Who is Olivia Finestead? Woman accuses White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger of domestic violence, child abuse
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Mike Clevinger, a baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of MLB, has been accused of domestic violence and child abuse by his 10-months-old daughter's mother Olivia Finestead. Now, he is under investigation by Major League Baseball. The mother took to her Instagram to accuse the athlete of the wrongdoings and also shared images of her injuries. Finestead explains that she has been in touch with the MLB’s Department of Investigations since this summer.
The 24-year-old wrote, "You really deserve hell. I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control." She tells The Athletic that Clevinger slapped her in a hotel room when the Padres were playing the Dodgers in June 2022. She went on to call him a “huge drug addict,” addicted to using mushrooms and acid daily. Clevinger’s agent, Seth Levinson, also tells the outlet, "We need to fairly and thoroughly protect our client and at the same time be respectful of the White Sox and MLB. We need time before responding.” On the other side, The White Sox have claimed that they were not aware of these allegations against Clevinger when they rolled out a one-year, $12 million deal.
Who is Olivia Finestead?
Finestead is 24 years old and is the founder of Pms Less which is a supplement for PMS relief as per their Instagram bio. It also suggests that she is planning to open up a "Non GMO, USDA Organic" superfood brand called Live Finest. She has also claimed that she is in touch with another woman Clevinger has reportedly assaulted. Finestead shared a screenshot of the message from one of them and claimed that he threatened the mother of his other children - daughters born in 2016 and 2017. She writes, "Mike, the star would be an apology to ALL of your kids and your kids’ mothers. You’re doing the opposite by continuing what you’re doing behind lawyers, denying and lying. I gave you chances privately. You chose this."
'Absolutely abhorrent behavior'
One user said, "I’m sadly not surprised just by his close association with Bauer. They prob have gotten away with this for longer than any of us realize. This is definitely unacceptable behavior to any woman and child." Another user tweeted, "Mike Clevinger cannot throw another pitch in MLB if the sport wants to remind its athletes that abuse towards women is a zero-tolerance policy." One more person said, "Of course #MikeClevinger is being investigated for abusing hisbwife and 3 kids. His appearance is the epitome of trailer park trash. #Padres were smart to not re-sign this Gomer-pile creep-stache."
I’m sadly not surprised just by his close association with Bauer. They prob have gotten away with this for longer than any of us realize. This is definitely unacceptable behavior to any woman and child.— andrew mitchell (@a_mitchell19) January 24, 2023
Mike Clevinger cannot throw another pitch in MLB if the sport wants to remind its athletes that abuse towards women is a zero-tolerance policy.— Ryan Garcia (In the Lab🧪) (@RyanGarciaESM) January 24, 2023
One angry user wrote, "Mike Clevinger looks exactly like a guy who would be involved in a domestic dispute." Another user said, "Just saw what Mike Clevinger's victim posted on her Instagram story. Fire this guy in to the sun. Absolutely abhorrent behavior." One more user said, "I remember when a Twitter account surfaced in 2019 about Mike Clevinger. The account claimed it was the mother of his first two kids. Nothing really happened with it but now it all seems relevant."
Mike Clevinger looks exactly like a guy who would be involved in a domestic dispute. pic.twitter.com/pEQB5nBVFT— Chris From NJ (@Chris_from_NJ) January 24, 2023
Just saw what Mike Clevinger's victim posted on her Instagram story.— Mitchell Nagy (@mryannagy) January 24, 2023
Fire this guy in to the sun. Absolutely abhorrent behavior.
I remember when a Twitter account surfaced in 2019 about Mike Clevinger. The account claimed it was the mother of his first two kids. Nothing really happened with it but now it all seems relevant.— Chelsea Parker (@chelseabrooke) January 24, 2023
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