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A California woman has accused Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of choking her until she passed out and punching her in the face during violent sexual encounters, according to court documents.
The 27-year-old San Diego woman’s request for a temporary protection order against Bauer includes photos and graphic details about what she says occurred during the sexual encounters, one of which she said sent her to the hospital after she began vomiting and left her with two black eyes, scratches along her face and a swollen and bloody lip, ESPN reports.
The court issued a temporary protection order against Bauer—who has denied any non-consensual acts through his representative—through what is referred to as an ex parte order, meaning it was issued based solely on his accuser’s version of events.
A formal hearing on the matter is scheduled for June 23, The New York Post reports.
The woman wrote in a statement to obtain the protection order, obtained by Oxygen.com, that she met Bauer after the two connected through Instagram and arranged to meet in person at his Pasadena home on April 21.
While at the home, the woman said she agreed to have consensual sex with the pitcher, but said during the intimacy he wrapped her hair around her neck and choked her “without asking,” causing her to lose consciousness, according to the application.
When she regained consciousness, she said she was “facedown” and “disoriented” and said Bauer, 30, was allegedly having anal sex with her without her consent.
“It was extremely painful. I was, at first, still disoriented and unable to speak,” she said. “As soon as I was able, I said ‘Can we stop’ and he immediately did.”
The pair met for a second time at Bauer’s home in May and the woman said he choked her until she lost consciousness during sex a second time. When she woke up, she said Bauer was repeatedly punching her in the face.
“I was absolutely frozen and terrified. I could not speak or move,” she said in the statement.
She alleged that Bauer then choked her another time until she passed out once again and woke up feeling disoriented.
“I tasted blood in my mouth and felt that my lip was split open. My whole body hurt and I could not even tell if he was having sex with me,” she wrote in the statement, adding he later began punching her in the vagina.
The woman said she started to cry and Bauer told her she was “safe.”
“I would never do those things to you if it wasn’t sexually,” she said he whispered to her, according to the statement.
The woman said she was “scared” “disoriented” and in “significant pain” and stayed at the house that night.
After returning home, the woman said she had a severe headache, started vomiting and had difficulty keeping her eyes open. She told her AA sponsor what happened and the woman encouraged her to the hospital, where she was examined and questioned by police officers from the San Diego Police Department and Pasadena Police.
The woman alleges that she was left with two black eyes, a swollen jaw and bruising throughout her body.
While working with the Pasadena Police several days after the alleged assault, the woman said she was instructed to call Bauer and record the conversation in which he allegedly admitted to punching her. She said in the weeks that passed, Bauer continued to text her to ask if she was ok, but she told him that "the best way you can help me is to never do that to anyone else ever again."
Bauer has denied the allegations through his agent, Jon Fetterolf.
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021,” he said in a statement obtained by People. “We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for ‘rough’ sexual encounters involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face.”
Fetterolf went on to say that in both incidents the woman had told Bauer what she wanted sexually and he complied.
"Following each of her only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the woman] spent the night and left without incident, continuing to message Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious banter,” he said. “In the days following their second and final encounter, [the woman] shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the woman] was neither angry nor accusatory.”
His representatives also released screen shots of text messages seemingly between the two on May 9 that mentions her being choked out.
“You want to go out huh? Mmmm,” Bauer writes, according to The Post.
“Si. That was a game changer,” she replied, later adding that she had “never been more turned on in my life” and asks that he “Gimme all the pain.”
When Bauer later asked what else she wanted, she allegedly replied that she wanted “a couple of slaps” and “another handprint on my @$$.”
The woman’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, said in a statement to People that the “suggestion that she was not the victim of assault is not only false and defamatory but, in fact, perpetuates the abuse.”
He went on to say that his client wants Bauer “to engage in a medically appropriate therapeutic process” to get the help he needs to “never act this way again.”
Pasadena Police have said they are investigating the allegations.
Bauer is slated to start Sunday in the Dodgers game.
“As of now, we’re kind of in the middle of letting the commissioner’s office, Major League Baseball, handle this,” manager Dave Roberts told ESPN. “It’s in their hands right now, and right now, our direction was to just move forward and not do anything as far as the player or Trevor, so our plan is he is gonna start on Sunday.”
In a statement released by the team Tuesday, the Dodgers reiterated that the investigation into the allegations will be handled by Major League Baseball, The Los Angeles Times reports.
“The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time,” they said.
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