A Minnesota photographer is accusing Miguel Sano of sexual assault

According to freelance photographer Betsy Bissen, Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano assaulted her after an autograph signing at a store where she was volunteering.

The Twins, Bissen tweeted, knew nothing of the incident; while she shared the story with close friends and family members, she said, she waited until now to come forward in order "to feel free of this burden I've carried with me since 2015".

"I pulled back as he held onto my wrist", Bissen said. Bissen described a struggle with Sano, who was grasping her wrist, as he "leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once". I wasn't going to give up my fight though. When Bissen pointed at the door, she wrote, "the athlete took that as a signal that I wanted him to grab me and try to take me back through that door".

Bissen added, "When I said no, it should have been the end of it".

"I was in a squatted position with my wrist throbbing".

She says, "I don't even want to think about what he may have done, had he got me through that door". He finally gave up after a solid ten mins (sic) of me fighting to pull me thru (sic) that door'.

The Twins said in a statement that the team takes the allegations "very seriously".

"Every time I have to hear about how great people think Miguel Sano is", she wrote, "I'm reminded of how terrible he actually is and how he hurt me".

Major League Baseball officials "are aware of the allegations and are now in the process of looking into it", a league spokesman said in a statement.

Bissen also shared the story of harassment from a Twins first base coach, whom she does not name - a man she states hit on her almost every game she attended. "There is no place for it in our society". Bissen wrote that when Sano announced he needed to use the bathroom, the situation escalated.

Bissen's Twitter post is below.

Bissen offered a detailed account of the incident appended to a tweet, which is reproduced below.

A female photographer claims Sano physically assaulted her at an Apple store. In her tweet, she said that they spent the next 30 minutes inside the store before it was time to go. "During the signing, he kept trying to flirt with me (I didn't reciprocate)", she wrote.

"I was outside next to the auto waiting for him to come out on the other side of the loading bay dock, so I don't know what happened inside, " Plummer told ESPN.

Sano, 24, is coming off a 2017 season in which he hit.264 with 28 home runs, 77 runs batted in and was named to the American League All-Star team for the first time.

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