Mike Clevinger won't face discipline for allegations of child abuse and violence against Olivia Finestead as MLB concludes probe
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: MLB will not punish Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger for allegations of domestic violence and child abuse. The measure league baseball concluded its probe into the star on Sunday, March 6.
The league had initially opened an investigation into the star after Olivia Finestead, the 24-year-old mother of her now 10-month-old daughter, accused Clevinger of violence when she was pregnant.
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'Mike Clevinger threw an iPad at me when I was pregnant'
In a series of Instagram posts from January, she claimed Mike "threw an iPad at me when I was pregnant," and that "he strangled me." She alleged Clevinger "threw chew spit on our baby" as well. She further wrote, "You really deserve hell. I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, and withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control."
In her rant, she further wrote, "I'm not kidding either when I say his other kid's mother has been cheated on thousands of times even with them under the same roof pregnant and not pregnant. He's truly an evil person."
In a press release on Sunday, the MLB claimed that as part of its investigation, it spoke with more than 15 people, including Clevinger's accuser, about the claims. It also reviewed "thousands of electronic communication records" in relation to the case, but came to a conclusion "barring the receipt of any new information or evidence, the office of the commissioner will not be imposing discipline on Clevinger in connection with these allegations."
It said that Clevinger "has voluntarily agreed to submit to evaluations" by the MLB's joint treatment boards and has agreed to "comply with any of the board's recommendations." MLB said it "will continue to make support services available to Clevinger, his family, and other individuals involved in the investigation."
I had nothing to hide and cooperated fully with MLB: Mike Clevinger
Following the league's announcement, Clevinger is pleased as per TMZ. "I had nothing to hide and cooperated fully with MLB," he said as per the outlet. "I asked everyone not to rush to judgment until MLB's investigation was concluded and I appreciate everyone who had faith in me, including the White Sox organization and my teammates."
'He is getting away clean with everything'
Finestead reacted to the announcement saying, "He is getting away clean with everything." She further said "there were two police reports prior" to hers against Clevinger and "multiple women" have said "the same thing." She added, "I underwent physical, verbal emotional and child abuse," which Clevinger did.
However, Finstead has no proof, "Unfortunately there is not a video of any of it." But to top it all, "Mike putting himself in drug, domestic & family violence therapy has always been my goal since the beginning and he refused to go when I tried to be there for him so I'm glad he's going now."