Trevor Bauer has been silent for some time, but that ended on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, The Washington Post dropped a damning article about how the Dodgers pitcher was the subject of a previous protection order as he currently deals with a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her on two different occasions.
Bauer soon took to Twiter and fired back.
The Washington Post has spent the last six weeks digging into my life and attempting to contact hundreds of female friends and acquaintances with whom they suspect I had some form of romantic relationship – some of whom I haven’t had contact with in over a decade – in an effort to create a false narrative.
Several of these individuals have sent me screenshots of their requests, many shared that they had only positive things to say, and others felt very uncomfortable or harassed by the nature of their requests.
Despite my representatives providing a wealth of contradictory evidence, documents, statements, and background information showing the pattern of disturbing behavior by this woman and her attorneys, The Washington Post opted to ignore much of this information and to run a salacious story disseminating defamatory statements, false information, and baseless allegations from a woman who has not only harassed and physically assaulted me but who also attempted to extort me for millions of dollars last year in exchange for her not coming forward with false claims.
This is a continuation by the woman and her attorneys to make good on their threats to harm me by perpetrating a false narrative. This has been a game to her from the beginning but my life is not a game and I won’t stand by idly and allow this conduct to continue.
Additional information on this woman’s conduct and that of her attorneys can be found in the formal statement from my representatives.
He continued with a statement:
Statement from Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, Mr. Bauer’s Co-Agents:
Mr. Bauer had an on-and-off wholly consensual relationship with the woman from 2016-2019. Despite multiple requests by Mr. Bauer to cease all contact and end their causal relationship after he left Cleveland, the woman persisted in proactively contacting Mr. Bauer in an attempt to continue a relationship.
When he refused, she resorted to threats and filed a bogus protection petition as a ruse to demand millions of dollars.
Upon leaving Cleveland in summer 2019, Mr. Bauer told the woman that he did not wish to see her any longer. She then proceeded to contact him hundreds of times, attempted an unsolicited visit to his new residence in another city, and contacted a third party to share personal details about him in an evident attempt to harm him.
Even though Mr. Bauer had not had any physical contact with the woman in over a year, and all communications between the two since his leaving Cleveland were initiated by her, the woman and her former counsel perpetrated a fraud on the courts in filing for a protection order as a means to threaten and attempt to extort money from Mr. Bauer, demanding $3.4 million for her to ‘remain silent.
When Mr. Bauer, through counsel, refused her demands, and informed her that her conduct was nothing short of extortion, the woman withdrew her protection petition and found new counsel – her then-employer – and threatened a lawsuit.
Mr. Bauer’s counsel informed her new attorney of the woman’s pattern of behavior, extortion attempt, abuse of process, and civil conspiracy, and reiterated he would not pay any money to resolve any issue. Neither Mr. Bauer nor his representatives heard from this individual or her counsel again.
This new news comes as a new court filing from his team suggested the woman accusing him of sexual assault edited photos of herself following the incident to make her injuries appear worse than they were.
Bauer’s legal team also claimed that messages between the accuser and her counsel show she hoped Bauer would “offer me major cash then make me sign an nda” in a settlement, according to the court documents, which were obtained by TMZ.