MARRIED New York Yankees star Brett Gardner is seeking a restraining order against a crazed fan — who refers to herself as the baseball player’s “future wife”.
An attorney for Gardner, 36, filed for an order of protection against Gina Devasahayam after she claimed the Yankees favourite sends her “sexual signals” from the field.
Now in a desperate bid to keep her away from the all-star player and his family, the Yankees are working to ban Ms Devasahayam from all MLB stadiums, according to NJ.com.
What’s even more peculiar is that Ms Devasahayam has never met Gardner — a married father-of-two — but claims in her lawsuit that the star outfielder has showed obvious interest in her.
The deranged fan said she started going to games after “three years of romancing online”.
She also claims to have video evidence of Gardner in the dugout in which he “motions with his hip on the stairs as though he is having sexual intercourse with me” and makes “a sad face” when she doesn’t attend home games.
New York Yankees officials reportedly instructed security guards at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, not to allow the demented fan through the gates as players, including Gardner, report for spring training there this week.
Ms Devasahayam, who says she is the founder of an anti-aging biotechnology company, sued Gardner, the Yankees and the MLB last year after she was kicked out of Yankee Stadium during a playoff game in October.
She wrote in the lawsuit: “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.
“I am a Yankees fan and also the future wife of Brett Gardner.”
I am a Yankees fan and also the future wife of Brett Gardner
Just last October, she attempted to sneak into the visitors clubhouse at Oriole Park in Baltimore to see Gardner before being booted by security in August.
And disturbingly, her Twitter account is chock full of references to Gardner, including one on Valentine’s Day when she wrote: “Happy Valentine’s day mi amor Gardy.”
In December she tweeted: “Congrats Gardy on your renewed deal with @Yankees I look forward to seeing you soon!”
After filing her lawsuit in October she tweeted: “I have never seen you angry at me Gardy.
“I will claim you play the role of my husband, that is my first right, my second right is to allow me inside the Stadium.”
Devasahayam discussed her dispute with the Yankees in an interview with NJ.com, claiming the league is unfairly portraying her as a “deranged rambling woman on the loose” who poses a “threat to order and safety”.
When a reporter reminded her that Gardner is married to Jessica Clendenin, she responded: “That is not of importance.”
The Yankees have sought to dismiss Ms Devasahayam’s lawsuit.
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