A restraining order alleges Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer punched and strangled a woman unconscious during sex

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  • A woman has filed a restraining order request against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer.
  • The request alleges that Bauer physically abused her during consensual sex.
  • Bauer strangled the woman until she was unconscious after asking if she’d ever been choked, the restraining order alleges.
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A domestic violence restraining order filed on June 28 alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer physically assaulted a woman with whom he had a consensual sexual relationship.

The 67-page document, obtained by Insider on Wednesday, outlined the disturbing details of a two-month sexual relationship between Bauer and the woman. The woman, who Insider has chosen not to name, alleges that Bauer performed multiple instances of nonconsensual physical abuse, including strangling the woman to the point of unconsciousness and anally penetrating her without consent, according to the order filed by her and attorney Mark Garelick.

California Superior Court granted the alleged victim a temporary domestic violence restraining order in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Pasadena Police Department is investigating the situation, as are the Dodgers and Major League Baseball.

“The order is a result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer where [the woman] suffered severe physical and emotional pain,” Garelick said in a statement on Tuesday. “Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible.”

In a statement provided to Insider, Bauer’s agent Jon Fetterolf denied the allegations of abuse and said the encounters between Bauer and the woman were consensual. The statement said the woman asked for “‘rough’ sexual encounters” and that she and Bauer have not been in contact for over a month.

“Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021,” Fetterolf said. “Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications.”

In response to a request for comment, the Dodgers directed Insider to a statement released on Tuesday.

“The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted Major League Baseball, which will be handling this matter,” the statement read. “The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously but will have no further comment at this time.”

The restraining order contains allegations of multiple instances of physical abuse

According to the document, Bauer and the woman met over Instagram after she attended a Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres in April. She tagged Bauer in her Instagram story of a photo she took at the game, and he allegedly responded to the story via direct message, according to the restraining order request.

The two agreed to meet up at Bauer’s home in Los Angeles on April 21, according to the document, which also said that during their first encounter, she consented to have sex.

While they were having sex, Bauer asked the woman if she’d ever been choked, and she responded, “yes.” She said he then applied light pressure against her neck with his hand, but then put his fingers down her throat in an “aggressive manner.”

According to her account in the restraining order request, she asked him to stop and he did. But she said he then wrapped her hair around her neck without consent or warning, choking her until she fell unconscious. She said she did not know how long she was unconscious, but that when she woke up, she was face down on the bed, and Bauer was engaging in nonconsensual anal sex with her.

She said she was barely able to walk afterwards and was bleeding from her anus. The next morning she told Bauer she was sore and that she didn’t enjoy the anal sex, to which she said he “seemed to be understanding.”

‘I agreed to have consensual sex… I did not agree to be sexually assaulted’

The two continued speaking and allegedly met up again in the early morning of May 16. Prior to sex, she told him not to put his fingers in her mouth and said she thought it was clear she did not want to have anal sex after their conversation following the last encounter.

“I agreed to have consensual sex; however, I did not agree or consent to what he did next. I did not agree to be sexually assaulted,” she said in a written declaration submitted with the restraining order application.

Bauer, she continued, strangled her with her own hair “after about five minutes into sex” and she fell unconscious. She said shortly after she gained consciousness, he began punching her face – and punched her repeatedly with a closed fist on her jaw, side of her head, and cheekbones.

“I remember this vividly and it was extremely starling and painful. I was absolutely frozen and terrified. I could not speak or move,” she said in the application, adding that she could taste blood in her mouth and feel that her lip was split open. “My whole body hurt, and I could not even tell if he was having sex with me.”

She said he choked her until she was unconscious multiple times and that he also punched her vagina and butt. She said she was “crying and violently shaking” and that Bauer repeatedly said, “you’re safe, I’m here.” She said afterwards she could not physically walk to the shower on her own.

The woman reported she was in even more pain the following morning, and had two black eyes, a swollen jaw and cheekbones, scabbed scratches from fingernails on her face, and multiple other bruises and welts, according to the document, which included photos of some of her injuries. She also said she threw up “violently” and had “severe headaches.”

The document said she underwent sexual assault examinations and is cooperating with a police investigation

On May 18, less than two days after the incident, she went to the emergency room where she underwent CT scans telling medical staff the injuries were a result of “rough sex.” San Diego Police Department officers arrived to speak with her about what happened. She said she initially downplayed what happened out of fear and privacy concerns. She did not name Bauer and told police she did not want to file charges.

Medical documents included in the restraining order application said she was diagnosed with “significant head and facial trauma” with signs of a basilar skull fracture.

Police transferred her to another hospital to undergo sexual assault examinations. The next day, two detectives from Pasadena Police Department drove to her home in San Diego, where she gave another statement.

She said Bauer had been messaging her “nonstop” since the incident to ask if she was okay. On May 21, she went to the Pasadena Police Department to conduct a “cold call,” wherein she spoke on the phone with Bauer at the direction of police, who recorded the call, to assist in their investigation.

She said she believes police are still investigating but does not know if Bauer will be charged. She also said Bauer continues to contact her.

“I am deeply concerned that no arrest has been made or charges filed. I feel isolated having to respond to Trevor’s texts, and I suffer extreme stress and anxiety when he sends me messages,” she said. “I have not asked him to stop contacting me because I fear what he will do.”

She said she is seeking the restraining order to ensure Bauer stops contacting her and does not go to her home or anywhere near her.

Bauer’s representatives told Insider that there is a hearing on July 23 where Bauer will have an opportunity to dispute the claims made in the restraining order request. They said they plan to “refute and defend him against the allegations at this hearing.”