Attorneys for Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Trevor Ball denied that his client did any wrongdoing after the allegations of assault emerged.
Jon Fetterolf, an attorney and attorney for Major League Baseball players, issued a statement denying the allegations of assault first reported by TMZ on Tuesday night.Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant William Grisaf confirmed Weekly newspaper The department “is investigating allegations of assault involving Mr. Bauer.” According to reports, the attack allegedly took place in Pasadena on or around May 16. Los Angeles Times.
“Mr. Bauer had a brief and completely voluntary sexual relationship, [the accuser] From April 2021,” Fetrov said in a statement Weekly newspaper. “We have a message to show [the accuser] Repeated requests for “rough” sexual contact, including requests for “suffocation” and slaps. In the encounter between the two, [the accuser] Drove from San Diego to Mr. Ball’s residence in Pasadena, California, where she continued to decide what she wanted from him, and he did so. “
“After she met with Mr. Bauer only twice, [the accuser] After one night, I left without incident and continued to message Mr. Ball with friendly and frivolous jokes,” he continued. “In the days after their second and last meeting, [the accuser] Shared a photo of herself and stated that she sought medical care due to a concussion.Mr. Ball responded with concern and confusion, and [the accuser] Neither angry nor accusing. “
Marc Garelick, the attorney for the woman who made the charges, said in a statement obtained Weekly newspaper His client “seeked and obtained” a restraining order against Bauer under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Garelik said that the protection order was sought after “Mr. Bauer’s recent attack,” and his client “suffered severe physical and psychological pain.”
“Our goal is to prevent Mr. Bauer from contacting our customers in any way possible,” Garelik said. “We expect to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr. Bauer, and we hope that law enforcement agencies will take our customers’ allegations and cases seriously.”
Fetrov insisted that the plaintiff “submitted the protection order based on non-existent and fraudulent, and deliberately omitted key facts, information and her own related communications.” He said that Bauer and the woman have more than six I didn’t meet for a week, and there was no communication of any kind for more than a month, and then asserted that “the allegation that the encounter between the two is not 100% mutually agreed is baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Ball is generally considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, and he won the prestigious Cy Young Award in 2020. After signing a $102 million contract with the Dodgers in February, he moved to California this year.