By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Every day there seems to be a new sexual assault allegations. The majority of them have fallen outside of the sports realm; however, on Thursday, it hit the sports world.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó was accused of a woman on Twitter of sexual assault. Betsy Bissen, a photographer, who has worked for several Minnesota media outlets, including Twins Daily, said that Sano sexually assaulted her in 2015 after an autograph session.
Bissen also alleged that a former Twins first base coach also hit on her “often.” She said that Sanó made a comment to her after noticing her at games during the autograph session.
She alleges that after the autograph session, he “grabbed her wrist and pulled her to what she was told would be a trip to the Apple store.” She said the duo would spend 30 minutes at the store, before leaving and “pulling around to a back hallway door.”
As the two were near the exit, she alleges that he grabbed her wrist and “tried to forcefully pull her through it.” She alleges that she resisted and “attempted to evade several attempts by Sano to kiss her.”
He reportedly “gave up 10 minutes before leaving.” She also alleges that the Twins never knew this happened.
Sanó, who is 24-years-old, has been with the Twins since the 2015 season. He made his MLB debut on July 2nd, 2015.
This woman, if it is proven that the allegations are false, could have her career ruined. Right now, we are not siding with Sanó, but just making a statement since it seems like everyone is accusing famous people of sexual assault these days.
Where were the allegations when the alleged incident supposedly happened? There’s a lot of questions to these — even if the victim did not want to bring it out until years later. It’s all because of this #MeToo Movement.