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Judge orders former Yankees outfielder Chad Curtis ordered to pay $1.8 million in sexual harrassment case

October 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Judge orders former Yankees outfielder Chad Curtis ordered to pay $1.8 million in sexual harrassment case

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A federal judge has ordered Chad Curtis, a former New York Yankees outfielder, to pay $1.8 million to a woman who accused him of inappropriately touching her while he was a volunteer coach at a high school in Michigan.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said that Chad Curtis “shattered” the trust the victim placed in him.

The woman said in court that she lost all of her friends after she accused Curtis.

“I struggle to be social, even among my family, efore the assault, before I came forward, I was very outgoing, very chipper, and I loved … people,” the woman testified.

According to the Grand Rapids Press, Curtis, who represented himself at the trial, appeared via video from Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, where he’s serving a 7 to 15-year sentence for sexual assault.

“I’m truly sorry for my inappropriate actions with (the victim). I apologize to her (and her family),” Curtis said after trying to suggest that no crime had occurred.

Curtis spent 10 seasons in the majors, and played for the Yankees from 1997-1999.

.Three other victims at Lakewood High settled cases against Curtis and reportedly accepted $10,000.

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