Former Purdue basketball center Isaac Haas has been accused of giving a sexually transmitted disease to a woman, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
The Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Ind., reported that Alyssa Chambers’ lawsuit accuses Haas of infecting her with herpes during a “brief sexual encounter” on May 15, 2017. Chambers is seeking $1 million in her lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Tippecanoe Circuit Court in Lafayette.
In the suit, Chambers also contends that Haas lied to her about having a sexually transmitted disease. Nearly three weeks after their encounter, she was diagnosed with herpes, according to the lawsuit.
Purdue University and a second woman, Madison Millsaps, also have been named as defendants in the case.
Chambers’ says she did not have sex with anyone from May 15 until her herpes diagnosis on June 7, 2017, according to the Journal & Courier story, which also reported Haas originally told Chambers he was “clean” and had been treated for chlamydia before they had sex.
According to the lawsuit, Chambers received a text from another person, whom the Journal & Courier identifies as “possibly Millsaps” who told Chambers that Haas had infected other women. According to the lawsuit, Millsaps told Chambers that Haas had also infected Millsaps with herpes.
However, Millsaps contacted Chambers after hearing Chambers’ attorney filed a motion to preserve documents and text messages relating to the case. According to the Journal and Courier’s reading of the lawsuit, Millsaps told Chambers:
“I caught wind of Isaac getting his papers and that my name was mentioned via one of the coaches. I don’t want any part of this, nor can I. With nursing school, my godmom having cancer and my dad being deployed, I ask that if it’s possible, please do not call me in to testify.
“… A lot of stuff you heard from me wasn’t true because I was mad at Isaac, and I was trying to intentionally [mess] with you.”
According to the newspaper, the lawsuit asks for a “jury trial and petitions for judgment against Haas, Millsaps and Purdue University to compensate Chambers for injuries, damages, costs and expenses.”
Haas finished his fourth season as a member of Purdue’s basketball season in March. He sustained an elbow fracture that ended his season before Purdue ultimately lost to Villanova in the Elite Eight.