By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
A woman is accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault. The woman has also requested a restraining order against Bauer.
The alleged victim had sex with Bauer twice earlier this year. His agent Jon Fetterol has denied the claims.
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the accuser] beginning in April 2021,” Fetterol said. “We have messages that show [the accuser] repeatedly asking for ‘rough’ sexual encounters involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face. In both of their encounters, [the accuser] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif. where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked. Following each of her only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the accuser] spent the night and left without incident, continuing to message Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious banter.
In the days following their second and final encounter, [the accuser] shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the accuser] was neither angry nor accusatory.”
The victim received a temporary restraining order against Bauer in Los Angeles. Pasadena Police Department is investigating the matter.
“Mr. Bauer and [the accuser] have not corresponded in over a month and have not seen each other in over six weeks,” Fetterol added. “Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her relevant communications. Any allegations that the pair’s encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Her lawyer expects criminal charges to be filed against Bauer.
“Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible,” lawyer Marc Garelick said. “We anticipate there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and it is our hope law enforcement will take our client’s allegations and case seriously.”
The incident will be sent to a district attorney to determine if there is enough evidence to move forward with a case. MLB may also investigate the matter.
Bauer — who is in his first season with the Dodgers after signing in the off-season— is one of the best pitchers in baseball.