Trevor Bauer has submitted another lawsuit associated to accusations of domestic abuse from very last 12 months.
On Monday, Bauer filed a match in the United States District Courtroom for the Central District of California Southern Division against his accuser and her lawyer, Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah, alleging defamation and tortious interference.
Bauer, a 31-12 months-previous pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has beforehand filed defamation suits in opposition to Deadspin, The Athletic and previous Athletic author Molly Knight associated to the same circumstance.
“[The accuser] fabricated allegations of sexual assault versus Plaintiff Trevor Bauer, pursued bogus legal and civil actions against him, produced bogus and destructive statements about him, and generated a media blitz based on her lies,” the lawsuit states.
“[The accuser’s] motives for generating her untrue promises and statements are now crystal clear. She wished to wipe out Mr. Bauer’s standing and baseball occupation, garner focus
for herself, and extract tens of millions of pounds from Mr. Bauer. [The accuser] was aided in those initiatives by her legal professional, Defendant Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah. While a Los Angeles Outstanding Court docket Judge turned down [the accuser’s] phony allegations and the District Lawyer for Los Angeles County observed them unworthy of criminal charges, the hurt to Mr. Bauer has been severe.”
In February, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office environment declared that it would not be urgent charges over the sexual assault allegations the previous Cy Young winner faced very last year. Just before that, a decide in the California Remarkable Court denied the accuser’s ask for for a restraining purchase.
Bauer was accused of punching and choking a girl unconscious in the course of sexual intercourse. The pitcher admitted to obtaining rough sex with the accuser, but mentioned it was consensual. During the circumstance, Bauer’s attorney claimed the pitcher experienced textual content messages from the accuser “involving requests to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face” and that “the female spent the evening, and still left without incident, continuing to information Mr. Bauer with pleasant and flirtatious banter.”
MLB and the MLBPA agreed to position Bauer on paid out administrative go away in late June. They have ongoing to prolong it 7 days-by-7 days all through this year.
“After their very first sexual come across, [the accuser] ongoing to go after Mr. Bauer so she could have rough intercourse with him once again, but this time, she instructed Mr. Bauer she needed a rougher sexual working experience,” the accommodate proceeds. “Unbeknownst to Mr. Bauer, who believed [the accuser] was just expressing her sexual tastes, [the accuser’s] target was to entice Mr. Bauer into owning a rougher sexual expertise so she could afterwards claim this sexual experience was not what she asked for and thus lay the groundwork for a financial settlement.
“To apply her strategy, [the accuser] unequivocally told Mr. Bauer that she was interested in engaging in even rougher intercourse on a second occasion, communicating in express depth the sexual working experience she preferred. For the duration of their second sexual come across, the two once again engaged in consensual tough sexual intercourse that involved the rough sexual acts that [the accuser] requested.”
The fit claims the accuser filed a phony police report in which she claimed Bauer of “sexually assaulted her for the duration of their second sexual face by choking her unconscious on two situations, punching her in the confront and vagina consistently and scratching her facial area.”
He denies choking her with no her consent, and denies possessing punched her in the experience or vagina or scratching her “in any way.”
The lawsuit also alleges that the accuser unsuccessful to protect electronic conversation, indicating that she “deliberately deleted scores of text messages, movies, and photographs from her cellphone, such as text messages with her two closest confidants quickly following her second sexual experience with Mr. Bauer.”
Bauer is getting represented in the accommodate 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 lawyer named in the fit, has not responded to request for remark at the time of publishing.