A third woman has come forward to accuse Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of choking her without consent and having sex with her while she was passed out.
The unnamed woman from Columbus, Ohio, claimed Bauer, who was just suspended from the MLB for two seasons over allegations that he punched and choked out a woman during sex in 2021, began abusing her in 2013, the Washington Post reported.
The woman, represented by attorney Joe Tacopina, said Bauer frequently ignored her requests to not choke her to the point of passing out and convulsing, sharing a text message allegedly from him that read, ‘I want to f*** you while you’re completely unconscious.’
She also claims that he slapped her without consent, and had anal sex with her while she was unconscious.
Bauer has denied all allegations that he ever abused any of the alleged victims, posting a response to the newest accusations on Twitter where he claimed to have had a consensual relationship with the Columbus woman between 2013 to 2018.
He’s condemned the latest allegations too, saying the woman who made them introduced Bauer to choking, and that she was an enthusiastic participant in all their sexual activity.
Bauer has branded the woman an extortionist, and released grabs of texts he says show the woman contacted him multiple times as recently as 2019, a year after he’d stopped speaking to her.
He also shared grabs of what he said were explicit photos the woman sent him, but obscured them on his Twitter feed.
A woman from Columbus, Ohio, accused Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of chocking her without consent and then having sex with her after she passed out. She is the third woman to come forward with such accusations against the pitcher, who was suspended from the MLB
Bauer denies the latest allegations against him and claims it was the Columbus woman who introduced him to choking while having sex. He also said that despite their break up in 2019, he continued to receive 139 sexually explicit photos and videos of her
TREVOR BAUER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COLUMBUS WOMAN
The Columbus woman accusing Trevor Bauer of abusing her said the two first met through a dating app in April 2013.
Bauer was a pitcher for the minor league Columbus Clippers when they started dating.
It was early on during their relationship that she claims he started choking her until she passed out during sex, but Bauer claims she was the one who introduced him to it.
She claimed to be ok with choking, but not to the point of unconsciousness.
She said that in January 2014, Bauer ignored her pleas to stop choking her while having sex, leading to convulsions.
That summer, she claims she woke up from being choked to find him having nonconsensual sex with her.
The couple said they broke up by 2018, but text message records from Bauer allegedly show the woman kept messaging him in 2019 and 2020, even after he stopped responding.
Among the messages included sexually explicit images of herself.
Bauer said that despite their break up, he had received 139 sexually explicit photos and videos from her.
‘The incidents she detailed to the Washington Post – and specifically the one that involved non-consensual choking in which she claims to have convulsed and woken up on a hotel floor – absolutely never occurred, in any capacity,’ Bauer wrote.
‘Additionally, at no point during sex or otherwise did I ever hit her.’
Bauer and his representatives claimed the woman had sent him 139 sexually explicit photos and video since 2019, alone, after they had already broken up.
He also posted several text message exchanges between them in 2019 and 2020, where she appeared to keep reaching out to him even though he eventually stopped texting her back.
The Columbus woman said she felt ‘slut shamed’ by Bauer’s statement, and said she had video that he took of her choking as she tried to stop him while they were having sex.
Her lawyer says he’s reviewed it, but it has not been shared further over fears it would be leaked.
She told the Post that the relationship was consensual, but claims Bauer on multiple occasions crossed the line, and that on one occasion she woke up to discover she’d been convulsing after passing out with Bauer’s hands around her neck.
‘I think that he enjoyed pushing the limits where he could because he knew that I wasn’t able to stand up to him or that I wasn’t going to, despite the fact that he knew that wasn’t okay,’ the woman said.
She said she’d suffered an eating disorder while dating Bauer, and that she had low self-esteem that prompted her to make choices she wouldn’t have if she’d been healthier.
The woman said she was prompted to come forward after learning of similar claims made by Bauer made by Lindsey Hill. Bauer is now suing Hill for lying that they’d had non-consensual rough sex, with prosecutors saying there was insufficient proof to charge him over the liaisons.
A third unnamed woman from Ohio sought a restraining order against Bauer in 2020, claiming he’d struck her and choked her without consent during sex, and that he’d sent her threatening messages.
