Guilty Until Proven Innocent? MLB Announcer Pulled Off Broadcast After Anonymous Woman Comes Forward Claiming Sexual Assault

Says she came forward now because he is well known and in the ‘public eye’

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F.P. Santangelo, the color commentator for the Washington Nationals, was removed from the broadcast booth during their game against the New York Yankees after accusations of sexual misconduct came about in a report from The Athletic.

Santangelo, who is a former player with the Expos, Giants, Dodgers, and Athletics, was hired by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network [MASN] in 2011. Santangelo allegedly made unwanted advances and sexually assaulted a woman several years ago, despite her telling him to stop, according to the report.

The woman, who is not an employee of MASN, the Nationals, or Baltimore Orioles, made the allegations in an Instagram post, and then she spoke to The Athletic under the condition of anonymity. She said that Santangelo sent her “angry text messages” and blocked her on social media.

She added that she isn’t seeking charges or compensation, but she wanted to talk about her alleged experience with the broadcaster, especially since he is a well-known figure in the public eye.

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