Tags: BBO | Pete Rose | Defamation Lawsuit

Pete Rose Sues Former Baseball Investigator Over Rape Claims

Pete Rose Sues Former Baseball Investigator Over Rape Claims
(Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:47 PM

Former baseball star Pete Rose is suing the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.

Rose said in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during an interview on WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dowd investigated Rose for Major League Baseball in 1989, leading the game's all-time hits leader to be declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame.

The lawsuit states Dowd claimed Rose associate Michael Bertolini said he "ran young girls" to Rose during spring training, which Dowd called "statutory rape every time."

A man answering a phone listed for Dowd in Massachusetts abruptly hung up.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
US
Former baseball star Pete Rose is suing the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.Rose said in a federal lawsuit...
BBO, Pete Rose, Defamation Lawsuit
129
2016-47-06
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:47 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved