Trevor Bauer denies claim in prosecutor’s defamation lawsuit

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during 2021 mlb seasonTrevor Bauer faced serious allegations of sexual assault which he vehemently denied.

After a lengthy investigation into his conduct, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided against the coercion charges. against dodgers pitcher, In a statement, the DA’s office explained that they were unable to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt:

Umpire Ted Barrett #65 checks the cap and gloves of Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign substances after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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“After a thorough review of the available evidence, including civil restraining order proceedings, witness statements and physical evidence, people are unable to substantiate the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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Major League Baseball, however, issued a two-year ban following his investigation, which Bauer is contesting.

In connection with the charges being dropped, Bauer filed a defamation suit against his accuser, stating that he “fabricated allegations of sexual assault,” “pursued bogus criminal and civil actions,” “false and malicious statements” and “generated a media blitz” based on his lies, in an attempt to “destroy” Bauer’s reputation, “draw attention to himself” and “extort millions of dollars”.

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Bauer’s lawsuit also states that his career has been “extremely” damaged and that the accuser’s motivation was to destroy his reputation:

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws the first pitch of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws the first pitch of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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,[The accuser’s] His intention to make false claims and statements is now clear. She wanted to destroy Mr. Bauer’s reputation and baseball career, gain attention for herself, and extort millions of dollars from Mr. Bauer. [The accuser] His lawyer, defendant Niranjan Fred Tyagaraja, assisted in those efforts. Although a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed [the accuser’s] The false allegations and the Los Angeles County District Attorney found him ineligible for criminal charges has caused Mr.

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Now, Bauer’s accuser is denying those claims, denying in his response that his allegations were not “false, fabricated or bogus.”

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The filing also denies that the allegations were not “misleading” or “outrageous,” and that photos of her condition were “altered or filtered.”

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The conclusion of Bauer’s defamation suit and his appeal for the suspension of MLB remain to be seen.

But the lack of charges and the removal of the restraining order against him suggest that MLB’s sentence was unfair.

If Bauer is able to prove that the allegations were defamatory, it would go a long way toward clearing his name entirely, given how difficult it is to prove defamation.

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As things stand, there is a non-zero chance that he never pitches in MLB again, so this lawsuit could be a turning point for his future career opportunities.

It should come as no surprise that the accuser is denying his allegations, but it does indicate that the situation has a long way to go before it can be resolved.