Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was the subject of a temporary protection order sought by a different woman in 2020, according to a new report.
According to Gus Garcia-Roberts and Molly Hensley-Clancy of the Washington Post, an Ohio woman sought a protection order against Bauer in June 2020. Photos obtained by the Post show the woman with a bruised face and bloody eyes, which the woman’s attorney claims was caused by Bauer choking and punching her during sex without her consent. Those allegations are similar to those made by a different woman this year, which led to Bauer being placed on leave by the Dodgers and becoming the subject of a police investigation.
The Post also obtained a police report dating to August 2017, in which the Ohio woman attempted to show officers injuries to her eyes she claimed were caused by Bauer. Bauer contacted police, accusing the woman of assaulting him and then refusing to leave. When police arrived, they found the woman noticeably intoxicated, while Bauer alleged she had struck him and showed officers scratches on his arm as evidence. Bauer declined to press charges.
The woman, who was described by the Post as “an adult but not of legal drinking age,” was ultimately arrested for underage drinking. During the episode, she attempted to show officers pictures on her phone that depicted her with red eyes, which she alleged were caused by Bauer on a previous occasion. The Post viewed pictures that the woman’s attorney claimed were the same ones she had attempted to show police, and that they depicted the corners of her eyes filled with blood up to her irises.