12.09.04

Believe It : STD Time With Jose Lima

Posted in Baseball at 11:29 pm by

Sorry I missed this story last week, but I was preoccupied sending death threats to the other former members of Pantera. Man, what were the odds that someone felt the same way as me?

From the Associated Press :

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima could have to pay a woman who claims she contracted genital herpes from him as much as $950,000, the woman’s attorney said Thursday.

A civil jury this week awarded Michelle E. Rudolph $475,000 for assault and $475,000 for negligence by Lima, attorney Chad Dunn said.

It will be up to state District Judge Tony Lindsay to determine whether Lima has to pay out $475,000 or $950,000 when a final judgment is issued in the case, he said.

Lima’s attorney, Raphaell Wilkins, plans to appeal. He says there is no evidence to support the verdict.

“No judgment has been entered at this time,” he said. “We are confident that this verdict will be overturned.”

Earlier this year, another jury had awarded the woman $15,000, but gave her no money for pain and suffering. A judge then granted her a retrial.

Dunn claims Rudolph and Lima, a former Houston Astros player, dated for about two years before the baseball player took a trip to the Dominican Republic and returned with the incurable virus.

“They had exchanged ‘I loved you’s’ and had enjoyed each other families and company,” he said. “This was certainly a long-term relationship.”

The woman’s last sexual encounter with Lima was on Feb. 16. She was diagnosed with genital herpes on Feb. 21, her attorney said.

Rudolph left almost two dozen phone messages for Lima that went unreturned before she sought the help of an attorney, Dunn said.

Wilkins said the woman never contacted Lima and went straight to hire a lawyer.

“Naturally, once we found that out, we had him tested and it turned out he was positive for the virus,” he said.

Lima had no idea he was infected, said Wilkins, who claims 90 percent of people with the virus aren’t aware they have been infected.

“It would be deplorable to try and hold him responsible for something he did not know he had,” Wilkins said. “He could have easily contracted it from Ms. Rudolph.”

Wilkins said he thinks the only reason the lawsuit was filed is because Lima “is a target as a celebrity and national sports figure.”

Dunn disputed the claim. He also asserts that most people infected with genital herpes know about it.

In other news, the blog joselimagavemeherpes.com has been taken down.


(CSTB’s legal deparment wishes to state that we have no reason to believe the young lady on the left was infected with anything by the gentleman on the right)

9 Responses to “Believe It : STD Time With Jose Lima”

  1. ben schwartz says:

    As I read this story my mind flashed to Lima’s giving Jim Tracy that big kiss after beating the Cards in the NLCS. Smack! At least Jim’s got network for video to explain it to Mrs. T.

  2. anonymous says:

    Interesting story considering I was his longterm girlfriend for two ears. I actually was with his family so it is funny Randloph says she spent time with family.I never saw her.

  3. anonymous says:

    To anonymous on Jose Lima. You quoted that you were his girlfriend for two ears? should say years? Also, the woman who was his mistress, you also got incorrect, it is Rudolph not Randolph. It seems Jose had LOTS of “girlfriends” all over the country. He is a womanizer and obviously had alot of women fooled. ANY COMMENT? And what state would you be from??

  4. CSTB says:

    Note to all the ladies writing in who have had carnal relations with Mr. Lima. Please feel free to start using your names. And no, you can’t use the bathroom.

  5. birddog says:

    jose lima is nasty. he has a different girls in every city. are these women stupid to think they are the only one. they obviosly don’t care.

  6. Christy says:

    Rolling on the floor laughing my behind off! How many professional guys can any of us think of that don’t have a ton of women? The ones you name……..just haven’t gotten caught yet, told the truth, or haven’t been sued.
    Jose is a good, kind hearted person, with morals! Yes, he is a MAN, bless his heart, lol! All that aside though, Jose tells the girls that he is seeing, if he is seeing anyone else or not. So those comments from the girls, and I quote “GIRLS” are a big peice of the stuff you find under a bulls behind! They are also probably the type of girls you would find kissing a bulls behind, lol, if they saw $$$$$. I say the girl probably gave herpes too him, once she got him totally drunk enough that he would actually give her the time of day, and forget the condom! She saw her way to money……..got him drunk…..and raped him, that’s my opinion.

  7. John Madden says:

    he likes guys anyway

  8. JOse Lima is the best player.so leave him alone stop writting bad things about him,why don’t write about his carreer. hello! he is a human being and i am going to pray for him and his family to get everything fixed, and for you people that had been acting so negative .god bless you and god bless to my josesito.

  9. John says:

    Jose is a dear friend of mine. We played ball together. He is a man’s man. Good guy. ENOUGH SAID!

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