Trevor Bauer, pitcher, filed suit Monday against the San Diego woman that he accused of sexual assault. He claimed defamation as well as tortious interference. He also sought unspecified punitive and monetary damages.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Bauer's lawyers claim that Bauer “fabricated allegations of sex assault”, “pursued fraudulent criminal and civil actions,” and “generated media blitzes based on her lies” to try and “destroy” Bauer’s reputation, “garner attention” and “extract million of dollars.”
In a(DVRO) was granted on June 28, 2021. The woman, whom ESPN has not named, claimed that Bauer went too far in consensual rough sex during two encounters at his Pasadena home in April 2021 and May 2021. She said that he choked her unconscious, sexually assaulted her without her consent, punched her repeatedly, and left her with severe injuries that required medical attention.
Bauer and his lawyers have strongly denied the allegations, calling them “fraudulent and baseless”.
The woman wasAfter a four day hearing in August, and five more months later, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office received their decision in February 2022. . Major League Baseball has the authority to suspend players for “just causes” as part of its domestic violence policy. Recently, he had his .
Bauer's lawyers deny that Bauer had anal sex and deny that he punched the woman in the stomach, face or vaginal area. They also deny that Bauer scratched her cheek or back.
The suit states that “At all times during both sex encounters,” “Mr. Bauer respected and agreed to the boundaries.” [the woman].”
According to the suit, Bauer was at that time 27 years old and the woman continued to pursue Bauer following the first encounter. She wanted to lure him into “a rougher sexual experiences” in order for her later to claim that it was not what she desired and thus lay the foundation for a financial settlement.
In addition to the text messages she sent friends, the suit refers to her testimony during the DVRO hearing in which she claimed she was claiming a payout.
As part of her DVRO Declaration, the woman submitted photographs and medical records. She said that she woke up with two black eyes and swollen cheekbones, dark red bruises on her right side, two black eyes and bruised gums. The woman acknowledged that she was choked unconscious.
The suit claims that the woman initiated rough sex. It cites a text that was sent between their first encounters. The text message that became the central part of August hearing was the invitation Bauer to “gimme all your pain”
According to the suit, the woman also had no visible marks or bruising except for a slight swelling of her lips when she left Bauer's house on May 16.
Fred Thiagarjah (one of the women's lawyers) is also accused in the suit of defamation. Thiagarjah told the Washington Post after the District Attorney's declination, that Bauer “just beat” the woman and that she was claiming that the conduct was “100 percent certain.”
MLB has been investigating Bauer for two months. Bauer's lawyers have continued to represent him.In response, he claimed that Deadspin had knowingly published false information about the sexual assault allegations in its coverage and that The Athletic had led a campaign to harass and malign Bauer.
Bauer's lawyers also subpoenaed Pasadena Police Department regarding missing phone records from the San Diego lady. A court filing stated that “the requested material will further reveal Petitioner’s plan to ruin Respondent’s reputation and career, and to earn large paychecks by making false and misleading claims in her Petition.”
However, Dianna Gould Saltman, L.A. County Superior Court judge, ruled that the pitcher was not entitled to the phone records of the woman. She stated that Bauer's attorneys had not filed the proper motion, and that the judge would still be skeptical of the argument that the records could help the woman mislead the legal process. He must also pay his attorney's fees.