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Malibu Surfer Files Lawsuit Against Man Who Allegedly Gave Her Herpes

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:20 am

Staff Report

A professional surfer is being sued by a woman who alleges she contracted herpes from him during their relationship.

Mary Bigler filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Allen Sarlo. Her allegations include battery, negligence, emotional distress and misrepresentation. She seeks at least $5 million.

A representative for Sarlo could not be immediately reached.

According to the lawsuit, Sarlo was married with two children when he and Bigler began a relationship shortly after she moved to Malibu, where the surfer already resided. Before the relationship became sexual in nature, Bigler asked Sarlo if he had any sexually transmitted diseases, the suit states.

Sarlo said he was free of any such diseases and that his wife was the only woman he had been with the past 25 years, according to the lawsuit.

Sarlo assured Bigler he had no STDs, the suit states.

Sarlo took Bigler with him to surfing contests around the world, the suit states.

She found out she had herpes in May, according to the suit.

"After engaging in sexual intercourse with Sarlo, Bigler tested positive for an STD, including herpes, the suit states. "It was later learned by Ms. Bigler that during the course of her relationship with Mr. Sarlo that he was engaging in sexual relations with other women, including a young girl he met at a surf shop ... to whom he also transmitted herpes.''

After Bigler told Sarlo he gave her herpes, he "agreed and/or acknowledged that he had done this," the suit states.

Sarlo told the plaintiff last summer that the girl he allegedly infected with the STD sent an email to his wife telling her that she contracted herpes from him, the suit states.

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Jul. 3, 2014, 8:39:10 am

Melody said...

This goes to show how morally broken people are. She KNEW he was married. SHE was married. They had sexual relations "shortly after she moved to Malibu". She is as much to blame as he is. Why isn't she accepting her part in responsibility for this? She had enough time to ask him if he had any STD's then she had enough time to go buy CONDOMS! Lesson to teach her children.

Jul. 3, 2014, 9:03:32 am

Martin Gross said...

This is news? Why are you printing this? Let them fight it out you don't need to report on this. Find a real story. Perhaps a kitten in a tree...

Jul. 4, 2014, 3:04:31 pm

ted said...

This article pre-eupposes that acyclovir doesn't exist. Herpes isn't ebola. If you get, it you take a pill and the outbreaks stop happening.. I don't worry about contacting smallpox either (other than the weaponized kind, thank you Operation Paperclip).

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