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Johan Santana to Rape Accuser -- Say Your Name

9/7/2010 6:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NY Mets pitcher Johan Santana says if his rape accuser wants to play ball (in court) she needs to reveal her name -- and he wants a judge to throw out the case if she doesn't ... according to new legal documents.

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TMZ has obtained Santana's motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit in which his attorneys claim, "Mr. Santana will be placed at a serious disadvantage, for he will be required to defend himself publicly while the Plaintiff will be allowed to make her accusations behind a cloak of anonymity."

The plaintiff filed as Jane Doe, but according to the motion, Florida law requires someone filing a civil lawsuit to "disclose his or her name in the complaint."

Rape accusers commonly remain anonymous in criminal cases, but not in civil matters.




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Alicia    

she probably wants to keep her name private because it most likely not rape at all. If her goal is to get money out of this for being raped "allegedly", that would make her a prostitute. Think about it.

1471 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

We need to handle rape cases the same way they do inBritain.

1471 days ago
18.

Heat Tickets    

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1438 days ago
19.

allen    

This is all about money and a woman's scorn. She wins in a civil suit, she will get MONEY! The ball players reputation if all but ruined now. He will FOREVER be called a rapist, innocent or otherwise.

This is about money and a woman's scorn, folks.

1396 days ago
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