Daniel Paladini charged with multiple counts of domestic violence

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Former Major League Soccer player Daniel Paladini has been charged with six misdemeanours relating to an alleged three different incidents of domestic violence against his fiancee.

Three of the counts against Paladini are domestic violence with the other three being counts of assault after attacking Sarah Alexander in October of 2014, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

The alleged incidents apparently occurred on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of October. Paladini was suspended indefinitely by Major League Soccer days later despite charges not being filed until December.

The Attacks

According to court records, on October 26th, the 30-year old Paladini allegedly grabbed Alexander by the hair, slammed her face into a door and punched her right eye with a closed fist causing a black eye and large bump on her forehead.

The following day, Paladini allegedly poured a bottle of bleach over Alexander’s head, pushed her against a wall and kicked her twice in the chest/sternum area with his foot while she lay on the floor, leaving her skin burned and a large bruise to her chest/sternum area.

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On October 28, Paladini allegedly grabbed Alexander by her hair and dragged her around.

According to the report, Alexander was hesitant to talk to the police and stated, “I don’t want to get him in trouble.” Alexander didn't even call the police, that was done by a neighbour who is engaged to one of Paladini's former teammates at Columbus Crew.

Paladini has had spells with Columbus, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA in MLS. Columbus declined to extend Paladini's contract at the end of the 2014 and no team picked him up in subsequent re-entry drafts.

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