Trevor Bauer's dating rules include 'no feelings' because he is 'emotionally unavailable'
Major League baseball star Trevor Bauer, accused of assaulting a woman during his sexual encounters with her earlier this year, has some bizarre dating rules. In the light of the news that the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher allegedly subjected the woman identified only as "Ms Hill" in legal papers, to "severe physical and emotional pain," Bauer's self-professed dating rules have surfaced.
In an in-depth profile by Sports Illustrated's Ben Reiter on the player in 2019, Bauer revealed that he has certain rules for his relationships. "I have three rules. One: no feelings. As soon as I sense you're developing feelings, I'm going to cut it off, because I'm not interested in a relationship and I'm emotionally unavailable. Two: no social media posts about me while we're together, because private life stays private. Three: I sleep with other people. I'm going to continue to sleep with other people. If you're not O.K. with that, we won't sleep together, and that's perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends," he said.
The 28-year-old also confessed that he did not think that it was the right time in his life to be settling down although he did want to start a family at some point down the road. "I imagine if I was married at this point, I would be a very bad husband," Bauer told Reiter.
Who is 'Ms Hill'?
We have previously reported that a woman, Ms Hill, obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Following the shocking accusation, MLB All-Star Bauer has not directly spoken to the media but his agent Jon Fetterolf has issued an elaborate statement to deny the allegations. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Fetterolf said, "Mr Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the accuser] beginning in April 2021. We have messages that show [the accuser] repeatedly asking for 'rough' sexual encounters involving requests to be 'choked out' and slapped in the face."
According to TMZ, Bauer has adamantly denied the allegations, terming the 'rough sex' with the woman as "consensual." He reportedly met her online and the pair got together twice. His agent Jon Fetterolf also stated, "In both of their encounters, [the accuser] drove from San Diego to Mr Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, California where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked. Following each of her only two meetings with Mr. Bauer, [the accuser] spent the night and left without incident, continuing to message Mr. Bauer with friendly and flirtatious banter. In the days following their second and final encounter, [the accuser] shared photos of herself and indicated that she had sought medical care for a concussion. Mr. Bauer responded with concern and confusion, and [the accuser] was neither angry nor accusatory."
Fetterolf further added that Bauer has not corresponded with the woman in over a month and has not met her in more than six weeks. "Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications. Any allegations that the pair’s encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law," he said.