‘Dude, what are you doing?’ — An ex-boyfriend’s reaction to being accused of sexual assault
Posted by MTV News on Thursday, December 30, 2018 06:21:26In the early 2000s, a man named Chris Wray accused former New York Mets pitcher and current New York Giants general manager Brian Sabean of sexual misconduct, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.
Sabean’s defense team argued that Wray was lying about his sexual encounters with Sabean, according the New York Daily News.
The case was settled out of court, and the two men are still good friends.
Wray, in a statement, said he “deeply regrets” his actions, but said he has learned from his mistakes.
“While I deeply regret the hurt I caused my former teammate and friend, I now know that my actions were not what I thought they were,” he said.
“I was wrong.
I deeply apologize to my former teammates, coaches, teammates and the entire Giants organization for what I’ve done.
I’m grateful that I was wrong.”
Sabean declined to comment to the Daily News on the lawsuit.
The former baseball star’s attorney, Paul Singer, called the allegations “disturbing and disgusting.”
He said Wray will not defend himself against the lawsuit, and Wray’s representatives declined to respond to a request for comment.
“The allegations against Brian Sabine were made against Brian Wray, not him,” Singer said in a prepared statement.
“Wray will make his own decision on whether to file an appropriate defense.
The only thing that matters is his right to defend himself and his reputation.
We will not be participating in any further litigation.”
Sabine, 61, has played for the Giants since 2011.