This Trevor Bauer case continues to have so many twist and turns and only got crazier this week.
Radar Online reported that a longtime friend of the woman accusing the Dodgers pitcher of sexual assault “has since turned over private messages via text and Instagram to both the PPD and MLB that the friend allegedly exchanged with the woman.”
In those many messages was the victim telling that friend “she allegedly had a past sexual relationship with San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis, Jr., saying she “cant believe I achieved that,” adding that it was the “best sex OF MY LIFE.” The woman alluded to that relationship being “the reason [she] had to resign from the pad squad!”
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“The woman went on to send the friend screenshots of Instagram DMs allegedly exchanged between herself and Bauer, noting that she was “going to his house” that week and “already [has] her hooks in,” adding, “you know how I roll.”
The woman told the friend she was “literally going to get in his head”… “and find pine tar.” She added, “trust me I know what I’m doing.”
The woman said Bauer was “so intriguing to me tho” and that “hes a whackaddodle. Like Clev,” a reference to Bauer’s former teammate and San Diego Padres pitcher Mike Clevinger, who she alluded to knowing.”
One peculiar message shows the woman responding to an Instagram story showing a meme of Tatis mocking Bauer’s one-eyed pitching earlier this year, writing, “Ur welcome for getting in bauers head,” with the money-tongue emoji. That message was dated on April 24th, which would have been after the first alleged violent sexual encounter the woman said she had with Bauer.
“That’s the message that sits kind of strange with me, just being that it’s after their first alleged encounter,” the friend told us, adding that they saw the woman in person shortly after the first alleged violent sexual encounter took place and said, “She mentioned that she had a great time and said something along the lines of – and I’m paraphrasing here – but something like he’s a nice guy and I had a great time. … None of which showed me anything to be concerned about or any signs of a victim being involved.”
Once the news broke last week about Bauer,” the friend reached out to the woman, asking to meet up with her. The friend told the woman they did not want to talk about anything regarding her claims via text.”
“In the exchange, the woman appeared to grow agitated that the friend would not message about the case. The woman referred to PPD as “those corrupt f–kers” and said cops had interrogated her about “setting this up” and how she “joked about his amount of money and how I wanted to be a baseball wife.”
The woman accused the friend of “making this worse for [her]” and said “they are gonna lie and say that im a prostitute and all this crazy s–t. And I know they will bring up my stuff about tatis and clev and whoever.”
“This is extremely disheartening that you even brought it up with me then,” she texted her friend. “In the future, don’t re traumatize a victim who did nothing wrong by doing this.”
The friend replied, “Are you serious? I reached out to you right when this was brought up to me. I asked to speak to you in person. Don’t try to guilt me into feeling bad here. I have done nothing.”
“Usually people don’t forget the people who were there for them in the darkest times. I’m pretty damn hurt right now,” the friend added. “I hope you are ok, and keeping true to yourself. My thoughts are with you. I have nothing more to say on this matter. Please don’t text me.”
Radar spoke to the friend and the friend’s attorney, Daniel Gilleon, about the situation.
“The friend told us they have no personal connection to Bauer, have never met Bauer, and are not even a fan of the Dodgers. This person maintains they are only a friend of the accuser and insists they only want to “do the right thing.”
“This isn’t in the interest of discrediting anybody’s experience or story in the situation; it is purely in the interest of doing the right thing and making sure that the truth and all of the details are out there,” the friend told us.
“This person – up until probably last week, unfortunately – was a friend of mine,” they said. “I had helped this person through a lot of really personal things. I considered them a friend. And I would never bring this up if I didn’t think it was relevant. This is a friend of mine versus somebody that I’ve never met before in my life and have no interaction with.”
They added, “It doesn’t matter if it’s Trevor Bauer or Joe Schmo. This is a criminal case where a person could end up in jail. That’s not something to take lightly.”
MLB and the Pasadena Police Department are conducting separate investigations into Bauer after the woman accused him of choking her until she lost consciousness on multiple occasions, punching her in several areas of her body and leaving her with injuries that required hospitalization over the course of two sexual encounters this year.
Bauer’s co-agents, Rachel Luba and Jon Fetterolf, released a statement.
“We continue to refute [the woman’s] allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies her account of their two meetings,” the statement said.
“Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”
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