Major League Baseball has launched its own investigation into the sexual abuse allegations against Trevor Bauer, and the league is taking several angles.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, MLB investigators are conducting “a series of investigations” related to Bauer. The league has spoken with the attorney for the reported victim and expects to speak directly with the accuser in the next few days. League officials also want to speak with Bauer, but it’s unclear when that will happen. In particular, any conversation Bauer has with MLB would be subject to a subpoena as part of the Pasadena Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the allegations.
MLB investigators are also reportedly delving into Bauer’s personal story. The league wants to know if there have been any other incidents involving Bauer that it is not aware of. This is similar to how the league has conducted other investigations related to the sport’s domestic violence policy.
The MLB investigation into Bauer’s allegations is running concurrently with the police investigation, which Police said it has gotten bigger than originally expected.
Bauer has been accused of assaulting a woman with whom he had two sexual encounters this year. The woman claims that the encounters began as consensual before going beyond what she consented to. She sought medical attention for the injuries she sustained after their second encounter, which was on May 15. read their accusations here.
Bauer says that the woman was looking for rough sex with him and that everything was consensual. Your legal team provided Larry Brown Sports conversations via text message that Bauer and the woman allegedly shared between their two encounters.
The woman has been granted an ex parte restraining order, which is granted based solely on allegations. Bauer will have an opportunity to respond on July 23. The Pasadena Police Department is investigating the incident, but Bauer has not been charged with a crime.