PHILADELPHIA — Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose is suing John Dowd, an attorney who helped compile evidence for the baseball commissioner's office that Rose had bet on baseball, citing alleged defamation.
Rose, filing as Peter Rose, filed a complaint on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Dowd, alleging that Dowd made false reports against Rose with the intention of harming his reputation.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages to his reputation and was unable to participate in MLB official events. The plaintiff holds Dowd responsible because the defendant allegedly made several defamatory statements against plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by August J. Ober IV of Law Offices of August J. Ober, IV and Associates, LLC in West Chester.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-03681-PBT