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No sex assault charges against Dykstra

Jan. 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in California said there is not enough evidence to file charges against Lenny Dykstra, whose housekeeper accused him of sexual assault.

Los Angeles County prosecutors said the 41-year-old housekeeper accused former baseball player Dykstra, 47, of forcing her to perform oral sex while she was supposed to be cleaning his home on Saturdays but the case was closed due to a lack of evidence suggesting the woman was forced, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The woman told authorities she "needed the job and the money so she went along with the suspect's requests rather than lose her job."

Prosecutors said the woman reported the alleged incidents after Dykstra failed to make good on a $2,000 debt. Investigators said they found text messages the woman sent Dykstra asking for the money and requesting her job back.

Dykstra told the Times the allegations were false and the woman was attempting to extort money so she could 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?"

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