Woman viciously beaten by pro baseball player speaks out after video surfaces


A disturbing and shocking video that surfaced earlier this week appeared to show a professional baseball prospect beating up his girlfriend in the stairwell of a minor league stadium.

Venezuelan outfielder Danry Vasquez — who at the time played for the Houston Astros’ Double-A affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks — was eventually arrested in 2016 on domestic violence charges.

Despite the fact that there was video of the brutal incident shot from a security camera in the stairwell, the case was weakened by the fact that the victim didn’t want to cooperate with prosecutors, District Attorney Mark Gonzalez of Nueces County, Texas, told TMZ Sports.

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Now, the woman in the video, 21-year-old Fabiana Perez, is speaking out about what happened to her — and she says she regrets not cooperating with investigators.

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In a Thursday interview with Univision — conducted in Spanish but translated into English by the U.K. Daily Mail — Perez said she now realizes she should have done more in the aftermath of the incident.

“Now, when I watch the video, I remember things and I say: ‘How could this have happened, why did I not do anything, why did I not react?'” she stated.

“May God forgive him, only he knows what he did,” she added. “If I had the conscience I have now, I would have made another decision.”

And as someone with experience being in an abusive relationship, Perez wanted to pass along some wisdom she’s picked up along the way.

“When there is a lack of mutual respect, things change, things get out of control,” she said. “That’s why you always have to maintain respect, values (and) communication in a relationship.”

Overall, Perez and Vasquez dated for about 6 years, though they broke up several months after the alleged domestic violence incident.

Now, Vasquez is married to another woman, who he proposed to in November.

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“I am currently married, and not with the girl with whom I had the incident,” Vasquez recently told

“I respect, value and love my wife,” he added. “She has supported me in all this and has been an unconditional person in this matter.”

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He also apologized for the violent incident involving his ex.

“I also know that those scenes were strong. As a public figure, I must set an example. Today I apologize and show that this should not be done. I know that stronger comments come and I leave everything in God’s hand,” he said.

It hasn’t been all good news for Vasquez. After being charged with domestic violence, he was released by the Hooks.

Moreover, after video of his actions circulated this week, he was also cut by the Lancaster Barnstormers, a team in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with MLB.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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