Yasiel Puig Says He Learned How “The World Can Be Very Cruel”!
This past year, the former L.A. Dodgers star has been through a lot after smashing a woman in the Lakers stadium bathroom. Well, Puig has settled the lawsuit by paying off the woman with a settlement.
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CelebnSports247.com reports that Yasiel Puig captions the press release from his attorney, admitting that he’s learned a lot over the past year.
Yasiel Puig clarifies the reason why he settled the case was on a few conditions stating, “I would only settle this case if the settlement included the fact that I maintain that I did not on any occasion inappropriately touch, annoy or assault the claimant, and that was agreed to.”
I learned so much this past year. I learned about how the world can be very cruel and how it can put you in positions you never thought you can be in. I wanted so much to show the world my truth, but the battle was filled with red-tape, and legalities and time- so much time.
I want to let you all know I have settled the civil suit against me that has made some people question my person. My gut instinct was always to have my day in court. I begged the system in every way, but that day would not happen until May 2022 or later. I was given an option by the other side to settle for what experts claim is a nuisance settlement amount of $100k to the claimant and approx $150k in costs/attorneys fees. I would only settle this case if the settlement included the fact that I maintain that I did not on any occasion inappropriately touch, annoy or assault the claimant, and that was agreed to.
The 30-year-old Cuban baller goes on to state why he wanted to “make this settlement public so that everyone can see why I made the choice” to settle.
I wanted to make this settlement public so that everyone can see why I made the choice I made about settling, especially with having my day in court mean that my 2022 season would also be affected. Not to mention the fact I have spent four times that amount in my own legal fees when all added up.
Right now the only thing on my mind is my beloved baseball, and the chance to play the game I was born to play.
Thank you to all those that continued to support me throughout this trying time in my life. Thanks especially to my agent @lisettecarnet, Anthony, my business manager, and to my attorneys Lesowitz and Gebelin, who have all spent the last week of sleepless nights making sure that things worked out.