Trevor Bauer Accuser Indicted on Fraud Charges in Arizona: Report

The woman was reportedly indicted on felony charges of fraudulent schemes and theft by extortion

Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Trevor Bauer in 2021
Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Trevor Bauer in 2021

A woman who accused former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has reportedly been indicted on felony charges of fraudulent schemes and theft by extortion.

According to multiple outlets, including The Athletic, the Associated Press and ESPN, which cited an indictment unsealed in Arizona's Maricopa County Superior Court on April 15, the woman was charged with both felonies. Dated March 19, the indictment claimed Bauer and another person were defrauded in a scheme potentially spanning years, per the AP. The woman's arraignment is scheduled for April 26, according to ESPN.

The unidentified woman previously sued Bauer in December 2022 and accused him of sexual assault and rape, claiming that the former Major League Baseball pitcher got her pregnant. It marked Bauer's fourth sexual assault allegation. According to reports at the time citing the lawsuit, the woman was seeking $3.7 million and an “apology to any women the defendant has sexually humiliated and abused against their consent."

At the time, Bauer's co-agent, Rachel Luba, said that Bauer “categorically denies" the allegations and filed a criminal complaint against the accuser.

Rob Tringali/Getty Trevor Bauer in 2021
Rob Tringali/Getty Trevor Bauer in 2021

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Citing court docs, The Athletic reported that the woman's attorney sent Bauer a demand letter for $3.6 million, following two meetings where the woman requested $1 million from the pitcher. The outlet also reported that Bauer sent her $8,761.09 via five Venmo transactions in 2020 and 2021 “for alleged medical expenses accrued by” her.

In a new video shared to YouTube, Bauer detailed the legal battle by again denying the woman's allegations. "It's been two years since these women and their lawyers attempted to weaponize anonymous claims in the media against me to take my money," he said. "I addressed them at the time and as far as I'm concerned, it's in the past. But if there comes a time in the future where I need to defend myself further, I will not hesitate to do so."

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Bauer — who officially had ties cut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January 2023 after being suspended over allegedly violating the MLB's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy — reiterated in the clip that there were "no claims against me, no ongoing investigations and no outstanding lawsuits."

"If any evidence of any of these claims actually existed, I would have been charged or at the very least arrested, but that never happened," he said. "What else do I have to do to prove that this entire situation is a massive lie? This is insane. At what point do I get to go back to work and continue earning a living."

Bauer served 194 games of a 324-game suspension following the initial allegations. After parting ways with the MLB, he joined the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan before going on to play for Diablos Rojos del México in the Mexican League.

In a statement after cutting ties with Bauer, the Dodgers organization wrote that it "believes that allegations of sexual assault or domestic violence should be thoroughly investigated, with due process given to the accused," adding that it "fully cooperated with Major League Baseball's investigation and strictly followed the process stipulated under MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy."

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