Another man alleges abuse by ex-Red Sox employee

AP News
Posted: Oct 02, 2012 3:23 PM
Another man alleges abuse by ex-Red Sox employee

BOSTON (AP) — Another man has come forward to accuse a now-dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing him.

A lawyer for former Kansas City Athletics and Royals clubhouse attendant Gerald Armstrong says Donald Fitzpatrick molested Armstrong in the late 1960s, beginning when Armstrong was 12.

The lawyer said Fitzpatrick abused Armstrong more than 20 times combined when the Red Sox traveled to play in Kansas City in 1967 and 1969. The Associated Press doesn't normally release the names of alleged abuse victims, but Armstrong has allowed his name to be published.

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian is seeking a total of $100 million from the Red Sox for his 20 clients who claim Fitzpatrick abused them.

A team lawyer has called the allegations "abhorrent" and said the club is weighing the claims.