Did Roberto Alomar Knowingly Have Unprotected Sex While HIV+?

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A lawsuit recently filed by former Mets second baseman Roberto Alomar's ex-girlfriend included some shocking allegations. Illya Dall, 31, said she lived with the baseball player for 3 years and was horrified to look-on as his health worsened. As reported by the Daily News, she is now alleging that Alomar has full-blown AIDS, yet insisted on having unprotected sex with her while they were together.

According to the paperwork, the couple's relationship began in 2002. A month after they started dating, Alomar apparently convinced Dall to have unprotected sex and assured her he was disease-free.

But in 2004, Dall noticed cold sores in his mouth and in 2005, he was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia purpura, a disease sometimes related to HIV infection, she claims.

The doctor told him to have an HIV test and he refused. Dall goes on to say that in April of 2005 Alomar began suffering from erectile dysfunction and confided in her that "he was raped by two Mexican men after playing a ballgame in New Mexico or a Southwestern state when he was 17."

When Dall and Alomar moved to to Cleveland a few months later, Alomar supposedly tested positive for H.I.V.. Dall claims that after she learned Alomar had AIDS, she tested negative and ceased having unprotected sex with him. They broke up recently in October of 2008.

Now, Illya Dall is demanding at least $15 million in punitive damages, claiming that Roberto Alomar caused her emotional distress and may have even exposed her children to the virus.

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