Bauer denies her claims, and the woman’s application for a restraining order was later withdrawn.
She added that she would be willing to testify in the arbitration hearing from Bauer’s appeal against the MLB suspension.
On Friday the MLB suspended the pitcher for 342 games for violating the MLB’s domestic violence policy.
That is equivalent to three years, and the longest suspension in the league’s history. He won’t be paid his $28 million-a-year salary during the suspension.
In a statement league commissioner Rob Manfred said an investigation conducted by the MLB came to the conclusion that Bauer’s conduct violated the policy and warranted a suspension, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The woman who spoke to the Post says she contacted the MLB with her allegations while it was investigating, although it is unclear if they shaped its final ruling.
In accordance to policy, the MLB does not reveal the specific conduct that triggers a suspension.
Bauer shared several text messages between him and the accuser after their break up
Even though Bauer had stopped responding, the woman allegeldy kept sending sexually explicit photos to him along with other messages
Last July Bauer was accused of choking Lindsey Hill of San Diego, into unconsciousness, punching her repeatedly, and forcibly having anal sex without her consent during two sexual encounters.
No charges were brought against him, after Bauer showed messages sent by Hill showing her enthusiasm for rough sex.
Bauer has repeatedly denied the allegations, and this week filed a lawsuit against Hill as well as her lawyer for defaming him.
In February Los Angeles prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove the woman’s accusations beyond a reasonable doubt because of text messages sent by Hill to Bauer in which she indicated she wanted to have rough sex with him.
Trevor Bauer steps out of the courthouse after the last day of the hearings in August 2021. During those hearings, a restraining order imposed upon Bauer against Lindsey Hill was lifted
Bauer says that Hill concocted her a story about non-consensual sex alongside her lawyer Fred Thiagarajah. Thiagarajah told The Washington Post in February 2022 that his client had been ‘brutalized’ by Bauer
Bauer denied the accusations once again following the news of the suspension, which he says he plans to appeal
The Dodgers also released a statement, saying they take all allegations of domestic abuse seriously and that they fully cooperated with the investigation
‘In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence & sexual assault policy,’ he tweeted. ‘I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives & I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.’
Bauer’s team also released a statement, saying they take all allegations of domestic abuse seriously and that they fully cooperated with the investigation.
‘The Dodgers organization takes all allegations of this nature very seriously and does not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence or sexual assault,’ the team’s statement said. ‘We’ve cooperated fully with MLB’s investigation since it began, and we fully support MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy, and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the Policy.’
The Dodgers added that they respect Bauer’s choice to appeal the commissioner’s decision and will not comment further until that process is complete.
Bauer, who is the first of the MLB’s 16 players suspended under baseball’s sexual assault and domestic violence policy to not agree to a negotiated settlement, has the option to pursue an expedited appeal to the league’s independent arbitrator but he will not be able to play during the appeal process, the LA Times reported.
The MLB’s decision comes just days after Bauer’s suit against Hill and one of her attorneys, Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah.
‘She wanted to destroy Mr. Bauer’s reputation and baseball career, garner attention for herself, and extract millions of dollars from Mr. Bauer,’ the lawsuit states.
Bauer was placed on administrative leave last July 2 under the joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy of Major League Baseball and the players’ association.
He has continued to be paid his $32 million salary while on leave.
After winning his first Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to join his hometown Dodgers. He did not pitch after June 29 and finished with an 8-2 record and a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearances. He was paid his $28 million salary last year.
Bauer’s lawsuit states that ‘the damage to Mr. Bauer has been extreme’ after the woman alleged that he had choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had anal sex with her without her consent during two sexual encounters last year.
The Dodgers pitcher (pictured) will be suspended for 342 games, starting Friday, for violating the MLB’s domestic violence policy
The attorney for Bauer’s alleged victim, Bryan Freedman, asked TMZ Sports to publish an unredacted photograph showing his client’s alleged injuries saying the damage could NOT possibly be part of a consensual encounter
The pitcher has repeatedly said that everything that happened between the two was consensual in the nights they spent together last April and May at his Pasadena home. He said the two engaged in rough sex at her suggestion and followed guidelines they agreed to in advance. Each encounter ended with them joking and her spending the night.
