In the case of Dodgers’ pitcher Trevor Bauer and the sexual assault allegations levied against him earlier this week, things took an even uglier turn on Wednesday. The Athletic released graphic details of multiple, abusive sexual encounters that we don’t need to re-tell here. But the actions from the encounters made the woman seek a temporary restraining order (ex parte) with her ultimate hope being that Bauer “engage in a medically appropriate therapeutic process where he can receive the treatment he needs to never act this way again,” according to The Athletic.
The Dodgers have already said in a statement that they will not comment on this ongoing matter, seemingly putting the onus of any punishment onto MLB. That could come between now and the next scheduled legal steps for Bauer.
Those next steps come on July 23rd where Bauer and his attorney have a formal ex parte hearing where he can plead his case. Here’s an explanation of that from The Athletic.
An ex parte is a temporary restraining order that does not grant the other party an ability to respond. The accused is notified of the allegations and given a formal hearing — in Bauer’s case, scheduled for July 23 — and opportunity to respond to refute any of the allegations. Bauer’s camp confirmed they plan to take part in the hearing. No formal charges have been filed.
Late on Wednesday night, Larry Brown Sports tweeted a series of text messages between Bauer and the woman provided by the Bauer camp. As you’d expect, the messages are lewd in nature. The post on Twitter was retweeted by Bauer’s agent Rachel Luba.
Trevor Bauer's representatives sent Larry Brown Sports what they say are text messages between Bauer and the woman who has accused him of assault.
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) July 1, 2021
The text messages were allegedly exchanged between the first (April 21) and second (May 15) sexual encounter between Bauer and the woman.
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Bauer is scheduled to start on Sunday against the Washington Nationals.