LOS ANGELES – The Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department is investigating an allegation that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer assaulted a woman, Lt. Carolyn Gordon told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday night.
The woman contacted the police department about her allegation about May 16, according to Gordon, who is overseeing the investigation and declined to say when the investigation should be completed.
“I don’t want to pressure the investigator because I told her there is no rush and to continue her investigation at her own pace,” Gordon said, referring to the detective on the case. “And so it could end tomorrow, it could end next month. But there is information he needs to look into. ”
Bauer, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, denied the allegation via her attorney, Jon Fetterolf, who indicated that the woman filed a protection order against Bauer.
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and entirely consensual sexual relationship that started from [the woman] starting in April 2021, “Fetterolf said in a statement.” We have messages showing [the woman] repeatedly asking for “rough” sexual encounters involving requests to be “smothered” and slapped in the face. “
In both of their encounters, the woman drove to Bauer’s Pasadena residence from San Diego, according to Fetterolf.
“… she kept dictating what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked,” Bauer’s attorney said. “After each of his only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the woman] he passed the night and left without incident, continuing to send messages to Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious jokes.
“In the days following their second and last meeting, [the woman] shared her photos and indicated that she sought medical attention for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] he was neither angry nor accusatory. “
Fetterolf said Bauer and the woman haven’t corresponded for more than a month and haven’t seen each other for more than six weeks.
“Its basis for filing a protection order is non-existent, fraudulent and deliberately omits key facts, information and relevant communications,” Fetterolf said. “Any allegations that the couple’s encounters were not 100% consensual are unfounded, defamatory and will be refuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.”
Lieutenant Gordon of the Pasadena Police Department said he had no first-hand information about a protection order filed against Bauer and said that as far as he knew it had not been presented in Pasadena.
Major League Baseball said it was aware of the indictment and was investigating it, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Dodgers released a statement on Tuesday night.
“The Dodgers were notified of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, who will look into the matter,” the statement read. “The Dodgers take any accusation of this nature very seriously, but they will have no further comment at this time.”