Wife accuses Alomar of HIV exposure

Roberto Alomar and his wife Maria Del Pilar

Roberto Alomar and his wife Maria Del Pilar "Maripily" Rivera Alomar. (QMI file)

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Roberto Alomar's wife is divorcing him after a year of marriage, accusing the former Blue Jay of being HIV-positive.

Maria Del Pilar "Maripily" Rivera Alomar, 33, says Alomar "intentionally, with corrupt intent, concealed from (her) his physical condition" to have unprotected sex with her, according to papers filed in a Florida divorce court, reports the New York Post.

She is the second woman to accuse Alomar of having the disease.

A former girlfriend, Ilya Dall, sued Alomar for $15 million in early 2009, claiming that Alomar had full-blown AIDS, but had encouraged her to keep having unprotected sex with him.

"I was the victim of being a celebrity," Alomar told the Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott in late June 2009. "The case has been dropped."

"Prior to the marriage," the suit says, Alomar told her "he had been tested for sexually transmitted diseases and the tests were negative." But after their wedding in 2009, she "learned from conclusive proof" that he was HIV-positive.

It caused her to "suffer extreme emotional distress, fear and mental anguish."

In the filing, she says she has not contracted the virus to date, but is still worried about her health because of the possibility of a delay in the onset of the virus.

She wouldn't have agreed to "marry him if she had known of his true physical condition," says the lawsuit.

Alomar was one of baseball's best players in the 1990s, making 12 straight All-Star appearances and winning two World Series with the Blue Jays in Toronto. He also played for the San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. He left baseball in 2005.


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