Brett Gardner is simply trying to get ready for the 2020 Major League Baseball season, but before he can completely deal with that, he had to ask a judge to keep an obsessed and basically stalking fan away from him and his family. He also wants her banned from all ballparks.
According to NJ.com, Gardner had his lawyer go to a Bronz civil court to obtain an order of protection against Gina Devasahayam, who says she’s the 36-year-old Yankees outfielder’s “future wife” and that he sends her sexual “signals” from the field.
“At George M. Steinbrenner Field here, security guards have been given her photo with orders not to allow her in the gates or near Gardner, an All-Star in 2015 and Gold Glove winner in 2016 Position players were scheduled to report to camp Monday. Pitchers and catchers reported to camp Wednesday.
The 46-year-old Devasahayam, who says she has a Ph.D. and calls herself a biotech entrepreneur, nearly sneaked into the visitors’ clubhouse at Camden Yards in Baltimore in August to see Gardner before team security booted her from the stadium. And after the Yankees kicked her out of Yankee Stadium when she tried to attend a playoff game in October, she sued the team, Gardner and Major League Baseball.
“I request the Court to grant me access to the Stadium in accordance with MLB fan policy and also in accordance with ‘Significant other’ of MLB player Brett Gardner,” she wrote in the lawsuit. “I am a Yankees fan and also the future wife of Brett Gardner.”
Her strange lawsuit actually state that the Yankees are preventing her from getting close to Gardner. She also alleges that the team has hacked into her Twitter account to steal her intellectual property.
Here’s a breadown of what her lawsuit says:
- In a video of Gardner in the dugout, Gardner “motions with his hip on the stairs as though he is having sexual intercourse with me.”
- She says Gardner makes “a sad face” during home games when she does not attend. She adds that Gardner was once ejected from a game by an umpire who likely received “signals” from her social media that she was angry with the outfielder.
- After “3 years of romancing online,” she said she started attending games “because I see that Brett desires this.”
Just one look at her Twitter account and you’ll see she has an unhealthy obsession with Gardner.
She even commented on a post about her obsession:
Devasahayam also says the league is portraying her as a “deranged rambling woman on the loose” and arguing that she is a “threat to order and safety.”
Devasahayam insists Gardner wants her around, despite him and the team wanting her banned.
“You know, when he plays, he signals,” Devasahayam told NJ Advance Media. “They have their own signals, first of all, for pitch type and all that. … And then there’s another thing called romantically and sexually signaling toward me. That is how our relationship has progressed because he has started sexually signaling toward me.”
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