- Trevor Bauer was back in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday to hear more testimony from his accuser as she seeks a permanent restraining order against him.
- During Tuesday’s questioning, Bauer’s accuser admitted to having past sexual relationships with two San Diego Padres players.
- More MLB news here.
Day two of testimony in the restraining order hearing involving Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer saw his attorney aggressively question his accuser about text messages she sent to friends and Bauer, as well as past relationships with other Major League Baseball players.
The 27-year-old San Diego woman, who continued to tell her side of the story in L.A. County Superior Court on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times, “appeared flustered by aggressive questioning mid-morning by Bauer’s attorney, Shawn Holley.”
During questioning, Bauer’s attorney brought up his accuser’s sexual history with two other Major League Baseball players.
Holley introduced a series of text messages obtained by Bauer’s legal team containing references to San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and pitcher Mike Clevinger. The texts were reportedly sent to a male friend of Bauer’s accuser.
After acknowledging that she had a sexual relationship with Tatis, the accuser also said she was fired from the Pad Squad, a group of young women who participate in community events on behalf of the Padres, because of that relationship.
About the time of her first sexual encounter with Bauer, the woman said in a message to her cousin: “Trevor is a wackadoodle like Clev.” That message, and the one mentioning Tatis, were not included in the woman’s request for a restraining order. She reluctantly identified Clev as Clevinger.
The woman, who testified Monday that she was an alcoholic from age 15 to 25 before achieving sobriety in January 2020, said the relationship with Tatis occurred in 2019 when she was still drinking and the relationship with Clevinger occurred in October 2020, after she became sober.
When the woman was asked if she considered her relationship with Tatis to be a dating relationship, she replied that it was not.
When pressed for information about her relationship with Clevinger, the woman replied, “He doesn’t need to be brought into this.”
After the judge ordered her to answer the question, Bauer’s accuser confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Clevinger in October 2020.
Damn… @BauerOutage drop that book of God again quote for the homie @Mike_Anthony13
— Lance McCullers Jr. (@lmccullers43) January 13, 2020
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Holley’s questioning appeared to tie in with Bauer’s legal strategy of minimizing the accuser’s relationship with Bauer. They have argued the woman did not have a “dating relationship” with Bauer, and therefore he should not be subject to this domestic violence restraining order in family court.
“Petitioner and Respondent (Bauer) did not have a ‘dating relationship’ as required for a domestic violence restraining order,” Bauer’s attorneys wrote in a court filing. “The California Legislature tailored domestic violence proceedings to apply only to certain intimate relationships. The two sexual encounters between Petitioner and Respondent over less than a month do not satisfy the statutory requirement for such relationships.”
Day 2 of Trevor Bauer started w accuser resuming her testimony on the stand, describing how friends encouraged her to seek medical care following her 2nd encounter w Bauer. “I didn’t want him to help me financially,” she testified. “I didn’t want him to do it to anybody else.”
— Tisha Thompson (@TishaESPN) August 17, 2021
Bauer’s attorney also brought up numerous text messages between the woman and the 30-year-old Dodgers pitcher, many of which have been shared with the public over the past several weeks.
One of the texts, sent to the woman’s cousin, read, “It was consensual but like didnt expect two black eyes!? Like he def took it too far dont you think lol.”
In another text Holley introduced to the court, the woman told Bauer, “Gimme all the pain. Rawr.”
“Did you not think that it was of critical importance to let the court know that you asked for sex to be rougher and harder and that you had never been more turned on? Did you not think it was important to let the court know that?” Holley asked Bauer’s accuser.
“No,” she responded.
Bauer’s accuser, when questioned by her own attorney about the text messages, said, “I lost any chance of giving consent after the first time he choked me.”
She also claimed that before she met Bauer she was informed of his three rules of dating: No feelings. No social media. We can date other people.
Holley also asked the woman about a text message, which was left out of her declaration for a restraining order, in which she wrote to Bauer, “I’ll have my NDA [nondisclosure agreement] signed and sealed.”
The woman replied that she no longer had access to that text message and that she doesn’t remember texting it to Bauer.
She testified she tried to go to urgent care but told by medical professionals there to go to ER because of severity of her injuries. She said she didn’t want to go to the hospital because she knew others would then get involved.— Tisha Thompson (@TishaESPN) August 17, 2021
Also, during her testimony, the woman claimed she was “slut shamed” by a Pasadena police detective when she reported the incident with Bauer to them and that the officer lied to her.
“I was told by the Pasadena Police two different times that they were going to arrest [Bauer],” the woman said.
Testimony continues on Wednesday with one of the accuser’s best friends expected to testify on Wednesday. Bauer expected to take the stand himself at some point this week as well.