Police are investigating an assault allegation against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and a lawyer for the accuser said the woman had obtained a protection order.
Major League Baseball is also reviewing the allegation.
“The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late in the afternoon and immediately contacted MLB, which will take care of this matter,” the team said in a statement during their game on Tuesday night. against San Francisco.
“The Dodgers take any allegation of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time,” the club said.
The protection order was obtained under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act and was the result of an “assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer” where the woman “suffered severe physical pain. and emotional, ”said attorney Marc Garelick.
Pasadena Police spokesperson Lt. Bill Grisafe confirmed that the department was investigating assault charges involving Bauer, but provided no further details.
TMZ, who first reported the story, said Bauer lived in Pasadena.
Bauer’s co-agent Jon Fetterolf disputed allegations that Bauer committed non-consensual violence. He said Bauer met the woman in April and the two had “a brief, fully consensual initiated sex” by the woman.
“Its basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent and willfully omits key facts, information and its own relevant communications,” Fetterolf said. “Any allegations that the couple’s dating was not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Fetterolf said the woman repeatedly asked Bauer for “hard” sex, demanding to be “choked” and slapped in the face.
Fetterolf claimed that Bauer and the woman remained friendly in text messages after their meetings. The lawyer said Bauer became worried and confused after the woman told him she had seen a doctor for a concussion days after their second and last meeting.
Bauer and the woman haven’t corresponded for over a month and haven’t seen each other for six weeks, Fetterolf said.
“Our goal is to prevent Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way,” Garelick said.
Outspoken Bauer joined his hometown Dodgers earlier this year on a three-year, $ 102 million contract after winning his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds last season. He’s 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA for his new team after beating the Giants on Monday night.
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