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MLB: Photographer accuses Twins’ Miguel Sano of assault 

MLB: Photographer accuses Twins’ Miguel Sano of assault 
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) celebrates scoring a run against the Boston Red Sox on May 5. (Hannah Foslien / Getty Images)

A photographer who has covered the Minnesota Twins accused Miguel Sano of assault, posting on Twitter that the All-Star third baseman forcibly attempted to kiss her following an autograph session at a mall in 2015.

Betsy Bissen tweeted that she screamed and resisted Sano until he gave up “after a solid 10 minutes of fighting.” Bissen, who has worked for publications including the popular fan blog Twins Daily, said in her tweet that she long feared that telling her story would cost her access to photograph Twins games.

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Sano said he “unequivocally” denies the allegation. “It never happened. I have the utmost respect for women, especially those working in professional sports, and I deeply sympathize with anyone who has experienced sexual harassment. There is no place for it in our society,” Sano said in a statement issued by his agent, Kyle Thousand.

Major League Baseball has begun an investigation, said MLB spokesman Pat Courtney. The Twins said they learned of the allegation only Thursday.

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