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Trevor Bauer deals with another sexual attack claims, countersues

A 4th lady has actually implicated previous MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual attack in a suit submitted in Arizona. Bauer has actually countersued the lady for scams, stating she is trying to pester and obtain cash from him in the wake of comparable accusations made by 3 other ladies.

In a changed grievance submitted Tuesday, the lady stated she had an “unexpected pregnancy” after Bauer “strongly sexually attacked” her in December 2020. Bauer’s lawyers, in court filings, explained the circumstance as “a single sexual encounter” that “was consensual.”

The lady, whom ESPN has actually picked not to call, specified in her preliminary grievance that she had actually checked out Bauer at his house in Scottsdale, Arizona, a number of times prior to the attack. Throughout those earlier check outs, he held a “rugged steak knife to her throat” and choked her a number of times, according to her preliminary grievance submitted in December 2022.

She likewise implicated Bauer of by force eliminating her clothing, sexually attacking her and slapping her on December 13, 2020, prior to he utilized her butterfly braids “as a rope to choke me unconscious with my hair.” In the changed grievance, her lawyers specified that the attack led to an unintended pregnancy.

The lady likewise stated in the changed grievance that Bauer “advised that she must not keep any records about what had actually taken place, consisting of the pregnancy, which they need to keep it personal in between themselves.” Her lawyers state in the court records that she “ended up being self-destructive and went to the medical facility” in the weeks after the attack which Bauer later on “knocked” her onto a computer system, breaking the screen, when she had to do with 3 months pregnant. She “chose not to end the pregnancy” however had a miscarriage in April 2021, according to her filing Tuesday.

Bauer “unconditionally rejects” the lady’s accusations, his co-agents Jon Feterrolf and Rachel Luba stated in a declaration Wednesday.

The declaration from Bauer’s agents stated she had actually made a number of million-dollar needs versus Bauer over 2 years, triggering him to submit a criminal grievance versus her. Scottsdale Law Enforcement Officer Aaron Bolin informed The Associated Press on Wednesday that Bauer submitted a criminal grievance on Jan. 24 declaring the lady was attempting to obtain him, however investigators did not suggest charges to Maricopa County district attorneys. Bolin stated there were likewise no charges advised after the lady submitted a grievance versus Bauer on Dec. 20, declaring a sexual attack 2 years previously.

The lady’s lawyers did not right away react to an ask for remark.

Court records reveal Bauer’s lawyers very first rejected her attack accusations in April and countersued for scams, identifying the lady’s claim “harassment.” They stated Bauer has recordings of their discussions, which reveal the lady requested “$ 1.6 million to end the pregnancy.” Bauer supplied the lady more than $8,700 to compensate her for “medical costs supposedly associated to her pregnancy,” according to his court filings, however the lady never ever supplied “any medical records to validate her pregnancy or termination.” Rather, Bauer’s attorneys stated in his countersuit that she had LASIK surgical treatment, which the lady rejected.

Bauer’s countersuit specified the lady “produced her pregnancy to attempt to obtain him for cash,” keeping in mind that she worked with lawyers to send out a need letter for $3.6 million following accusations of sexual attack made by a female in California

The Los Angeles Dodgers cut ties with Bauer in January after the previous Cy Young Award winner got an unmatched suspension following accusations of sexual attack by the lady in California and a minimum of 2 others Bauer has actually rejected their accusations.

The Dodgers’ choice came 2 weeks after an independent arbitrator minimized Bauer’s suspension from 324 video games to 194, restoring him right away however docking his spend for another 50 video games to start the 2023 season.

An MLB source informed ESPN that the league spoke with the Arizona lady however eventually did not utilize her proof in the arbitration hearing, relying rather on proof provided by others, consisting of the lady in California.

Once the highest-paid gamer in MLB, Bauer, 32, is presently pitching for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan

The Arizona lady is taking legal action against Bauer for attack, battery and psychological distress, asking a judge to award her compensatory damages “to penalize Offender for his conduct and to discourage Offender from participating in such conduct in the future.”

Bauer’s countersuit implicates the lady of scams connecting to the $8,700 he provided her for medical costs and requests compensatory damages and lawyers’ charges.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott Blaney has actually arranged discovery to happen throughout most of this year, with both sides concurring they will be prepared for a jury trial by May 2024.

ESPN’s William Weinbaum and The Associated Press added to this report.

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