View Full Version : Pierce's ex Alomar sued over HIV+ Status

02-11-2009, 10:26 AM
(if the facts as she says he says are true, Mary better make sure she's gotten tested!)

$15M Lawsuit claims ex-Met Roberto Alomar had sex knowing he had AIDS
BY John Marzulli and Tracy Connor

Updated Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 1:06 PM

Seems like a long time now since Robert Alomar's days with the Mets. He's now making headlines for a surprising lawsuit.

Baseball great Roberto Alomar has full-blown AIDS but insisted on having unprotected sex, his ex-girlfriend charged Tuesday in a bombshell lawsuit.

The shocking claim was leveled by Ilya Dall, 31, who said she lived with the ex-Met for three years and watched in horror as his health worsened.

In papers filed in state and federal court, Dall said Alomar finally got tested in January 2006 while suffering from a cough, fatigue and shingles.

"The test results of him being HIV-positive was given to him and the plaintiff on or about Feb.6, 2006," the $15 million negligence suit says.

Nine days later, the couple went to see a disease specialist who discovered a mass in the retired second baseman's chest, the court papers say.

Alomar's skin had turned purple, he was foaming at the mouth and a spinal tap "showed he had full-blown AIDS," the suit says.

Alomar, 41, who quit baseball over health issues in 2005, could not be reached for comment.

His lawyer, Charles Bach, would not say whether Alomar is HIV-positive. "We believe this is a totally frivolous lawsuit. These allegations are baseless," Bach said. "He's healthy and would like to keep his health status private. We'll do our talking in court."

Alomar's father, Mets bench coach Sandy Alomar, said the claims were news to him. "That's the first time we ever heard of that," he said from Puerto Rico.

He didn't think his son could keep a serious illness secret. "I imagine I would know," he said.

Dall, a mother of two who has run a massage spa in Queens, would not discuss the suit.

"I have no comment," she said outside her lavish home in Whitestone, Queens, after getting out of a black Cadillac Escalade.

She referred inquiries to her lawyer, Anthony Piacentini, who declined to comment.

The suit was filed Jan. 30 in Queens Supreme Court. Alomar had it transferred to Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday.

The court papers outline the couple's relationship, starting in 2002. A month after they began dating, Alomar convinced Dall to have unprotected sex and assured her he was disease-free, the suit alleges.

In 2004, Dall says she noticed cold sores in his mouth. In 2005, after a physical exam ordered by the Tampa Bay Rays, he was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia purpura, a blood disorder sometimes linked to HIV, she claims.

The doctor told him to have an HIV test and he refused, she says, stating he had been tested and was AIDS-free.

In April 2005, Alomar told Dall he was suffering from erectile dysfunction and confided "he was raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico or a Southwestern state when he was 17," the suit says.

Rest of story: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/02/10/2009-02-10_15m_lawsuit_claims_exmet_roberto_alomar_.html

02-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Well, that sends chills up my spine.

02-11-2009, 10:34 AM

02-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Mary and he broke up in 2001. Can't remember completely, but there was not a whole lot said when they ended things. Which was odd, because Pierce always gushed about how important he was in her life, how he got her spiritually centered, and was a huge positive influence. Those rosary beads she wore around her neck were a gift from him.

02-11-2009, 10:43 AM

02-11-2009, 11:00 AM
from The Village Voice's coverage of the Alomar lawsuit/HIV issue:

In 1996, after Alomar spat in umpire John Hirschbeck's face while with the Orioles, umpire Al Clark remarked, "If I were John, I'd insist that Robbie Alomar take an AIDS test."

Rumors that Alomar is gay have circulated for years; ball talk listed him among "Baseball's Top 10 Gay Icons" in 2004. "Alomar had a wee mustache in his youth," they wrote, "and later sported full-on beards, most notably tennis star Mary Pierce."


02-11-2009, 11:12 AM
Well, that sends chills up my spine.

Same here.
I really hope Mary's been tested. :freekingout:

02-11-2009, 11:23 AM
I really hope Mary (and Robert) are OK.

Ms. Dall sounds like a piece of work, but of course I hope she wasn't recklessly exposed/infected. No one deserves that.