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Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, who is currently on administrative leave due to sexual assault allegations made in June, has been linked to another sexual assault case involving a separate woman.
The second accuser’s story, reported by the Washington Post, detailed several encounters between the victim and Bauer — dating back to his time in Ohio as part of the Cincinnati Reds. One scene described in the report addresses the woman’s arrest and questioning from police over bruising and cuts seen on the woman’s face. The young woman — described as being of legal age but not drinking age — was arrested in 2017 for underage drinking.
Text conversations provided by the Ohio woman also showed death threats sent from Bauer’s contact. In 2020, the woman sought a protection order against Bauer.
According to the Post’s report:
“An Ohio woman sought the order in June 2020 after repeated threats from the then-Cincinnati Reds pitcher, according to her lawyer and records separately obtained by The Post. Photographs independently obtained by The Post also show bruises on the woman’s face and blood in her eyes, which her attorney said was caused by Bauer punching and choking her during sex without consent. Those allegations are similar to ones made by a woman in Los Angeles this summer when she applied for a temporary restraining order.”
Two of the death threats sent are detailed as follows:
“I don’t feel like spending time in jail for killing someone.”
“And that’s what would happen if I saw you again.”
The pitcher released a statement on Saturday regarding the second accuser’s story. Bauer tweeted, “While I have allowed my representatives to speak on my behalf over the last six weeks, I can no longer be silent. I will speak very candidly about the current petition when appropriate, but need to address the allegations made today in The Washington Post.”
Trevor Bauer’s ongoing case with the MLB and his first accuser revolve serious physical and sexual assaults made by Bauer against the woman during a consensual sexual encounter in 2021.
Dating the second case back to 2017, the Dodgers have been asked about their knowledge of the situation prior to signing Bauer in 2021 — with no comments provided as of current reporting. Bauer previously played for the Cincinnati Reds and rejected a qualifying offer of $18.9 million back in November 2020. After testing free agency, Trevor Bauer signed a 3-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers in February, months after the protection order was pursued by the second accuser.
The pitcher last played for the Dodgers on June 28, then moved to the team’s restriction list on July 1 following news of the first sexual assault allegation.
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