Report: Padre Says Girlfriend Abused Him

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    A San Diego Padre who was accused of beating his ex-girlfriend files a countersuit, alleging that he was a victim of domestic violence, according to a published report.

    A San Diego Padre who was accused of beating his ex-girlfriend files a countersuit, alleging that he was a victim of domestic violence, according to a published report.

    Padres' outfielder Brian Giles denies allegations made in a civil lawsuit filed by ex-girlfriend Cheri Olvera that he physically abused her. Court documents filed on Dec. 5 accuse Giles of physical abuse and seek $10 million in damages.

    In late December, Giles said, "I categorically deny each and every allegation of the complaint for palimony. This is all about money."

    According to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Giles alleged that Olvera kicked him, pulled his hair, tried to stab him with a high-heel shoe and hit him with her car.

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    Cary Goldstein, who is defending Olvera, told the paper that "Giles is trying to justify what he did to her."

    The paper also reported that Giles is trying to get a diamond engagement ring back that is worth more than $100,000.