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Trevor Bauer under investigation for assault, per reports

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Domestic violence restraining order filed against Bauer in LA County Super Court on Tuesday.

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Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is accused of assault, currently under investigation by Pasadena police and Major League Baseball, per multiple reports. The news was first reported by TMZ.

A domestic violence restraining order against Bauer was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, with a hearing set for July 23, court records show.

From J.P. Hoornstra and Jonah Valdez at the Orange County Register:

Pasadena police detectives are investigating allegations that Bauer assaulted the woman in the city on or about May 16, said Lt. William Grisafe, spokesman for the department.

The victim filed a police report with the department in May. The allegations are being investigated as a felony assault, Grisafe said. Detectives have since interviewed Bauer.

On Wednesday, Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang at The Athletic reported on the graphic details of the restraining order, in which the accuser describes getting knocked unconscious multiple times, and was later diagnosed with an acute head injury and assault by manual strangulation.

From the piece at The Athletic:

“I agreed to have consensual sex; however, I did not agree or consent to what he did next,” she says. “I did not agree to be sexually assaulted.”

No criminal charges have yet been filed.

Here is the full statement from Jon Fetterolf, an agent for Bauer, provided to True Blue LA:

Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021. We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for “rough” sexual encounters involving requests to be “choked out” and slapped in the face. In both of their encounters, [the woman] 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 woman] 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 woman] shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] was neither angry nor accusatory.

Mr. Bauer and [the woman] have not corresponded in over a month and have not seen each other in over six weeks. Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own 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.

Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy gives the commissioner’s office the power to investigate any such claims, and any discipline may be levied regardless of whether a player is convicted or pleads guilty to a crime.

Any suspensions under MLB’s domestic violence policy are without pay and without service time accrual.

“The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will be handling this matter,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time.”