Almost a month after he final pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trevor Bauer appeared in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom Friday for a civil listening to through which Bauer was to contest a short lived restraining order filed in opposition to him by a 27-year-old San Diego girl, and the pitcher’s representatives had been to refute and defend him in opposition to sexual assault allegations.
However in line with a Los Angeles Instances report, authorized counsel for each the accuser and Bauer agreed to a continuance Friday afternoon. The listening to dates have been rescheduled for August 2, 3 and 19, in line with courtroom data.
Bauer, 30, has not been arrested or charged, and he’s presently on paid administrative go away via July 27, a designation that baseball commissioner Rob Manfred licensed and which isn’t disciplinary in nature. However Bauer stays underneath legal investigation for assault by Pasadena Police, a division spokeswoman confirmed, and Main League Baseball is conducting a separate, parallel investigation of the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award-winner.
Manfred has the authority to self-discipline any participant the league deems has violated the phrases of the Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault and Youngster Abuse Coverage (applied in 2015), even when the participant isn’t charged with any crimes or convicted. A number of baseball sources mentioned that MLB will wait till the legal investigation of Bauer is accomplished earlier than Manfred makes any selections on Bauer’s future, however one league supply mentioned Bauer is probably going taking a look at a prolonged suspension from MLB, no matter how the legal investigation performs out.
Bauer is within the first 12 months of a three-year contract with the Dodgers for a complete $102 million. His 2021 wage is $38 million. A day after his June 28 house begin in opposition to the San Francisco Giants, Bauer was named in a request for a home violence restraining order. The 27-year-old feminine accuser made a declaration underneath the penalty of perjury which is hooked up to the request, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom.
In her declaration, the lady alleges that after assembly Bauer via Instagram, she had two sexual encounters with him at Bauer’s Pasadena house, one in April and the second in Could. The lady claims that Bauer choked her to the purpose of unconsciousness throughout intercourse through the first encounter, and had anal intercourse together with her with out her consent. Throughout the second alleged sexual encounter, the lady claims Bauer once more choked her in order that she misplaced consciousness, and that Bauer punched her within the face throughout intercourse, and likewise punched her elsewhere on her physique.
The lady went to Alvarado Hospital Medical Heart after the alleged second encounter, and data from that go to are hooked up to the DVRO request. The lady was identified with “acute head damage” and “assault by handbook strangulation,” in line with the medical data.
“The medical notes additional state that I ‘sustained vital head and facial trauma’ and that there have been indicators of a basilar cranium fracture,” the lady wrote in her declaration.
Bauer’s accuser was granted a short lived ex parte restraining order, which means the request was filed with none corroboration. A part of a press release Bauer’s agent, Jon Fetterolf, launched June 29 mentioned Bauer “had a short and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] starting in April 2021.”
“We’ve got messages that present [the woman] repeatedly asking for “tough” sexual encounters involving requests to be “choked out” and slapped within the face,” Fetterolf’s assertion mentioned. “In each of their encounters, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif. the place she went on to dictate what she needed from him sexually and he did what was requested. Following every of her solely two conferences with Mr. Bauer, [the woman] spent the evening and left with out incident, persevering with to message Mr. Bauer with pleasant and flirtatious banter. Within the days following their second and ultimate encounter, [the woman] shared pictures of herself and indicated that she had sought medical look after a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] was neither indignant nor accusatory… Any allegations that the pair’s encounters weren’t 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will probably be refuted to the fullest extent of the legislation.”
As soon as the present administrative go away expires, the league must obtain consent from the Gamers Affiliation for an extension. The choose presiding over Friday’s listening to, Dianna Gould-Saltman, stored the short-term restraining order in place, in line with courtroom paperwork.
The LA Instances report mentioned Gould-Saltman dominated Bauer will probably be required to take the witness stand through the listening to, even when the pitcher invokes his Fifth Modification rights. The report additionally mentioned each side will name witnesses to the stand through the listening to. Courtroom data point out Bauer’s representatives filed motions to quash subpoenas searching for manufacturing of Bauer’s social media account data.
Representatives for the accuser’s attorneys — Marc Garelick and Bryan Freedman — and Bauer’s brokers — Fetterolf and Rachel Luba — didn’t reply to e mail requests following the listening to.