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Former Major League All-Star Yasiel Puig confidentially settled two complaints accusing him of sexual assault in January 2017, according to a published report.
Puig, 31, has not played in the major leagues since 2019 and spent the 2021 season playing in Mexico after a woman sued him in October 2020 after what she claimed was a meeting non-consensual sexuality in October 2018. However, Puig, according to a Washington post report, also settled, for $ 325,000, two other allegations of sexual assault that arose before the 2017 season.
While one of the women contacted law enforcement after an alleged incident, no charges were filed. Major League Baseball investigators have entered into a nondisclosure agreement with the women, the Post reported, but it is not clear whether the women have spoken to MLB investigators yet.
Puig was investigated but was not sanctioned by MLB after an incident in 2015 at a Miami club where he allegedly pushed his sister.
Puig, who emigrated from Cuba and signed a $ 42 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in June 2012, recently posted on social media a statement from himself and his new agent, Lisette Carnet, citing his assimilation struggles while claiming that the media “pushed some stories on me because he sold more newspapers.”
Puig made his catchy debut in 2013, when he netted 19 home runs in just 104 games and won fans’ hearts with a charging style that earned him the nickname “Wild Horse”. He fell out at times with his teammates and club management over issues such as punctuality and, despite the awareness of veteran players, he became increasingly isolated on the Dodgers.
The Dodgers demoted him to minors in 2016, but he returned to play key roles at their pennant-winning clubs in 2017 and 2018. His agency, Wasserman Group, severed ties with him in February 2018.
It wasn’t until days after his second World Series appearance that Puig allegedly assaulted a woman in a Staples Center bathroom during a Los Angeles Lakers game. Puig quickly switched agencies, being represented by Rachel Luba, who was part of the group representing pitcher Trevor Bauer, who ended the 2021 season on administrative leave after two women accused him of non-consensual sex.
With the MLB lockout starting Dec. 1 and Puig possibly being kicked out of the league, anyway, he recently signed a one year, $ 1 million contract with the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO League of South Korea.