Ted Williams claim to prompt lawsuit

Oct. 3, 2009 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A New York attorney says he will sue an author who claimed the head of the late baseball star Ted Williams was abused at a cryonics facility.

Attorney Vincent Bauer said he will file a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Larry Johnson, who alleges in a new book that two workers at an Arizona cryonics facility hit the famed Boston Red Sox slugger's frozen head with a wrench, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.

The head of Williams, who died in 2002, is being held in so-called neuro-suspension at an Alcor Life Extension facility in Scottsdale.

Johnson alleges in his book, "Frozen: My Journey Into the World of Cryonics, Deception and Death," that two lab workers used a wrench to violently remove Williams' head from a pedestal on an unreported date.

"Little gray chunks of Ted's head flew off, peppering the walls, skittering across the floor and sliding under the machinery," the former Alcor Life chief operating officer alleges.

The Herald said Bauer will file the lawsuit Monday against the author of the tell-all book, due out Tuesday, on behalf of Alcor Life.

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