An attorney for the accuser says the woman has obtained a protection order, and police
are investigating an assault
allegation against Los Angeles
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer
The allegation is also being investigated by Major League Baseball
“The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted MLB
, which will handle this matter,” the team said during its game against the San Francisco Giants
on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers said, “The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature
very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time.”
According to attorney Marc Garelick, the protection order was obtained under the Domestic Violence
Prevention Act as a result of an "assault at the hands of Mr. Bauer" in which the woman "suffered severe physical
and emotional pain."
Lt. Bill Grisafe, a spokesman for the Pasadena Police Department, confirmed that the department is investigating allegations of an assault involving Bauer, but provided no further information.
Bauer reportedly lives in Pasadena, according to TMZ
, which broke the story.
According to Jon Fetterolf, Bauer's co-agent, Bauer met the woman in April
and the two had "a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated" by the woman.
“Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and intentionally omits key facts
, information, and her own relevant communications,” Fetterolf said, adding that “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
According to Fetterolf, the woman repeatedly requested "rough" sexual encounters with Bauer, demanding to be "choked out" and slapped in the face.
According to Fetterolf, Bauer and the woman remained friendly in text messages
following their encounters, but Bauer became concerned and confused when the woman told him she had sought medical care for a concussion days after their second and final encounter.
According to Fetterolf, Bauer and the woman haven't spoken in over a month and haven't seen each other in six weeks.
“Our goal is to prevent Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way,” Garelick stated.
After winning his first Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds last season, the outspoken Bauer signed a three-year, $102 million contract with his hometown Dodgers earlier this year, and he is now 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA for his new team after beating the Giants on Monday night.