Saints' Galette sued by woman in home disturbance
GRETNA - A woman allegedly beaten by New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette in early January has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the NFL player of subjecting her to false imprisonment, human trafficking, rape and other types of physical and mental abuse. The lawsuit also contains allegations against several other Saints players, but does not name them.
Galette's lawyer said Thursday's lawsuit was filed only after Galette rejected a $2 million "shakedown" and that Galette will be cleared.
Galette was arrested and booked with simple battery on Jan. 5, when police responded to a disturbance at his home and found a woman outside with some facial injuries.
The lawsuit's allegations span two years during which the woman says she lived at Galette's home.
A Saints spokesman says the team has no comment.
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