#UK Rugby star Gareth Thomas admits he didn't tell former partner that he was HIV positive #UKnews

#UK Rugby star Gareth Thomas admits he didn’t tell former partner that he was HIV positive #UKnews

#UK Rugby star Gareth Thomas admits he didn’t tell former partner that he was HIV positive #UKnews

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Rugby star Gareth Thomas admits he DIDN’T tell former partner that he was HIV positive – as he’s accused of failing ‘to take reasonable care’ earlier than transmitting the virus

  • Ian Baum, accised Gareth Thomas of ‘concealing’ that he was HIV positive 
  • Former Wales captain Mr Thomas has now conceded that he didn’t tell Mr 
  • He denied passing HIV to Mr Baum or being controlling of their relationship 

Rugby star Gareth Thomas has admitted he didn’t tell a former partner that he was HIV positive when beginning a relationship, High Court paperwork present.

His ex, Ian Baum, accuses Mr Thomas, 48, of ‘concealing’ that he was HIV positive and failing ‘to take reasonable care’ earlier than transmitting the virus to him whereas they have been a pair.

Former Wales captain Mr Thomas has now conceded that he didn’t tell Mr Baum he was HIV positive when the pair began a relationship in October 2013.

He denies passing HIV to Mr Baum or being controlling and coercive of their relationship.

Ian Baum (pictured) accused Mr Thomas, 48, of ‘concealing’ that he was HIV positive and failing ‘to take reasonable care’ before transmitting the virus to him while they were a couple

Ian Baum (pictured) accused Mr Thomas, 48, of ‘concealing’ that he was HIV positive and failing ‘to take reasonable care’ earlier than transmitting the virus to him whereas they have been a pair

Former Wales rugby international, Gareth Thomas, conceded that he did not tell Mr Baum he was HIV positive when the pair started a relationship in October 2013

Former Wales rugby worldwide, Gareth Thomas, conceded that he didn’t tell Mr Baum he was HIV positive when the pair began a relationship in October 2013

HIV carriers will be charged with grievous bodily hurt in the event that they fail to disclose their well being situation to potential companions after which go the an infection on.

Mr Thomas denies he ‘lied’ about his HIV positive situation as a result of he was by no means requested by Mr Baum, 59, about it.

He additionally mentioned they didn’t have intercourse for 4 months after getting collectively as a result of he ‘sustained an injury’.

But he did admit he was ‘incorrect’ to imagine then he couldn’t transmit the situation to others, which his attorneys mentioned was ‘a genuinely held belief at the material time’.

In a case attributable to be heard within the High Court, Mr Thomas is accused by Mr Baum of ‘assault, battery, infliction of intentional harm and negligence’.

Mr Baum is claiming at the very least £150,000 in damages, though it may very well be considerably larger for ‘serious physical and psychological injury’ and a ‘resultant loss of life expectancy of approximately six to eight years’.

: Gareth Thomas of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham on February 4, 2006 in London, England.

: Gareth Thomas of Wales in motion in the course of the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham on February 4, 2006 in London, England.

The retired rugby star claims he and Mr Baum solely had intercourse after Mr Baum revealed he was HIV positive in 2014 and Mr Thomas did the identical.

In High Court paperwork submitted final week, Mr Thomas’s attorneys declare that Mr Baum ‘was somewhat blasé’ about contracting HIV, ‘his attitude being that he was bound to get HIV sooner or later’. But they add: ‘It is admitted the claimant [Mr Baum] did not expressly consent to the risk of HIV transmission from the defendant.’

Mr Thomas mentioned Mr Baum was ‘promiscuous’ throughout their relationship, though the proof for that is nonetheless ‘subject to determination’. Mr Baum claims he was monogamous whereas they have been collectively.

The allegations towards Mr Thomas, which relate to the interval between 2013 and 2018, got here earlier than he revealed in an interview and BBC documentary in 2019 that he had HIV.

He got here out as homosexual in 2009 close to the tip of a distinguished profession, together with 100 caps for Wales, and was lauded as an LGBTQ pioneer in sport.

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