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Major League Baseball has extended Trevor Bauer, Los Angeles Dodgers' starting pitcher, for an additional six weeks because of an investigation into sexual assault allegations.
Bauer, 30 years old, was placed first on administrative leave in July 2.
This report is coming after a judge denied a woman's request to have a permanent restraining or order against Bauer on Thursday. The judge's decision, according to Bill Shaikin of Los Angeles Times, will not affect MLB's investigation immediately.
The woman filed for a domestic violence order against the pitcher after he allegedly assaulted her twice. Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports that the assaults involved Bauer punching her in the head, vaginal, and buttocks, and sticking his fingers down her throat. He also strangled her until she was unconscious multiple times.
The second assault allegedly left the woman with "two black eyes", a bloodied lip, severe bruising, and scratching on one side of her head.
She claimed that Bauer entered her anally without her consent while she was unconscious.
She claimed that her first encounter with Bauer was consensual. However, Bauer became more aggressive and began to stick his fingers down her throat.
The woman claimed that Bauer had made her agree to a safe term, but then choked her again to the point she was unconscious. Bauer began punching her when she regained consciousness. The woman claimed that Bauer then choked her again with her hair until she lost consciousness.
Bauer and his legal team maintained that the encounters were entirely consensual.
Jon Fetterolf, his agent, stated in June that Mr. Bauer had a brief, consensual relationship with [the woman] starting in April 2021. We have received messages showing that [her] asked repeatedly for 'rough' sexual encounters, including requests to be 'choked-out' and slapped in her face.
The Pasadena Police Department had previously opened an investigation into the matter. Shaikin noted after Thursday's ruling, that the department might still be considering whether criminal prosecutions should be filed.