Betsy Bissen, a contract photographer who shoots for Twins Every day, has alleged that Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano assaulted her following an autograph signing.
“No, he didn’t rape me, however he certain did assault me,” she wrote of the incident at an Apple retailer. “After I stated, ‘No,’ it ought to have been the tip of it. He ought to have revered that and stopped. As an alternative he damage me and stored going.”
Bissen posted a letter on Twitter to stipulate her allegation. She stated that Sano grabbed her wrist and tried to kiss her a number of instances. Her screams went and not using a response. The battle lasted 10 minutes, in accordance with Bissen.
She additionally famous that sexual harassment she endured whereas masking the Twins “began off with the primary base coach hitting on me nearly each recreation I used to be at.”
“Each time I’ve to listen to about how nice folks assume Miguel Sano is, I’m reminded of how terrible he truly is and the way he damage me,” the letter concludes.
Athletes and sports activities figures accused of sexual harassment or assault
Sano, 24, has three years expertise with the Twins. He hit .264 and picked up 24 hour runs final season. He stands 6-foot-Four and weighs 262 kilos.
The Twins launched a press release Thursday afternoon.
“Right this moment the Minnesota Twins had been made conscious of allegations involving Miguel Sano at an offsite look throughout the 2015 season. The Twins, together with Main League Baseball, take these allegations very critically. Till extra info is gathered, the Twins can have no additional remark.”
Bissen said that she was “sore throughout” the following day “from preventing off this athlete that thought he was entitled to benefit from me in opposition to my will.”