"Roberto Alomar Has AIDS" Former Girlfriend Alleges

Russell Martin-JenkinsCorrespondent IFebruary 11, 2009

In what could be tragic news, a former girlfriend of Roberto Alomar has alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that he has "full blown" AIDs, as well as a "mass in the chest". Ilya Dalls $15 million lawsuit also alleges that Alomar repeatedly told he had been tested and was healthy despite having shown symptoms since 2004, and that he insisted on having unprotected sex even after he was informed by doctors that he had the disease.

Mr. Alomars lawyer Charles Bach did not directly say that his client did not have the disease but he did say that "We believe this is a totally frivolous lawsuit. These allegations are baseless". Former Major Leaguer Sandy Alomar, father of both Roberto Alomar and Sandy Alomar Jr, had little to say when reached for comment. He did say that  "it was news to him" and he suggested that it was unlikely that such a grave illness could be kept a secret.

According to Ms. Dalls lawsuit, Mr Alomar began showing signs of the illness in 2004 and was eventually diagnosed with thrombocytopenia purpura, a blood disease commonly linked to HIV. She also alleges that repeatedly refused to be tested for AIDs even after doctors requested it.

Ms. Dall, who began dating Alomar in 2002, filed the lawsuit on Jan. 30, 2009 in Queens Supreme Court. It was moved to Brooklyn Federal Court on Feb 10th, 2009.

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