Los Angeles Dodger Yasiel Puig is confronting a Cuban accuser who asserts that Puig and his mother collaborated with the Cuban government to have him thrown in prison. Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot claims that Puig and his mother made a secret deal in which they made false statements triggering his conviction for human trafficking, which landed him in prison.
Daudinot spent 7 years in prison, and asserts that his time there was “torture.” Because of the torture claim, Daudinot claims that a U.S. law that allows victims of torture to file a lawsuit against anyone who was part of the process enabled him to file the $12 million suit.
Puig, in return, said there are two reasons why Daudinot’s suit should be dismissed: There is no hard proof that Puig made an agreement with the Cuban government to have Miguel tortured, and the U.S. law Daudinot is quoting only protects victims of “extreme” or “unusually cruel” mistreatment, and Daudinot’s prison time was not as severe.
The legal suit hasn’t served to distract Puig from his job. In the last month, Puig has hit .354, blasting six homers and knocking in 24 runs. He hit a three-run home run last night to help the Dodgers defeat the Miami Marlins 6-5.