On Tuesday evening, it was reported that Bauer is under investigation after a woman alleged he “got physical” with her earlier this year.
However, Bauer is denying the allegations and is said to be cooperating with authorities even though the woman was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order in Los Angeles earlier on Tuesday.
What’s concerning is Bauer had previously been accused of harassing women online in years past, which was a topic he refused to address in his introductory presser with the Dodgers after signing a record-setting contract this past offseason.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been accused of assaulting a woman.
The alleged victim’s lawyer made a statement in regards to the accusations and sternly mentioned he expects Bauer to face criminal charges. However, that will be up to the district attorney’s office, which will determine if charges should be filed based on the evidence. The lawyer alleged Bauer inflicted “severe physical and emotional pain” on the woman.
According to TMZ, Bauer said “the encounter [with the woman] was nothing more than consensual, rough sex with someone he met online.” According to Bauer’s attorney, the woman asked to be “choked out” and “slapped in the face” during sex.
Bauer’s arrival in LA came under fire for a multitude of reasons, chief among them being his history of online harassment, which seemingly targeted women. His followers have done the same, and he’s been caught instructing them to do so in one troubling case not too long ago … despite the fact he said he “learned from his past mistakes.”
While these incidents are not at all related, there’s a paper trail of troubling behavior that continues to shine a poor light on the reigning NL Cy Young winner. As of now, Bauer is innocent and it’s unclear how far this case will go, but again, it’s a horrific look for someone whose reputation has been called into question on previous occasions.
We’ll continue updating this story as more information is made available.