A former police officer guarding the Yankee Stadium reported that her boss raped her "almost every game day."

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A former police officer guarding the Yankee Stadium reported that her boss raped her "almost every game day."

The officer says the captain used his power and rank to rape her and threatened to destroy her career if she denounced him.

According to a lawsuit filed with the Bronx Supreme Court, a retired NYPD officer assigned to the custody of Yankee Stadium says her captain raped her "almost every game day" for a year at the stadium.

Gillian Roberts says Capt. The suit says that Jeffrey Brienza, her boss in the 44th Precinct, even changed his schedule to make sure he had more time with her.

When she denied his advances or tried to avoid him, Brienza turned hostile, harnessing his power as his boss to give him undesirable positions and displaying open hostility.

The situation became so dire, says the former police officer, that "she felt she was no longer there to perform the duties of a police officer but to provide sex without consent to the Captain."

Based on demand and online databases, Brienza is now stationed in Precinct 25.

Officer Gillian Roberts worked in Long Island City and Queens for more than 20 years before being transferred to the Yankee Stadium department in March 2020. In her new and most desirable assignment, Brienza "almost immediately" began to show her preferential treatment. And it was "too attentive," says the lawsuit.

Roberts, a black woman, was uncomfortable with the dynamics and felt "trapped" but thought she had no recourse.

"Brienza purposely and premeditatedly manipulated Mrs. Roberts to make her believe that he was there for her, and he tactfully worked to gain her trust," his attorneys say.

Brienza allegedly isolated her from other officers, took complete control of her schedule, and made Roberts her driver, which she said was unusual and unprecedented.

The victim alleges that the first alleged assault took place at the end of a shift in June 2020, when Brienza entered the women's bathroom while Roberts was using it and forced her to have unprotected oral and vaginal sex. After she yelled "No!", Brienza allegedly yelled "Yes!", Placing his hands around her neck and ejaculating inside her, the document says.

After the first round, Brienza "became even more possessive," she alleges and continued to rape her "almost every game day" and "most non-game days when they were on duty at the same time as he was making arrangements. why be alone. "If he spoke, Brienza threatened to ruin his career.

The complaint also claims that Brienza ordered Roberts to stop at specific locations as he was driving home, where he would meet her, get into his vehicle, and orally rape her.

Roberts also says the other elite officers turned on her, calling her the "captain's girl," making her feel like she couldn't count on other police officers to defend her if a dangerous situation arose.

In September 2021, Roberts approached the Office of Internal Affairs about the alleged abuse, which launched an investigation. He then retired early from the force on November 30, 2021, even though he would have liked to stay longer at work.

"Before working at the Detail Stadium, putting on the uniform was the best moment of the Claimant's day, as she was proud that as an officer she was able to help many people," says the complaint, emphasizing that the alleged serial violations caused her severe mental anguish, physically hurt her and destroyed her career.

A spokesman for the city's Legal Department said it would review the complaint when it was delivered.

"The incident is under internal review," said police spokesman Sgt. Edward Riley to The New York Post.