Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander, Trevor bauer, faces accusations of assault by a woman, derived from a previous sexual encounter.
The Pasadena, California, police department said it is investigating the alleged assault, which it says occurred in mid-May. The case could be turned over to the district attorney’s office as soon as Wednesday, a source told ESPN.
The woman received a domestic violence restraining order in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Bauer, according to her attorney, Marc Garelick, who alleged in a statement that his client “suffered severe physical and emotional pain” as a result of a Bauer’s “recent assault.”
Garelick released a statement Tuesday, writing: “Our goal is to prevent Mr. Bauer from communicating with our client in any way possible. We anticipate that there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and we hope that the police will take up the allegations of our client. And I’m serious “.
Bauer’s agent, Jon Fetterolf, issued a lengthy statement to ESPN denying any allegations on his client’s behalf. In the statement, Fetterolf described the relationship as “consensual” and called the woman’s accusations “baseless” and “defamatory.”
ESPN has chosen not to name the woman, although Garelick used her name in comments to TMZ and Fetterolf named her in his statement.
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and fully consensual sexual relationship initiated by [la mujer] as of April 2021, “Fetterolf said in the statement.” We have messages that show [a la mujer] repeatedly asking for ‘rude’ sexual encounters involving requests to be ‘strangled’ and slapped across the face. In both encounters, [la mujer] drove from San Diego to Mr. [Bauer]. in Pasadena, California, where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked of him. “
According to Fetterolf, Bauer and the woman had two encounters, and she continued to message him with “friendly and flirtatious banter.” But after their second encounter, Fetterolf explained, the woman shared photos of herself and told Bauer that she had “sought medical attention for a concussion.” Bauer responded with “concern and confusion,” Fetterolf said, and the woman “was not angry or accusing.”
“Mr. Bauer and [la mujer] they have not corresponded in over a month and have not seen each other in more than six weeks, “Fetterolf added in his statement.” His basis for filing a protection order is non-existent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information and his own relevant communications. Any allegation that the couple’s encounters were not 100% consensual are unfounded, defamatory and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law. “
MLB learned of the allegations against Bauer and will look into the matter, a source said.
In a statement, the Dodgers said they “were informed of the allegations against Bauer late in the afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will take up the matter.
Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner with the Cincinnati Reds, signed a three-year, $ 102 million deal that includes two player options with the Dodgers in February.