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Friday, September 30, 2022

Trevor Bauer’s defamation case against accuser’s former attorney could be thrown out

Bauer argued he had been defamed in part because Thiagarajah told the Washington Post “there’s no doubt Mr. Bauer just brutalized” the woman, a finding evidence had “established to 100 percent certainty.” Bauer noted the Los Angeles County district attorney declined to charge him with a crime, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman denied the woman’s request for a restraining order.

In his tentative ruling, Selna wrote Thiagarajah spoke in his role as an advocate for the woman. Selna also said Bauer “conspicuously omits” in his complaint Thiagarajah’s subsequent comment in the Post story: “The issue was whether or not she consented to the abuse.”

Wrote Selna: “Judge Gould-Saltman herself stated that [the woman’s] injuries were ‘terrible.’ Bauer does not present any compelling argument as to why Thiagarajah’s using a synonym of the court’s own language misstates the court’s findings. Rather, the state court’s decision to deny [the restraining order] was premised on insufficient evidence of consent and the threat of future harm, not on doubts as to whether Bauer inflicted the ‘terrible’ injuries.”

In her ruling, Gould-Saltman cited “the injuries as shown in the photographs,” which the woman included in the request for the restraining order.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 30, 2022 at 05:59 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Trevor Bauer Faces Sexual Battery Allegations in New Countersuit

In the second incident, the woman says that Bauer choked her in the same manner, once again causing her to lose consciousness, and then began to punch her in the face with a closed fist, causing black eyes, before choking her for a second time. She awoke to “severe pain,” and Bauer repeatedly punched her in the vagina, groin area and the buttocks.

The woman says she was hospitalized after the May 16 incident. Bauer has publicly denied punching the woman or assaulting her “in any way,” stating that the two engaged in consensual “rough sex” with “established rules and boundaries.”

However, the lawsuit alleges details of a conversation between the woman and Bauer from a phone call, which was placed with members of the Pasadena Police Department present, following the May 16 incident. On the call, Bauer “did not dispute that he had punched” the woman in the face or around her vagina, according to the suit. Bauer also allegedly said he should have “clarified” and gotten on the “same page” with the woman about the level of physicality in the encounter. He allegedly added that he would “never get to that point again.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:56 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: sexual assault, trevor bauer

Friday, May 13, 2022

Trevor Bauer’s Dodgers days likely numbered if he wins appeal

The Dodgers are seen as likely to cut embattled pitcher Trevor Bauer and take the financial hit — almost exactly $60 million is left on his then-record $102 million deal — should he win a big enough reduction in his two-year ban that time still remains on his contract.

Though the Dodgers are consistently not commenting on the Bauer situation, they remain PR- and fan-conscious, and key decision-makers are apparently as turned off as MLB by the allegations against Bauer, who drew a record 324-game ban (on top of the 99 games he’d already missed) in his domestic abuse case. That they may not need him – they lead MLB with a 1.78 rotation ERA – is almost beside the point.

There is believed to be little support inside the Dodgers clubhouse for Bauer, a Dodger for a half-year before he agreed to what became the longest administrative leave in sports history. Even beyond the playing field, with universally respected megastars Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers have two iconic sports stars with impeccable reputations, Magic Johnson and Billie Jean King, in decision-making roles, and understand an organization is more than statistics. The Dodgers, with a $290 million payroll, are run by deep-pocketed folks who get the importance of catering to the customer and can afford a financial hit.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 13, 2022 at 05:04 PM | 27 comment(s)
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Friday, April 29, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been suspended for 324 games—two full seasons—effective immediately, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.

Fifteen players have been suspended since Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association unveiled its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy in August of 2015, which grants MLB commissioner Rob Manfred the autonomy to suspend players under “just cause.” Those suspensions—not counting former reliever Felipe Vazquez, who’s serving a jail sentence for sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl—have ranged from 15 to 162 games and were the result of negotiated settlements in which players waived their right to appeal.

Bauer joined the Dodgers in February of 2021 on an inventive short-term contract that would pay him up to $85 million over the course of two seasons, but he didn’t pitch beyond June 28 of the first year.

The following day, a then-27-year-old San Diego woman filed a request for a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) in which she detailed allegations that Bauer assaulted her over the course of two sexual encounters at his Pasadena, California, home in April and May. In her declaration, the woman—whom ESPN has chosen not to name—essentially claimed Bauer took consensual rough sex too far, alleging that he choked her unconscious on multiple occasions, repeatedly scratched and punched her throughout her body, sodomized her without consent and left her with injuries that warranted a trip to the emergency room.

Bauer and his attorneys, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, firmly denied the accusations throughout, calling them “fraudulent” and “baseless” in an initial statement.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 29, 2022 at 03:13 PM | 179 comment(s)
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