Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is under investigation for assaulting a woman earlier this year. Details of the alleged abuse have come to light in a Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang report from The athletic describing two incidents in which Bauer assaulted the survivor.
The woman has reportedly filed a domestic violence restraining order against Bauer. The 67-page document was executed on June 28 and reportedly contains graphic images of the attacks.
According to the report, Bauer and the 27-year-old met on Instagram and, after exchanging messages, met in person on April 21 in Los Angeles. The two had sex that, according to the woman, began as consensual. Then Bauer asked if the woman had ever drowned. When she said yes, he stuck his fingers down her throat “aggressively.”
Bauer eventually stopped, but she said he then started choking her again with his own hair without her consent, causing her to lose consciousness.
After an unknown period of time, the woman awoke to find Bauer penetrating her anally, which she said never consented.
The woman went to the bathroom and was bleeding from her anus while having difficulty walking. In the report, he describes his decision to stay at Bauer’s house overnight, saying, “In my state at the time, I didn’t think Trevor was a threat to do something against my will for the rest of the night.” .
In the morning, he told Bauer that he did not enjoy the incident the night before, which Bauer “seemed to understand.”
The report also indicates that the woman returned to Bauer’s home on May 15 and, at Bauer’s request, the two agreed to use a “safe word.” Within about five minutes of having sex, Bauer began strangling her again, causing her to lose consciousness. When she regained consciousness, Bauer was hitting her on the head, she said.
“This was the first blow I felt, but it is quite possible that Trevor had already struck me and scratched the right side of my face while I was unconscious,” the report says. Then Trevor hit me hard with a clenched fist to the left. side of my jaw, the left side of my head, and both cheekbones. I remember this vividly and it was extremely surprising and painful. He was absolutely frozen and terrified. I couldn’t speak or move. After hitting me several times, he turned me upside down and started choking me on his hair. I lost consciousness again. “
The woman provided photographs of herself after the assault on the court, according to The athletic, which show his face “visibly bruised and swollen, even under both eyes. He also has a swollen jaw, a bloody lip and scratches on one side of his face.”
The woman underwent two medical exams, one at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego on May 16 and another at Palomar Health in Escondido. On the first trip to the hospital, he spoke with detectives from the San Diego Police Department and reportedly downplayed what happened, saying in his statement: “I was scared what Trevor would do if he found out. I’m still scared. Trevor finding me and hurting me for going to the hospital. “
At Palomar Health, she underwent a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) exam that included medical professionals photographing her entire body.
Later, on instructions from the Pasadena Police Department, he had a recorded telephone conversation with Bauer in which he asked, “What did you do to me when I was unconscious?”
Bauer reportedly said he punched him on the buttocks, but did not address any subsequent comment on the matter.
The Pasadena Police Department is actively pursuing this case, according to The athletic“We were notified on or around May 16 and that’s when we started investigating the allegations,” Lt. Bill Grisafe said. “It is an active investigation.”
The woman said she waited to file the domestic violence restraining order while monitoring how the criminal investigation would unfold, adding: “I am deeply concerned that no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.”
“We anticipate that there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer and we hope that the police will take the allegations and our client’s case seriously,” the woman’s attorney, Marc Garelick, said in a statement.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.