Last month, Bauer filed a defamation lawsuit against The Athletic and a former reporter, accusing them of ‘creating and spreading the false narrative’ that he fractured the woman’s skull.
‘We’re confident in our reporting and plan to defend against the claim,’ Athletic spokesman Taylor Patterson previously said in a statement.
At the time of the sexual encounters, Lindsey Hill was 27 years old.
In his lawsuit, Bauer admits to the sexual encounters with Hill but has denied sodomizing her without her consent.
Bauer’s suit accuses Hill of pursuing him after their first sexual encounter to entrap him into a ‘a rougher sexual experience.’
He alleges that she did that ‘so she could later claim this sexual experience was not what she requested and thereby lay the groundwork for a financial settlement.’
The lawsuit says that Bauer earnestly believed that Hill was just expressing sexual preferences during her pursuit of him.
Due to Hill’s allegations, Bauer said that his relationship with the L.A. Dodgers was damaged thus costing him millions of dollars.
Following their liaisons, Bauer alleges that Hill concocted a story to police about sexual assault for financial gain. The suit says that Hill ‘generated a media blitz based on her lies,’ reports ESPN.
Her lawyer, Thiagarajah, is accused in the lawsuit of aiding Hill in creating her story.
Bauer goes on to say that the graphic images of Hill’s face apparently battered and bruised were edited to appear worse, he says that Hill deleted phone records during the investigation and as well as making inconsistent statements.
One text message exchange shows Hill told Bauer her socks must come off when it’s time ‘to choke me out’ and asked him to give her ‘all the pain.’ Hill told the LA County Court in August that she did not mean what she said and was just telling Bauer what ‘he wanted to hear’
The conversation became increasingly sexual as Bauer asks her to describe what she wanted
Initially, Hill alleged that she awoke following her second dalliance with Bauer with a bruised vagina and buttocks, black eyes, swollen and cut lips, scratches as well as bruising on her gums.
In the latest lawsuit, Bauer says that Hill merely had a slightly swollen lip when she exited his home in May 2021.
One section of the suit read, ‘At all times during both sexual encounters, Mr. Bauer respected the boundaries established and agreed upon with [the woman].’
The lawsuit cites alleged text messages that Hill sent to her friends about a potential financial windfall stemming from her relationship with Bauer.’
But Hill claimed in her filing that she consented to have sex with Bauer on two occasions, but said he went overboard by punching her, chocking her unconscious, and sodomizing her without her consent.
Hill suffered injuries as a result of one encounter, including two black eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, significant bruising and scratching to one side of her face, according to her request for a restraining order against Bauer.
Bauer’s attorneys filed text messages between Hill and Bauer and others between Hill and her cousin in which she describes sex with their client as ‘consensual’ but said he ‘took it too far’ by leaving her with black eyes.
In response to the release of the Hill’s text messages, her attorneys provided DailyMail.com with an unredacted photos of their client showing the injuries she allegedly suffered as a result a sexual encounter with Bauer.
‘Look at this picture,’ attorney Bryan Freedman told DailyMail.com in a statement. ‘No one – absolutely no one – can consent to this, logically or legally. Trevor Bauer’s team continues to try to abuse an assault victim. They need to stop. Now.’
Hill’s original filing includes pictures of herself with scratches and bruising on her face and lips. She also said she had bruising on her gums and near her vagina, where Bauer had punched her repeatedly, leaving her ‘crying and violently shaking.’
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show she was diagnosed with ‘significant head and facial trauma.’
In one text exchange, Hill told her cousin that her face was ‘f***ed up’ and asked the cousin not to say anything about the injuries
The woman accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault described their encounters as ‘consensual,’ but said he ‘took it too far’ by leaving her with black eyes, according to text messages released by his attorneys in August
‘It was consensual but like didnt expect two black eyes!?’ Hill wrote her Cousin in the newly released text messages obtained by DailyMail.com. ‘Like he def took it too far dont you think lol.’
