The 2016 World Series MVP, Chicago Cubs Star Ben Zobrist Alleges That His Wife Julianna Committed Adultery for a Year With Their Pastor, Bryon Yawn of Community Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He Is Now Suing the Pastor for $6 Million That He Lost Trying to Save His Marriage, With the Pastor Being the Counselor While Committing Adultery With His Wife – This Is Why Daniel Whyte III Says That All Pastors Need to Get Out of the Marriage Counseling Business and They Ought to Hire Professional Husband-wife Marriage Counseling Teams
Ex-Chicago Cubs star Ben Zobrist has accused his wife of having an affair with their Tennessee pastor who, at one point, had given the couple marriage counseling, according to a lawsuit.
The 40-year-old, who has since retired from the MLB, alleged in a lawsuit filed last month that his wife Julianna had a year-long affair with Bryon Yawn back in 2019 while he was their pastor in Nashville.
Zobrist first filed for separation from his Christian singer wife back in May 2019 after alleging that Julianna had engaged in ‘inappropriate marital conduct’ while their marriage was breaking down.
The 2016 World Series MVP took leave from the Cubs at the time to deal with his marital issues. He and Julianna both filed for divorce that month and the matter is still ongoing.
In this latest lawsuit obtained by the Journal Star, Zobrist alleges that he initially believed it was only an emotional relationship but discovered in June 2020 that his wife had actually been having an affair with Yawn.
Zobrist is now suing Yawn for $6 million over the income he lost while taking leave from the Cubs.
Neither the Zobrists or Yawn have commented publicly about the latest lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that the Zobrists, who married in 2005 and have three children, met Yawn more than 16 years ago through the Community Bible Church where he was a pastor.
The pastor gave the Zobrists pre and post-marital counseling, the lawsuit says. He also gave Zobrist advice regarding anxiety and depression.
Yawn and Julianna started speaking frequently in 2018 and allegedly started having the affair in the spring of 2019. They are alleged to have used pre-paid cell phones to keep it a secret.
At the time, Zobrist was confiding in Yawn that his marriage was crumbling.
The baseball star told his pastor that Julianna had consulted a divorce lawyer, according to the lawsuit.
In a text message to Yawn about his marriage breakdown, Zobrist wrote: ‘She used the words emotional, verbal and spiritual abuse. I was shocked. Can’t be 2,000 miles away from her and kids while she’s thinking that about me. I have owned every bit of my sin, but I will not own the abuse angle.’
Yawn replied: ‘I’m sure it’s like getting knocked off your feet and into your head. But I can’t imagine what it feels like in this moment. Your (sic) a husband and a father first. That’s who you are.’
He also urged Zobrist to give his wife space, according to the suit.
During this time, the lawsuit alleges that Yawn also got a leadership position at Patriot Forward, which is a non-profit that Zobrist had founded to help athletes with mental health.
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Source: Daily Mail
New York Post: Ex-MLB star Ben Zobrist’s fraudulent pastor slept with his wife: lawsuit
Ben Zobrist’s dirty laundry is getting aired out.
Zobrist, who retired from a 14-season MLB career in March 2020, learned that his wife was having an affair with their pastor, according to court documents that surfaced last week. The same minister is also accused of defrauding Zobrist’s charity, where he was employed.
The 40-year-old ex-infielder seeks $6 million in damages from Byron Yawn, the CEO of Forrest Crain & Co., a Nashville-area business-consulting firm. Yawn is a former pastor and an elder at Community Bible Church in Nashville, where he met Zobrist and his wife, Julianna.
Zobrist, a two-time World Series winner, filed the lawsuit in May through a Tennessee circuit court. The Peoria Journal Star obtained a copy of the court documents last week.
Yawn had begun talking daily with Julianna through burner phones in 2018, and a sexual relationship between the two began a year later. Ben Zobrist took a four-month leave from the Cubs in 2019 to address his marital problems after Robin Yawn, pastor Yawn’s wife, informed Zobrist about what she believed to be only an emotional relationship between their spouses in May 2019. During that span of time, he lost $8 million in income, according to the lawsuit.
Yawn provided the couple with marriage counseling in 2019 and counseled the 2016 World Series MVP on dealing with his anxiety and depression.
It was not until June 2020 when Zobrist learned that his wife had a sexual relationship with their minister, according to the lawsuit. Julianna admitted that she lied to her husband about the nature of the affair in a written admission in their divorce proceedings.
Ben Zobrist filed for divorce in May 2019 and Julianna Zobrist filed a counter-complaint in March 2020; both cases are still pending.
The Zobrists, who got married in 2005, have three children together.
During the period when their marriage began to deteriorate, Zobrist was discussing his marital troubles with Byron Yawn, who encouraged him to give his wife some space. According to text messages between the two, Julianna Zobrist had been speaking to divorce lawyers.
“She used the words emotional, verbal and spiritual abuse. I was shocked,” Zobrist texted. “Can’t be 2,000 miles away from her and kids while she’s thinking that about me. I have owned every bit of my sin, but I will not own the abuse angle.”
“I’m sure it’s like getting knocked off your feet and into your head. But I can’t imagine what it feels like in this moment. Your (sic) a husband and a father first. That’s who you are,” Yawn responded.
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Source: New York Post