Report: Torii Hunter's son seeks $40 million in lawsuit

Wednesday May 1st, 2013

The son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is seeking up to $40 million in damages after filing a lawsuit Tuesday against those who accused him of sexual assault last year, reports USA Today.

The lawsuit claims Darius McClinton-Hunter's future was damaged by false claims of sexual assault. McClinton-Hunter is the only plaintiff in the lawsuit, and there are eight defendants, including three minors and their parents.

McClinton-Hunter's attorney Larry Friedman, also left open the possibility of legal action against the Prosper (Texas) Police Department, which, Friedman claims, "investigated a crime that didn't exist for over a year after the accuser recanted her complaint."

Two girls accused McClinton-Hunter and three other boys from Prosper (Texas) High School of having forcible sex, but the accuser who made the allegations against McClinton-Hunter recanted her statement less than 48 hours later. Earlier this year, a grand jury declined to indict McClinton-Hunter.

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