Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer files suit against sex abuse accuser

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sued the pistillate who accused him of intersexual battle successful national tribunal Monday, successful a determination that came little than 3 months aft prosecutors decided not to record transgression charges against the athlete.

The San Diego woman, whom the pitcher had met done societal media, had alleged that Bauer bushed and sexually abused her past year. She aboriginal sought — but was denied — a restraining bid against him. Los Angeles prosecutors said successful February determination was insufficient evidence to beryllium the woman's accusations beyond a tenable doubt.

Bauer named the pistillate and 1 of her attorneys, Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah, arsenic defendants successful the lawsuit. The Associated Press does not typically place radical who accidental they person been victims of intersexual assault.

Trevor Bauer Trevor Bauer of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 5th inning astatine Dodger Stadium connected June 12, 2021, successful Los Angeles, Calif. Getty Images

"She wanted to destruct Mr. Bauer's estimation and shot career, garner attraction for herself, and extract millions of dollars from Mr. Bauer," the suit states.

Thiagarajah and Marc Garelick, different lawyer who represents the woman, did not instantly respond to requests for remark Monday.

Bauer was placed connected administrative permission past July 2 nether the associated home unit and intersexual battle argumentation of Major League Baseball and the players' association. The permission has been repeatedly extended and presently expires Friday.

Bauer has continued to beryllium paid his $32 cardinal wage portion connected leave.

After winning his archetypal Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds successful 2020, Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year declaration to articulation his hometown Dodgers. He did not transportation aft June 29 and finished with an 8-2 grounds and a 2.59 ERA successful 17 appearances. He was paid his $28 cardinal wage past year.

Bauer's suit states that "the harm to Mr. Bauer has been extreme" aft the pistillate alleged that helium had choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had anal enactment with her without her consent during 2 intersexual encounters past year.

The pitcher has repeatedly said that everything that happened betwixt the 2 was consensual successful the nights they spent unneurotic successful past April and May astatine his Pasadena home. He said the 2 engaged successful unsmooth enactment astatine her proposition and followed guidelines they agreed to successful advance. Each brushwood ended with them joking and her spending the night.

Last month, Bauer filed a defamation suit against The Athletic and a erstwhile reporter, accusing them of "creating and spreading the mendacious narrative" that helium fractured the woman's skull.

"We're assured successful our reporting and program to support against the claim," Athletic spokesperson Taylor Patterson antecedently said successful a statement.

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