Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer stands accused of strangling a woman he was having sex with until she lost consciousness, repeatedly punched her in the face during intercourse, and subsequently leaving her with injuries that required hospitalization.
Those claims and more were made by the woman in a domestic violence restraining order filed against Bauer on Monday, as reported by Josh Peter, Tom Schad and Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today.
According to the woman, the first time she and Bauer met he used her hair to choke her out. Then when she regained consciousness, he was reportedly penetrating her anally. In a meeting that occurred three weeks later, Bauer allegedly punched her in the face, vagina and buttocks and left her with what was described by medical officials as “significant head and facial trauma.”
Bauer, for what it’s worth, maintains that the pair engaged in consensual rough sex.
In a series of text messages sent to Larry Brown Sports, Bauer’s team paints a different picture than the one offered by the accuser.
Trevor Bauer’s representatives sent Larry Brown Sports what they say are text messages between Bauer and the woman who has accused him of assault.
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) July 1, 2021
Violence involving athletes and women, albeit for varying reasons, has become a common thing over the past year. Whether it’s Los Angeles Lakers players allegedly beating their girlfriends on camera or NFL players going insane and causing life-changing injuries because their girlfriends refused to bow to them – it has just been one issue after another.
The accuser in this particular case was granted an ex parte restraining order by the court. Bauer is scheduled for a hearing on July 23 to respond. At that point, a bit of clarity on this specific situation will likely emerge.
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