The 2016 World Sequence MVP made the declare towards Forrest Crain & Co. CEO Byron Yawn in a Could lawsuit, the Journal Star reported Monday. Zobrist claimed his spouse and Yawn had the affair whereas Yawn was their pastor at Neighborhood Bible Church in Nashville. Based on the paper, Yawn served because the couple’s pre- and post-marital counselor and that he and Julianna began speaking extra in 2018 after which had a sexual relationship in 2019.
Yawn’s spouse, Robin, reportedly discovered pre-paid telephones that the 2 have been utilizing to contact one another and she or he alerted the previous MLB participant of the alleged affair, initially believing they have been in an emotional relationship. Julianna Zobrist would later admit to having the sexual relationship in June 2020 by way of their divorce proceedings.
Yawn can be accused of getting Zobrist signal autographs, get tickets for baseball video games, host occasions at his house and ship private messages to newly baptized members of the church, the paper reported. The swimsuit additionally claimed that Yawn obtained $3,500 month-to-month checks from a non-profit Zobrist based for 2 months after he was fired as government director in March 2019.
Ben Zobrist in Could 2019 filed for authorized separation from Julianna, alleging she “has been responsible of inappropriate marital conduct,” in accordance with the Tennessean. He filed for separation in Tennessee, whereas Julianna filed for divorce in Illinois, in accordance with the Chicago-Solar Instances.
Zobrist at the moment took a depart of absence from baseball. He rejoined the Cubs in September 2019 and would later retire on the conclusion of the 2019 season.