MLB Fans React To Trevor Bauer Filing Lawsuit Against ‘Deadspin’ For Defamation

MLB Fans React To Trevor Bauer Suing Deadspin For Defamation

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s future is still up in the air. After missing almost all of the 2021 Major League Baseball season he is trying to make his way back to the mound after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to charge him with any crimes.

“After a thorough review of all the available evidence, including the civil restraining order proceedings, witness statements and the physical evidence, the People are unable to prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” read a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

With that legal hurdle out of the way, Bauer is now seeking to clear his name with a defamation lawsuit against the website Deadspin. The lawsuit specifically targets Deadspin managing editor Chris Baud and the website’s parent company, G/O Media.

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Back in July of 2021, Deadspin published an article quoting The Athletic which stated that Bauer fractured the skull of his accuser.

Bauer refuted that report and The Athletic and other media outlets issued corrections. Deadspin, however, did not do so until much later.

Trevor Bauer’s defamation lawsuit against Deadspin claims they “deliberately avoided the truth”

According to Trevor Bauer’s lawsuit, his representatives reached out to Deadspin on three different before any correction was ever published.

The lawsuit also claims that Deadspin conducted “a years-long effort to harass Mr. Bauer, impugn his reputation, and spread falsehoods about him.”

It also stated that the Deadspin article “was the culmination of an unrelenting campaign by Deadspin to defame and impugn Mr. Bauer. For years Deadspin repeatedly and maliciously targeted Mr. Bauer, accusing him of harassment and misogynistic behavior.”

The full lawsuit filing can be viewed here.

Reactions from the MLB fan community to Trevor Bauer’s lawsuit announcement went from one extreme to the other.

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