb 12, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Ducky,

    You bring a good point about the lawsuit creating more questions than answers. I think that as far as awareness campaign is concerned, that's a good thing because the more unanswered questions a case has, the more the public will offer their opinions on the case and automatically they will invite themselves to HIV/AIDS awareness.
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    Feb 13, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    I have a wait and see attitude towards this news story, as I do about the forthcoming book about Alex Rodriguez which is supposedly going to make the claim that he is struggling with his sexuality (translation he likes guys).

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    Feb 13, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    Cool-

    You are soooo right! awareness and prevention through education is KEY!