Did multi-millionaire and Cy Young Award winning Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Bauer assault an innocent woman?
Bauer insists he was in a consensual sex encounter, but that’s not what’s alleged in court papers.
A woman who claims she was physically assaulted by Bauer has filed court papers seeking a restraining order against Bauer, and Pasadena police said they are indeed investigating.
Lt. Bill Grisafe of the Pasadena Police Department confirmed to City News Service that the agency is investigating allegations against Bauer, but he could not provide any additional details.
Bauer, a former UCLA baseball standout, is in his first season with the Dodgers, having signed a three-year contract for a reported $102 million.
Court papers that were filed Tuesday were not immediately available, but the woman’s attorney, Marc Garelick, told TMZ a judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order, which he called “the result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer,” adding that his client “suffered severe physical and emotional pain.”
Another hearing in the case was set for July 23.
The Dodgers issued a statement saying they “were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will be handling this matter.”
“The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time,” the statement said.
Representatives for Bauer could not be reached for immediate comment. TMZ reported that the 30-year-old pitcher maintains his interaction with the woman was a consensual sexual encounter, and he is cooperating with investigators.
Bauer is in his first season with the Dodgers, posting an 8-5 record, including a victory over the San Francisco Giants Monday. He is next scheduled to pitch Sunday in Washington.
The former UCLA Bruin is the reigning National League Cy Young winner, earning the award with the Cincinnati Reds last season.
In an interview a couple years ago published in Sports Illustrated, Bauer didn’t hesitate to describe his views of sexual relationships.
“I have three rules,” he was quoted as saying. “One: no feelings. As soon as I sense you’re developing feelings, I’m going to cut it off, because I’m not interested in a relationship and I’m emotionally unavailable. Two: no social media posts about me while we’re together, because private life stays private. Three: I sleep with other people. I’m going to continue to sleep with other people. If you’re not O.K. with that, we won’t sleep together, and that’s perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends.”
And he didn’t think of himself as marriage material.
“I imagine if I was married at this point, I would be a very bad husband.”