Alomar scores legal victory
Former All-Star second baseman Roberto Alomar scored a legal victory Wednesday when an ex-girlfriend withdrew a $15 million civil suit, alleging that he had insisted upon unprotected sex during their relationship despite his having AIDS.
Ilya Dall, 31, who got divorced in 2007 and has two children, filed the bombshell lawsuit last January, claiming that the retired big-leaguer tested HIV-positive in February 2006. Alomar has insisted he's in good health and suggested Dall raised the accusations in a bid to "hurt" him. At the time, he characterized the lawsuit as "filled with lies."
Alomar and Dall, a competitive arm wrestler and spa owner, broke up last October. Dall reportedly lives in a $5 million, Queens, N.Y., home purchased by a trust set up by Alomar.
The settlement was reached as attorneys for Alomar, a 12-time All-Star, and Dall were scheduled to appear Friday for an initial conference in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Dall could not be reached, and her attorney Anthony Piacentini declined comment when reached by ESPN.com.
"The complaint was withdrawn, which means the lawsuit was withdrawn with prejudice," Charles Bach, who represents Alomar, told ESPN.com. "That speaks for itself. It is over."
Alomar, who splits his time between Florida and Puerto Rico, could not be reached for comment.
A career .300 hitter with 10 Gold Gloves, Alomar tops the list of first-time players up for election to the Hall of Fame next year. Alomar spent 17 seasons in the major leagues and was part of two World Series championships with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Fish is an investigative reporter for ESPN.com.