Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer is being accused of assault by a woman who was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The woman’s attorney stated that his client suffered “severe physical and emotional pain” at the hands of Bauer.
TMZ was the first to report news of the allegation and restraining order:
Trevor Bauer Accused Of Assault, MLB Star Denies Allegation https://t.co/NQaqSzuBwY— TMZ (@TMZ) June 30, 2021
Bauer’s attorney, Jon Fetterolf, released a statement on Tuesday night downplaying the incident, stating that the physical contact took place in the context of a consensual sexual relationship in which the woman asked to be handled roughly.
Following a TMZ report that police in California are investigating Dodgers star Trevor Bauer for an assault on a woman, Bauer's attorney, Jon Fetterolf, released a statement in which he denied the allegations. ESPN has chosen not to name the woman even though her attorney did. pic.twitter.com/jdSbmNtQma— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 30, 2021
Per the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes, MLB is aware of the allegation and is investigating the matter:
Major League Baseball just became aware of the allegations against Dodgers' starter Trevor Bauer, as published tonight in TMZ, and is looking into the matter, according to the league office.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 30, 2021