Mike Clevinger threatens to sue radio station that interviewed accusers of domestic violence
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger has been charged with domestic violence and child molestation against his 10-month-old child.
Pitcher’s accuser Olivia Finestead hopped to 670TheScore in Chicago this weekend for an interview he called “really trashy” and “kind of lowlife stuff.”
In the interview, Finestead – the mother of Clevinger’s child – slammed the right-hander for playing victim during his spring training media session, echoing her earlier feelings.
“For him to sit there and say, ‘Oh, poor me on my first day [of Spring Training]?’ For example your poor baby. Your poor other kids,” Finestead said. “He’s just so conceited and such a narcissist that he will deny, lie and project any day. He just is.”
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“It’s the world we live in,” the 32-year-old pitcher said in response to the interview. “Everyone wants the clicks. It doesn’t matter what the real truth is. Everyone will stop and look at the car accident, but nobody will stop and smell the flowers. That’s the way the world is. But that was really trashy of them. That was some lowlife stuff right there.
“My lawyers are watching,” he continued. “My lawyers are contacting them and they’ve probably already sent a cease-and-desist letter for defamation. So [they] just got involved in this too, so good for them.
Clevinger is currently under investigation by Major League Baseball following the allegations. Earlier this week, the pitcher said he trusts the league’s process.
“I trust MLB’s process, I really do,” he said. “I think there’s a reason I’m sitting in front of you today. I’m just asking everyone to wait before rushing to judgment. Wait until the actual facts are out there, wait until there is actual evidence, and then make your decision on who you think I am.”
The allegations surfaced on Jan. 24, when Finestead posted a photo of marks on her body with accompanying words claiming the injuries were “back when he threw an iPad pregnant at me” and “finally gone when he strangled me.” “. The alleged incidents happened last year when Clevinger was a member of the San Diego Padres.
“Mike Clevinger you really deserve the hell I’ve been silent for almost a year now and you continue to secretly abuse your child,” she said, adding that the pitcher “threw chewing spit on our baby.”
“I hope the @MLB does what they’re supposed to do and puts him in the therapy he needs, maybe even a little suspension (sic) so he can take some time off to really think about why he’s caring for his kids and their mothers.” abused,” Finestead wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time.
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Clevinger signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the White Sox in December, but the team says they were not made aware of the allegations when he was signed.
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox fully support the common policies shared by the MLB and MLBPA on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse,” the team said in a statement the athlete. “MLB launched an investigation after learning of these allegations. The White Sox were unaware of the allegations or the investigation at the time of his signing. The White Sox will not comment until MLB’s investigation process is complete.”
In August 2020, Clevinger broke COVID-19 protocols in the process play with Cleveland and was placed on the team’s restricted list. Later that month he was traded to San Diego. The pitcher underwent surgery by Tommy John after that season and returned in 2022 in 23 games (22 starts).
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From 2017 through 2020, Clevinger averaged a 2.96 ERA and hit 10.2 batters per nine innings. Last season, however, his ERA skyrocketed to 4.33 from 7.2K/9 – both his worst stats since his rookie season in 2016.
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