From the Associated Press :

A woman who claims she had an affair with former NBA star and Fox Sports Net sportscaster John Salley filed a lawsuit Friday alleging Salley mentally and physically abused her during the relationship.

The suit, filed in Superior Court, alleges that the co-host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” (above)met Laura Azevedo at Magic Johnson’s “A Midsummer Night’s Magic” charity event in 2002. The two began dating the following December after Salley told Azevedo he was going to divorce his wife, according to court papers.

Azevedo alleges that Salley became increasingly jealous and abusive during their affair, until at one point he “began violently pulling and twisting” her left leg. The suit says that Salley paid for Azevedo to undergo an MRI, which revealed a torn knee ligament that required surgery.