The Smoking Gun, Johan Santana is facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. The baseball star has asked a Florida judge to cloak video depositions, transcripts, and other court filings from public view, claiming that the alleged victim is “determined to try this case in the media.”
In a motion filed last week in Circuit Court, the New York Mets pitcher requested a protective order barring Deanna Williams and her lawyers from the “publication or dissemination” of a variety of material associated with the case.
In her complaint, Williams accused the 32-year-old athlete of sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment in connection with an October 2009 encounter on a Fort Myers golf course. Williams told cops that Santana attacked her despite her saying, "please, no," and "please no, not like this, not here, please no." She added that after Santana finished assaulting her, "Johan told me 'this is crazy' and 'I'm sorry.'"
Santana, who is married with three children, told police who investigated Williams’s allegation that the pair’s sexual activity was consensual. He claimed that she "seemed very excited and forward towards me,” and was “very excited and was 'masturbating' as we engaged in sexual intercourse."