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.