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Venezuelan Omar Vizquel is sued for harassment of a bat bay with autism

Venezuelan Omar Vizquel is sued for harassment of a bat bay with autism

Venezuelan former major leaguers Omar Vizquel is being sued for harassment of a former bat boy, who suffers from autism, while running the Double-A minor league branch of the Chicago White Sox in 2019. Allegations say Vizquel exposed his genitals , among other inappropriate behaviors.

According to The Athletic, the lawsuit document being filed details “aggressive behavior” on at least five occasions. The White Sox were informed of the alleged incident in August 2019, Vizquel was suspended with pay while the team launched an investigation.

The Venezuelan was fired at the end of the season. The victim, whose name is not disclosed, filed the lawsuit in the middle of the week in District Court in Alabama, accusing the White Sox of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, a legal action seeking payments for the damage. received.

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Omar Vizquel has been dragging personal problems after MLB also opened an investigation against him after Blanca García, a person from whom he is divorcing, also made accusations against him about domestic violence. Given this, the MLB office launched an investigation, which is still open.

A few weeks ago, the Toros de Tijuana, a team of the Mexican Baseball League in which Vizquel served as manager, issued a statement in which they announced the departure of the Venezuelan from the post, citing personal reasons.

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