Details have emerged about assault allegations leveled against Dodger pitcher Trevor Bauer, with a woman claiming he choked her unconscious and repeatedly punched her during sexual encounters.
The accuser – who has links to San Diego and was treated at area hospitals – filed court papers Tuesday seeking a restraining order against Bauer, who is in his first season with the Dodgers following his National League Cy Young Award-winning campaign last year with the Cincinnati Reds.
In the filings in Los Angeles Superior Court, first obtained by the online publication The Athletic, the woman describes a pair of sexual encounters with Bauer that she alleges became increasingly violent.
She claimed Bauer choked her lightly at first during an April 21 encounter, then put his fingers down her throat, and wrapped her hair around her neck and choked her to unconsciousness.
During a subsequent encounter May 15, she claims Bauer again choked her unconscious, and awoke to Bauer repeatedly punching her in the head, including “with a closed fist to the left side of my jaw, the left side of my head and both cheekbones.” She claimed Bauer then choked her again until she lost consciousness.
According to The Athletic, the woman, who is 27, said she sought treatment the next day at two hospitals, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Palomar Health in Escondido, and consulted with San Diego police, though she did not name Bauer at the time.
She eventually took part in a recorded telephone conversation with Bauer as part of the Pasadena police investigation.
Bauer’s agent, Jon Fetterolf, issued a statement Tuesday night blasting the woman’s allegations as baseless and defamatory, saying the pitcher “had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by (the accuser) beginning in April 2021.”
“We have messages that show (the accuser) repeatedly asking for `rough’ sexual encounters involving requests to be `choked out’ and slapped in the face,” Fetterolf said. “In both of their encounters, (the accuser) drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked.
He went on to call her “basis for filing a protection order … nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately (omitting) key facts, information, and her own relevant communications.”
Lt. Bill Grisafe of the Pasadena Police Department confirmed to that the agency is investigating allegations against Bauer, but could not provide any additional details.