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3 comments | Thursday, January 28, 2010

The New York Daily News is reporting a very troubling story involving NFL San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Green and New York transgender woman Angelina Mavilia that is already screaming a classic case of transphobia.

Mavilla has filed a 10 million dollar lawsuit against Green claiming he forcibly sodomized her and is also suing the city of New York saying she was abused and humiliated by the police.

From The New York Daily News:

The two met in a Scottsdale, Ariz., casino in early 2009 when Green still played for the Arizona Cardinals, the 38-year-old East Side woman says in papers filed in federal court in Florida, where Green was born and lives.

They went back to his condo, where Green, 27, assaulted her, she charges. He then got "extremely agitated and threatening," according to court documents, and warned: "This never happened. You'd better not tell."

In the local case, Mavilia says she was dehumanized after being arrested for trespassing in a Manhattan housing complex on Oct. 30, 2008.

A female cop twice demanded she take off her bra and panties and then peered at her genitals, according to court papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court.

"It's a girl!" the cop is claimed to have yelled.

At Manhattan Central Booking, a correction officer ordered Mavilia to strip yet again and put her in a cell with a man.

"You're not fooling me; I know you were not born a woman," the officer allegedly mocked. "I can see your plastic surgery."

The thread on this story on the NY Daily News website has already turned particularly nasty and transphobic with many blaming the alleged victim in the case for deceiving Green and referring to Mavilla as "it" and "him". Loldarian.com will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

And cornerback signed as a free agent offseason the past, fought hard during training camp. That, say, and issues in his personal life if the case was filed in Florida can be believed. free agent offseason

January 28, 2010 12:38 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I always say a celebrity should only fool with people who have just as much to lose as they do. Nobody knows what really happened in that room. Force or not force. Either way, it will be a very expensive lesson for Mr. Green, just as many before him have learned the hard way, and many after him will learn the hard way too.

January 28, 2010 7:19 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Will: You're talking like he was the victim, even though you say nobody can know what really happened. If he did rape Ms. Mavilia -- and I'm taking her word for it because I've got no reason to think she'd make it up -- he should be punished. Non-trans people who abuse trans people are almost never punished, and this has to change.

November 26, 2010 7:27 AM


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