Hill said she had sexual encounters with Bauer in April and May, but that both episodes turned violent. She specifically alleged that Bauer punched her in the face, vagina, and buttocks, and strangled her with her own hair until she lost consciousness. Hill was later hospitalized for her injuries.
During one encounter, Hill claims she passed out and found Bauer sodomizing her when she regained consciousness.
‘I agreed to have consensual sex; however, I did not agree or consent to what he did next,’ Hill said in her filing. ‘I did not agree to be sexually assaulted.’
Hill said she was bleeding and struggling to walk after non-consensual anal sex, but added: ‘In my state at that time, I did not think Trevor was a threat to do anything against my will for the remainder of the night.’
Who is Trevor Bauer?
The California-born Bauer ranks among baseball’s best pitchers and won the National League Cy Young award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds in 2020.
He celebrated his impressive 2020 season by inking a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers before the 2021 campaign.
Prior to his successful one-year stint with Cincinnati, Bauer pitched for the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks. He also played collegiately at UCLA where he set a single-season Pac-12 strikeout record.
The following day, Hill said, Bauer asked her jokingly if she was ‘feeling a little sore this morning?’
Hill said she told him that she didn’t enjoy it and said he seemed to understand.
Bauer continued to communicate with Hill over text messages and social media for the next three weeks, discussing baseball and her new job. Some of the conversations were of ‘a sexual nature.’
When the pair met again, Hill said they agreed on a safe word which she says Bauer ignored, choking her until she lost consciousness. When she awoke, he was punching her in the face, she claimed.
‘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,’ she said.
‘Trevor then punched me hard with a closed fist to the left side of my jaw, the left side of my head, and both cheekbones. I remember this vividly and it was extremely startling and painful.
‘I was absolutely frozen and terrified. I could not speak or move. After punching me several times, he then flipped me back onto my stomach and began choking me with hair. I lost consciousness again.’
Hill said that she was crying and shaking after regaining consciousness and that Bauer reportedly began to console her, allegedly saying: ‘You’re safe. I’m here. You’re safe… I would never do those things to you if it wasn’t sexually.’
When she returned from Pasadena to San Diego the following day, Hill experienced severe headaches and began vomiting. After speaking with friends, she checked herself into a local emergency room where she told medical staff what happened to her.
In a subsequent text message exchange included in the petition and reviewed by DailyMail.com, Hill told Bauer that doctors thought the ‘bruises/swelling’ on her face would last another week, but that she wasn’t sure when her ‘head symptoms’ would subside.
‘I just want it all to go away,’ she wrote Bauer.
‘I feel so bad that this happened,’ he responded. ‘Wish I could be there with you through it.’
‘Just grateful that you are showing that you care,’ she wrote.
‘I do. I absolutely do,’ he texted her. ‘Never want to see you hurting.’
After going to the hospital, Hill spoke to multiple San Diego Police Department detectives but said she downplayed the alleged incident as ‘rough sex’ and did not reveal Bauer’s name.
‘I was afraid what Trevor would do if he found out,’ Hill said in the restraining order request. ‘I remain afraid that Trevor will find me and hurt me for going to the hospital.’
In the document, Hill explained that she spoke with Bauer by phone at the instruction of police, who were recording the call.
During that conversation, Hill said she asked Bauer: ‘What did you do to me when I was unconscious?’
In response, he allegedly admitted that he had repeatedly punched her in the buttocks. She said that he changed the topic when she said she did not consent to being punched.
Hill claimed that the call ended with Bauer acknowledging that he punched her and asking how they could move forward and if he could contact her.
‘I told him that he could because I did not know if the police still needed to collect more messages from him as evidence,’ she said. ‘It is my understanding that there is an open criminal investigation. I have not been informed whether the proper authorities intend to arrest and press charges against Trevor.
‘I intend to comply with whatever is requested of me in connection with criminal proceedings,’ she continued. ‘As the shock has worn off, I recognize the seriousness of the sexual assault I endured. I do not want Trevor to put anyone else through what I suffered.’
In one of her last messages to Bauer, Hill claims she told him the best way for him to help her would be to ‘never do this to anyone else ever again.’
‘I would never do anything to hurt anyone,’ he responded. ‘That includes you.’