Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of allegations of sexual assault.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Trevor Bauer strangled a woman he had sex with until she passed out on several occasions, punched her in the face several times during sex and l ‘left with injuries requiring hospitalization, the woman said in a domestic violence restraining order filed against Bauer on Monday.
In a copy of the ex parte order obtained by ESPN, the 27-year-old said: “I am deeply concerned that no arrests have been made or that no charges have been laid.” While asking the court to issue a no-contact order that would prevent Bauer from approaching her within 100 yards, the woman provided graphic details of two meetings with Bauer and photographs showing two black eyes, scratches on the face and bruised and cut lips. .
She said the first time she and Bauer met he used his hair to suffocate her unconscious. When she woke up, she said, he was penetrating her anally. About three weeks after they first met at his home in Pasadena, Calif., She agreed to return. At that meeting, she said, he punched her in the face, vagina and buttocks and left her with what the doctors called “significant head and facial trauma.”
“I agreed to have consensual sex,” the woman said in a statement made under penalty of perjury. “However, I did not accept or consent to what he did next. I did not accept being sexually assaulted. “
Pasadena Police continue to investigate the alleged assaults, which took place on April 21 and May 16. The ex parte order is temporary and does not allow the other party to respond.
Bauer plans to refute the account at a hearing on July 23, according to his representatives. On Tuesday, they issued a statement denying that Bauer had assaulted the woman, calling their meetings “completely consensual.” Representatives for Bauer also provided a series of messages which he said show the woman inviting rough sex and explaining how she wants him to “give all the pain” and “choke me”.
Major League Baseball has opened an investigation into Bauer as part of its joint domestic violence policy with the players’ union, sources told ESPN. MLB may place him on seven-day paid administrative leave, but given that no arrests have been made and Bauer denies the assault allegations, the league would have to wait until the police investigation or its internal investigation unfolds. before taking any action. .
Bauer, who signed a three-year, $ 102 million contract with the Dodgers in February and is receiving $ 40 million this year after winning the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, was notified of the order on Monday, the morning of his last departure.
The woman’s statement, first made public by The Athletic on Wednesday, begins on April 18, when she tagged Bauer in an Instagram post. He sent her a direct message and they agreed to meet at his home. After talking for hours, she said, they retreated to Bauer’s bedroom, where they began to have sex. Bauer, she said, started pulling her hair and putting his fingers down her throat “aggressively.” She asked him to stop.
Without asking in advance, she said, he wrapped her long hair around her neck and strangled her until she passed out. The woman said she woke up face down on the bed when Bauer assaulted her from behind. “It was extremely painful,” she said, adding that she later had anal bleeding. The next morning the woman said, Bauer asked, “Are you feeling a little bad this morning?” “
They continued to communicate. In a series of texts provided by Bauer’s representatives – and not shown in the woman’s exhibits in the protection order – she responded in the affirmative to a question from Bauer about choking up to death. loss of consciousness. The woman did the same when Bauer brought up the slap in the face.
A week later, she traveled to Pasadena for the second time. He asked her, she said, for a safe word – a word she could use if she was uncomfortable during sex. He asked her, she said, what was forbidden. She told him no fingers in her throat.
The woman said Bauer wrapped her hair around her neck and strangled her unconscious again. When she woke up she said, “Trevor started punching me in the face. It was the first punch I felt, but it’s very possible that Trevor had already punched and scratched the right side of my face while I was unconscious. “
Bauer followed, she said, with closed punches on the left side of his jaw, the left side of his head and both cheekbones. The woman said she was “frozen and terrified” and “could not speak or move”. He strangled her again, she said, and punched her in the vagina. She said she started “to cry and shake violently,” at which point Bauer said, “You are safe. I’m here. You are safe. He later added, according to his account, “I would never do these things to you if it wasn’t sexually.” “
The woman eventually left with two black eyes and a swollen jaw and cheekbones. Scratches marked his face. A lump formed on the left side of his head. His upper lip split. A dark blue marked her lower lip. Bruises were appearing on her vagina and buttocks – the latter from the punches she said he admitted to throwing when she passed out: “You have some marks. I have to be more careful where I hit you. I also hit your butt while you were unconscious so you might have a bruise there. “
On May 17, the day after the alleged assault, the woman went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with “acute head trauma” and “manual strangulation assault”. San Diego police spoke to him. The woman said she “tried to minimize what had happened for the sake of my privacy and where my statements might lead”. She told the police that she did not want to press charges.
A day later, Pasadena police questioned her. She went to Pasadena on May 21, at the request of the police, to call Bauer and make him admit what she said he did during the recording. She asked him what he had done while she was unconscious, according to the order, and he admitted to repeatedly punching her in the buttocks. When she said “I didn’t ask to be hit” and “it wasn’t free for everyone”, Bauer “tried to change the subject.”
In Bauer’s statement, he denied assaulting the woman, whose name ESPN remembers because she says she is a victim of sexual assault.
The statement read: “Mr. Bauer had a brief and completely consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] from April 2021. We have posts that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for “hard” sex involving requests to be “choked” and slapped in the face. In their two meetings, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif. where she continued to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did as she was asked. After each of his only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the woman] spent the night and left without incident, continuing to text Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious banter. In the days following their second and last meeting, [the woman] shared photos of herself and said she had seen a doctor for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] was neither angry nor accusatory.
« M. Bauer et [the woman] have not corresponded for over a month and have not seen each other for over six weeks. Its basis for filing a protection order is non-existent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information and its own relevant communications. Any claim that the couple’s dating was not 100% consensual is baseless, defamatory and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law. “
Since the alleged assaults, according to the ordinance, the woman has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is “absolutely terrified of what will happen when it all becomes public, because she is such a great public figure.” Trevor has many loyal fans who I’m afraid to threaten me and resort to social media smearing. I am worried about my safety. “
It still went public, she said, because “as the shock wears off I recognize the seriousness of the sexual assault I suffered. I don’t want Trevor doing someone else what I went through. ”