Olivia Finestead publicly disclosed the allegations in an Instagram post on Tuesday. Clevinger, a 32-year-old right-hander and six-year major league veteran, has agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal as a free agent announced on May 4. twelfth.
“MLB has opened an investigation after learning of these allegations,” the team said in a statement. “The White Sox was not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time he signed the contract. The White Sox will not comment until MLB’s investigation is concluded.”
Jay Reisinger, Clevinger’s attorney, issued a statement saying, “Mike categorically denies Ms. Finestead’s allegations.”
Reisinger said: “He never harmed Miss Finestead or his daughter. “We will not comment on Ms. Finestead’s motives for making these false allegations. Her baseless threats and accusations over the past few months have unfortunately escalated, culminating in a climax. The most recent are threats that deeply concern Mike and his family.The threats and her abuse are well documented.The simple fact is that Mike did nothing wrong. . He is a loving and caring father. We have advised Mike not to comment on this matter.”
Finestead said she was the mother of Clevinger’s child and accused him of fathering two other children that were not hers. She posted a picture of her injuries with the words that the injuries were “from when he threw an iPad at me I was pregnant” and “finally left when he choke me.”
“Mike Clevinger,” she added, “you really deserve to be damned. I’ve been silent for almost a year now and you continue to covertly abuse your child.” She said Clevinger “was spitting at our baby.”
The Athletic reports Finestead told the outlet that she informed MLB of her allegations last summer.
The Associated Press usually does not identify victims of domestic violence or sexual assault unless they agree to name or make their allegations public, as Finestead has done.
Dodgers Vase Trevor Bauer was suspended for two seasons by MLB last April under its domestic violence policy following an investigation that began the previous July. The suspension was reduced to 194 games by the referee last month, and the Dodgers announced the winner of the 2020 NL Cy Young Award. The suspension cost Bauer more than $37 million from a 3-year contract. his $102 million through the 2023 season.
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