12.18.08 9 years ago 11 Comments

Padres outfielder Brian Giles is being sued by his former girlfriend, Cheri Olvera, who’s seeking $10 million in damages for an alleged history of physical and verbal abuse during their seven-year relationship.  Yikes.

Olvera claims that in 2002, Giles beat her while she was pregnant with his baby. Olvera later miscarried. Goldstein said Olvera doesn’t blame Giles for that miscarriage, but he said she does blame Giles for another miscarriage. He said that earlier this year, she became pregnant again with Giles’ baby. According to Goldstein, Olvera lost the baby after Giles allegedly threw her down a hallway.

I’m not a legal expert, but I’d think that abusing your girlfriend on-camera (see video) isn’t the best thing to do.  Some people might also suggest that abusing your girlfriend at all is a bad idea. They probably have a point there.

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