Updated: Feb. 2, 4:04 p.m.
According to the Washington Post, in February of 2015, when Phillies manager Gabe Kapler was the Dodgers' director of player development, he did not notify police of an alleged assault of a 17-year-old girl.
The Post reports the girl emailed Kapler and said she was kicked and punched by two women while partying with two Dodgers minor league players in one of their spring training hotel rooms in Glendale, Arizona. One of the players took video on his cell phone of the assault and posted the video on Snapchat, according to the girl.
Kapler received an email about the alleged assault from the girl’s grandmother. The Post reports that he did not notify the police, but instead consulted other Dodgers personnel and tried to arrange a dinner with himself, the girl, and the two players. That proposed dinner never took place.
In an interview with the police a week later, the girl said that one of the players sexually assaulted her.
The Post reports that the alleged victim decided not to cooperate with the investigation, and charges were not filed.
In a written statement, Kapler said he did not know about the sexual assault allegation until this week, when contacted by the Post. He also stated that his actions were in line with club policy and advice offered by Dodgers lawyers and human resources personnel. On Saturday, he released a more thorough statement though his website (see story).
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