Trevor Bauer has filed an additional lawsuit related to accusations of domestic abuse from previous 12 months.
On Monday, Bauer submitted a suit in the United States District Court docket for the Central District of California Southern Division in opposition to his accuser and her lawyer, Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah, alleging defamation and tortious interference.
Bauer, a 31-yr-previous pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has previously submitted defamation satisfies from Deadspin, The Athletic and former Athletic author Molly Knight related to the exact situation.
“[The accuser] fabricated allegations of sexual assault from Plaintiff Trevor Bauer, pursued bogus prison and civil actions against him, made untrue and malicious statements about him, and produced a media blitz dependent on her lies,” the lawsuit states.
“[The accuser’s] motives for making her false statements and statements are now very clear. She required to wipe out Mr. Bauer’s reputation and baseball profession, garner notice
for herself, and extract thousands and thousands of bucks from Mr. Bauer. [The accuser] was aided in those initiatives by her attorney, Defendant Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah. Whilst a Los Angeles Excellent Court docket Decide rejected [the accuser’s] false allegations and the District Legal professional for Los Angeles County observed them unworthy of criminal charges, the problems to Mr. Bauer has been extreme.”
In February, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced that it would not be urgent charges over the sexual assault allegations the previous Cy Younger winner faced very last 12 months. Before that, a choose in the California Top-quality Court denied the accuser’s request for a restraining order.
Bauer was accused of punching and choking a girl unconscious in the course of sexual intercourse. The pitcher admitted to having tough sexual intercourse with the accuser, but mentioned it was consensual. Throughout the case, Bauer’s attorney claimed the pitcher experienced text messages from the accuser “involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face” and that “the lady spent the evening, and still left without incident, continuing to message Mr. Bauer with helpful and flirtatious banter.”
MLB and the MLBPA agreed to position Bauer on paid out administrative leave in late June. They have continued to prolong it 7 days-by-week through this time.
“After their to start with sexual experience, [the accuser] continued to go after Mr. Bauer so she could have tough sexual intercourse with him all over again, but this time, she instructed Mr. Bauer she desired a rougher sexual working experience,” the match proceeds. “Unbeknownst to Mr. Bauer, who believed [the accuser] was just expressing her sexual choices, [the accuser’s] purpose was to entice Mr. Bauer into having a rougher sexual encounter so she could afterwards declare this sexual experience was not what she asked for and thereby lay the groundwork for a financial settlement.
“To implement her plan, [the accuser] unequivocally advised Mr. Bauer that she was interested in engaging in even rougher sexual intercourse on a second celebration, speaking in explicit element the sexual encounter she preferred. During their next sexual come upon, the two all over again engaged in consensual rough intercourse that involved the rough sexual functions that [the accuser] requested.”
The accommodate promises the accuser filed a wrong police report in which she claimed Bauer of “sexually assaulted her in the course of their second sexual come upon by choking her unconscious on two instances, punching her in the facial area and vagina regularly and scratching her face.”
He denies choking her without her consent, and denies obtaining punched her in the deal with or vagina or scratching her “in any way.”
The lawsuit also alleges that the accuser unsuccessful to preserve digital interaction, stating that she “deliberately deleted scores of text messages, movies, and photographs from her cellphone, together with textual content messages with her two closest confidants right away pursuing her second sexual come across with Mr. Bauer.”
Bauer is currently being represented in the match Blair Brown and Jon Fetterolf of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP and Shawn Holley and Kate Mangels of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley LLP.
Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah, the accuser’s legal professional named in the suit, has not responded to request for comment at the time of publishing.