One day after news broke that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer had been accused of assault, details of his accuser’s account of their interactions has surfaced, via ESPN.
In a copy of the temporary ex parte order obtained by ESPN, the 27-year-old woman said: “I am deeply concerned that no arrest has been made or charges filed.” While asking the court to issue a no-contact order that would prevent Bauer from coming within 100 yards of her, the woman provided graphic details of two meetings with Bauer and photographs that show two black eyes, scratches on her face and bruised and cut lips.
She said that the first time she and Bauer met, he used her hair to choke her unconscious. When she awoke, she said, he was penetrating her anally. About three weeks after their first meeting at his home in Pasadena, California, she agreed to return. In that meeting, she said, he punched her in the face, vagina and buttocks and left her with what doctors called “significant head and facial trauma.”
“I agreed to have consensual sex,” the woman said in a declaration given under the penalty of perjury. “However I did not agree or consent to what he did next. I did not agree to be sexually assaulted.”
The alleged assaults are said to have taken place April 21 and May 16.
The report continues:
“The woman’s declaration, first made public by The Athletic on Wednesday, begins April 18, when she tagged Bauer in an Instagram post. He sent her a direct message, and they agreed to meet at his house. After talking for hours, she said, they retreated to Bauer’s bedroom, where they began having sex. Bauer, she said, started pulling her hair and put his fingers down her throat “in an aggressive manner.” She asked him to stop.
Without asking in advance, she says, he wrapped her long hair around her neck and choked her until she passed out. The woman said she woke up face down on the bed to Bauer assaulting her from behind. “It was extremely painful,” she said, adding that she later had anal bleeding. The next morning, the woman said, Bauer asked: “You feeling a little sore this morning?”
They continued to communicate. In a series of texts provided by Bauer’s representatives — and not shown in the woman’s exhibits in the protective order — the woman initially referenced being choked until losing consciousness and responded affirmatively when Bauer asked if she wanted to do that again. The woman did the same when Bauer referenced slapping her in the face.
A week later, she went to Pasadena for the second time. He asked her, she said, for a safe word — a word she could use if she was uncomfortable during sex. He asked her, she said, what was off limits. She told him no fingers in her throat.”
The woman said Bauer wrapped her hair around her neck and choked her unconscious again. When she awoke, she said, “Trevor began punching my face. This was the first punch I felt but it is very possible that Trevor had already been punching and scratching the right side of my face while I was unconscious.”
Bauer followed, she said, with closed-fist punches to the left side of her jaw, the left side of her head and both cheekbones. The woman said she was “frozen and terrified” and “could not speak or move.” He choked her again, she said, and punched her in the vagina. She said she started “crying and violently shaking,” at which point Bauer said: “You’re safe. I’m here. You’re safe.” He later added, according to her account: “I would never do those things to you if it wasn’t sexually.”
Bauer, who signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers in February and is being paid $40 million this year after winning the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, plans to deny the account during a July 23 hearing, according to his representatives.
Their statement issued Tuesday denied that Bauer had assaulted the woman, calling their encounters “wholly consensual.” Bauer’s representatives also provided a series of messages that show the woman inviting rough sex and talking about how she wants him to “gimme all the pain” and “choke me out.”