According to The Washington Post, a woman from Ohio sought a protective order against Trevor Bauer, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. She claimed that Bauer had punched and choked her while they were having sexual relations.
These allegations of sexual misconduct are very similar to those made by Bauer by a California woman. Bauer is currently on administrative leave paid by Major League Baseball.
The Post obtained sealed court records and other documentation that showed that the Ohio woman claimed Bauer choked and struck her while they were having sex. Bauer also sent her a text message claiming he didn’t want to spend time in jail for murdering someone.
According to the Post, Bauer wrote that “And that’s how it would happen if you saw me again,” prompting the woman in June 2020 to apply for a protective order.
Ex parte proceedings were the method by which Ohio issued the protective order without the need for a hearing. California issued the protective order in Bauer’s case in the same manner.
According to a 2017 police report obtained by The Post, the woman from Ohio tried to show police photos of her eye injuries, but she was instead arrested for underage drink. The newspaper didn’t reveal the woman’s age, except that she was a legal-aged adult at the time.
The Post received photographs of bruises and blood on her face from the photographer.
Bauer tweeted Saturday a statement disputing the Post report. He called it a “false narration” and said that the newspaper had reached out to “hundreds of his female friends, acquaintances.”
Bauer wrote that despite my representatives providing a wealth contradictory evidence and documents, statements, as well as background information showing the pattern in disturbing behavior by this woman, her attorneys, The Washington Post chose to ignore most of this information and run a salacious article disseminating false information, defamatory statements and baseless allegations.”
Bauer claimed that the woman physically and verbally assaulted and harassed him. She also tried to “extort” him for millions of dollars in return for not making false claims.
Jon Fetterolf, Bauer’s lawyer, and Rachel Luba, Bauer’s agent, stated in a statement, that Bauer and the woman had been in a consensual marriage from 2016-19. She also claimed that Bauer pursued her, filed a “bogus petition for protection” and demanded $3.4 million to “remain silent.”
In a statement to The Post, the agents called the allegations of physical abuse “categorically false.” The agents claimed that the photos were “without corroboration” and years old, thereby questioning their validity as well as the authenticity of the threatening messages.
Luba tweeted Saturday, “As a woman it was a difficult reality I had to face. But this is not unusual when it comes celebrities–this yet another example of people abusing the temporary DVRO process to gain publicity/money.”
According to the newspaper, the woman dropped her protection order six weeks after she filed it.
Bauer has been on administrative leave paid for the purpose of investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by a California woman. His leave has been extended five more times and is currently valid through Friday
Monday’s Los Angeles Superior Court civil hearing is scheduled for the temporary restraining orders that Bauer was granted by this woman.