In keeping with courtroom filings obtained by ESPN, the swimsuit alleges, “On or round Might 23, 2021 at his residence in Washington County, Oregon along with his baby current, defendant tried to and did in truth trigger dangerous bodily contact with plaintiff, together with by violently grabbing her by the arm, pulling her by the hair in opposition to her will, and pushing her to the ground, inflicting her ache and discomfort.”
The submitting goes on to make claims of assault, battery and negligence, and seeks “honest compensation for noneconomic damages in an quantity decided by the jury to be affordable, and taxable prices.”
In a press release given to reporter Nick Negrini, Polo denied the allegations Alarcon made in an interview on Peruvian tv
“The allegations are with out foundation and are a part of a method from the mom of my youngsters to take 60 p.c of my earnings as a soccer participant within the U.S.,” he stated. “It is vital to reiterate that the tv present didn’t attempt to contact me to, on the very least, corroborate the info by asking me about my model, irreparably affecting my picture and title.”
Alarcon’s lawyer, Michael Fuller, instructed ESPN that their aim is not to break Polo’s profession, however extra to compensate Alarcon for what she had been by way of.
“We’re undoubtedly searching for compensation for our shopper for what he put her by way of,” Fuller stated. “We’re not searching for to destroy [Polo] or cancel him. We want him all one of the best along with his profession.
“However we do intend to carry him accountable for the home violence, and if the prison courts aren’t enthusiastic about doing it, we’ll have to make use of civil courts, and that is why we filed the grievance.”
MLS is presently investigating the Timbers’ dealing with of the incident, which included not reporting what occurred to the league workplace — as is customary.
Reporting incidents to the league workplace usually outcome within the participant being referred to the league’s substance and behavioral well being program.
The Timbers, who aren’t named within the lawsuit, declined to remark.
The submitting of the lawsuit comes three weeks after Polo’s contract was terminated by the Timbers, which adopted the interview on Peruvian tv during which Alarcon’s allegations first got here to mild. Alarcon can also be the mom of Polo’s two youngsters.
Within the interview, Alarcon additionally accused Polo of not offering for her and their youngsters financially.
In a press release following the termination of Polo’s contract, the Timbers stated, “We deeply remorse not suspending Polo instantly, particularly contemplating the troubling new particulars of abuse that surfaced…It was a failure on our half, and one that can by no means occur once more.”