Posted April 30, 2013

Report: Torii Hunter’s son seeks $40 million in lawsuit

MLB

The son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is seeking up to $40 million in damages after filing a lawsuit Tuesday against those who accused him of sexual assault last year, reports USA Today.

The lawsuit claims Darius McClinton-Hunter’s future was damaged by false claims of sexual assault. McClinton-Hunter is the only plaintiff in the lawsuit, and there are eight defendants, including three minors and their parents.

McClinton-Hunter’s attorney Larry Friedman, also left open the possibility of legal action against the Prosper (Texas) Police Department, which, Friedman claims, “investigated a crime that didn’t exist for over a year after the accuser recanted her complaint.”

Two girls accused McClinton-Hunter and three other boys from Prosper (Texas) High School of having forcible sex, but the accuser who made the allegations against McClinton-Hunter recanted her statement less than 48 hours later. Earlier this year, a grand jury declined to indict McClinton-Hunter.

McClinton-Hunter, a 17-year old high school senior, was being recruited to play football by schools such as SMU, Texas Tech, Utah, West Virginia, Arkansas, LSU and Oregon, but the lawsuit states that any scholarship offers were retracted as a result of the allegations.


18 comments
Talie
Talie

The issue here is justice, not money,

MoronHunter
MoronHunter

Damn some of you people are complete morons.

HopeHeGetsIt
HopeHeGetsIt like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

I've been accused of a rape I didn't commit.  We didn't even have sex.  It wasn't me saying she wanted it and she saying I forced her.  It messed me up for years.  Add in the little things like I'd no longer give a friend a hug because I wondered if she'd go do the same thing the other one did.  I'd never be alone in an elevator with anyone because I didn't want to be accused there.  So it plays on the mind in a lot of ways.  

It does no good to get mad.  If you get mad at the skank who accused ya, then people will think ya did it.  It's messed up.  So many people are quick to want to cut the guys nuts off if a woman makes an accusation.

I know he won't get the money because you can't get blood out of a turnip.  I hope he gets everything she owns though.  Then after she's paid him everything she can, I hope it actually happens to her.  

bornindetroit
bornindetroit

@HopeHeGetsIt It's the era we live in - culture as a whole is starting to get the whole false accusation game. Sadly, the courts aren't... Hang in there.

drudown
drudown

Penalties? Tell me, how can someone nobody knows of directly have reputational damages of $40mm?

 

(cricket, cricket)

jeb815
jeb815

 @drudown Its not like the families are going to be able to pay it anyway, mine as well go for the max!

akattack
akattack

 @drudown Recruiters at SMU, Texas Tech, Utah, West Virginia, Arkansas, LSU and Oregon evidently knew of him directly. 

drudown
drudown

 @akattack 

You erroneously presuppose their interest in recruiting him is null and void on account of naked and (as yet) unsubstantiated allegations. Wrong. 

 

He hasn't earned a thin dime doing anything so, I repeat, how can someone so situated properly plead damages of $40mm? 

drudown
drudown

 @TA1  @drudown 

He is suing for defamation to his character, correct?

How can somebody that nobody knows have reputational damages of $40mm?

TA1
TA1 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@drudown What does success have to do with this case? Joe Doe, the carpenter would have a case if he was accused of a baseless sex crime, regardless of how many new contracts he had. So no school pulled back its scholarship off to him? Maybe you need some sober time. Regardless of all your brilliance in judicial matters, your reading composition needs some work.

drudown
drudown

 @TA1  @drudown 

That's a joke. First, you erroneously assume the purported "slander" precludes any such success at professional sports. Where is the support for such a ridiculous proposition? He isn't limited in any way, nor can anyone assume the underlying allegations are 100% false. Truth is an defense to slander- so how do I know the claims for HIS damages aren't 100% baseless? 

 

Second, as for your feeble "evidently someone withdrew their interests", that is not evidence of jack &*%$. Talk about self-serving hearsay. Gee, someone had a "$40,000,000 endorsement deal and, well, pulled their offer for a kid that has never played a pro sport". Sure, pal.

 

The "judge won't give him that much"? As if you don't know it is going to a jury. Trying to dumb it down makes it sound worse.

TA1
TA1 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@drudown It seems you are erroneously presupposing that that he could never be a star and collect some big contracts. Evidently someone withdrew their interest. Being accused of a sex crime has to be the most shameful crime nowadays. If a teacher is arrested, they can no longer teach, ever, regardless of guilt. $40M is a start and we all know the judge won't give him that much.

Mel
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Don't blame the dude for being pissed. This false allegation mess needs to have penalties.

kgolay6969
kgolay6969 like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @Mel  you hit it perfect dude! i hope he gets the skanks and the crooked cops who ruined his life

MichaelWallis1
MichaelWallis1

 @Mel I agree with you but  I don't know how much he would be able to claim in the lawsuit.

RobertM
RobertM like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

 @MichaelWallis1  @Mel It doesn't matter. These claimants making false accusations that severely have a negative impact on peoples lives need to suffer repercussions of some sort. Siung them in civil court will send a message and the larger the amount the better the point will be made. Good for him for not letting it go by the wayside.