It’s been quite a journey from ’86 Mets playoff hero to car-wash magnate (above) to self-styled financial guru to alleged scam artist for former MLB vet Lenny Dykstra, however until this point, the description “accused rapist” hasn’t been part of his wiki entry. Alas, the LA Times’ Alejandro Lazo and Robert Faturechi report the ex-crony of Jim Cramer was hit with sexual assault charges by a former housekeeper, with Dykstra escaping arrest after prosecutors declared a lack of sufficient evidence.
According to the rejection memo by Los Angeles County prosecutors, a female housekeeper alleged Dykstra would force her to give him oral sex on Saturdays. However, the 41-year-old woman’s case seemed to flounder because of an apparent lack of evidence that the activity was forced.
The woman told investigators she œneeded the job and the money so she went along with the suspect’s requests rather than lose her job, according to the filing, and œreturned to work in the suspect’s home with knowledge that she obtained from the Internet of a claim of sexual assault by another woman.
According to prosecutors, the woman did not report the alleged assaults until after Dykstra failed to pay her $2,000 he owed her. Investigators found text messages from the woman to Dykstra demanding the money and asking for her job back.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dykstra denied the allegations, saying the woman was trying to extort him to buy drugs.
“If she was assaulted on Saturdays, then I’m a … ballerina dancer on Sundays,” Dykstra said. “This is a maid. That’s not even worth commenting on, are you kidding me?