FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 35 year-old woman is accusing New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana of raping and impregnating her on a golf course in South Fort Myers near his home.
The woman is asking for money from the superstar but her lawyers asked a judge not to name her in court proceedings.
But Santana's lawyers cried foul. They pointed out the investigation into whether the crime happened is over. Santana was never arrested or charged with rape.
The judge told the courtroom it's common for rape victims to remain anonymous in criminal cases, but this is a civil case and the public has the right to know the accuser.