A woman is accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of assault stemming from a sexual encounter earlier this year.
According to TMZ Sports, the Pasadena Police Department is investigating the alleged assault, which occurred in May, and the victim was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The woman’s attorney, Marc Garelick, alleged in a statement that his client “suffered severe physical and emotional pain” as a result of a “recent assault” from Bauer.
In a statement Tuesday, Garelick said:
“Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible. We anticipate there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and it is our hope law enforcement will take our client’s allegations and case seriously.”
Bauer’s agent, Jon Fetterolf, also released a statement denying the allegations. He described Bauer’s relationship with the woman as “consensual” and also called her allegations “baseless” and “defamatory.”
Via ESPN’s Jeff Passan: