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MLB Star Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Team Photographer

While the tidal wave of allegations has slowed down somewhat, there remains a pretty steady stream of accusations of sexual misconduct trickling in. The ‘#MeToo’ movement has inspired a number of women to come forward and share their stories, and the end result has been some rather stunning allegations being levelled against a number of men in different industries. We can now add Major League Baseball to the list of industries affected, as a photographer for the Minnesota Twins has come forward to share her claims about one of the team’s biggest stars.

As Fox News shares, Betsy Bissen takes pictures for Twins Daily, and she took to social media to share her story. She wrote, “This is not easy for me to share, but I feel I need to share it. This is my story. #metoo."

Bissen’s story revolves around an interaction between her and Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, and it doesn’t paint the star slugger in a good light.

“Apparently I was too close, and the athlete took that as a signal that I wanted him to grab me and try to take me back thru that door. I pulled back as he held onto my wrist. It hurt, how badly he was grasping at my wrist, but he wouldn’t let go."

"I wasn’t going to give up my fight though. He then leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once,” she wrote. “Every time he did, I said ‘no’ and kept pulling back.

"I was in a squatted position with my wrist throbbing. I screamed, no one came to help me. He finally gave up after a solid ten minutes of fighting to pull me thru that door.”

Bissen makes it clear that Sano didn’t actually rape her, “but he sure did assault me.”

“Every time I have to hear about how great people think Miguel Sano is, I’m reminded of how awful he actually is and how he hurt me,” she added.

Her post immediately gained a ton of traction, and the Minnesota Twins would release a statement noting that the club was aware of the situation.

"Today the Minnesota Twins were made aware of allegations involving Miguel Sano at an offsite appearance during the 2015 season. The Twins, along with Major League Baseball, take these allegations very seriously. Until more information is gathered, the Twins will have no further comment,” the statement read in part.

Former Twins player and current Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Trevor Plouffe was among the many that would reach out to Bissen directly.

“I’m so sorry about this. I understand why you didn’t, but I wish you would have come to me,” he wrote.

Bissen was also reached by the site MLB Trade Rumors, which wanted to know if she intended to cooperate with any investigations that may come to pass from MLB.

“If they do, I will cooperate. I honestly don’t want anything from this other than to feel free from what happened to me,” she replied.

There has been no direct response to the allegations from Sano. It’s unclear if he intends to respond prior to the findings of any internal investigations, and we’ll have to wait and see if the Twins look into things in-house or with the assistance of MLB.

Source: Fox News
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, YouTube, Betsy Bissen/Twitter

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