Trevor Bauer Speaks For The First Time About Sexual Assault Allegations
This week embattled Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer took to his Youtube page for the first time to speak about his legal issues.
In the video he explains that one of his legal matters, referencing the application by his accuser for a restraining order, “has been resolved.” A Judge denied that request back in August and also dissolved the existing temporary restraining order that had been issued against Bauer.
“The Judge’s detailed decision is available and it speaks for itself,” said Bauer. He referenced an ongoing criminal investigation by the Pasadena police which he said is pending so he cannot discuss it.
Bauer promised to talk about the “false and materially misleading” allegations soon.
He also promised to post more content about baseball culture and entertainment as well as discussion on his personal channel.
Bauer’s administrative leave was extended through the end of the season this year, likely due to the ongoing investigation.
Bauer faced off against his accuser this summer in court after the two had a brief courtship, that resulted in two sexual encounters, involving rough sex, which both started out consensual. His accuser, who released disturbing photos of a battered face including bruising, scratches and a busted lip said that Bauer crossed the line, and began punching her in the face and private regions when she lost consciousness.
Bauer alleged that the accuser requested rough sex and provided text messages showing she wanted to be slapped and choked out.
However, the accuser claimed she wanted light rough sex and never consented to forced anal sex or a beating while unconscious.
She claimed physical and mental trauma from the incident and obtained a restraining order against Bauer. However, in court this August a Judge felt Bauer was not a continuing threat to the accuser.
Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman called the accuser’s injuries “terrible” but wrote,
” If she set limits and he exceeded them, this case would have been clear. But she set limits without considering all the consequences, and respondent did not exceed limits that the petitioner set.”
Bauer claimed consent as his primary defense, initially. League of Justice has extensively covered whether consent can ever be an excuse for serious bodily injury. If a criminal or civil case results, a Judge or jury will have to determine whether the accuser’s injuries are serious injuries under the law.
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Watch the full video here.