Trevor Bauer’s Accuser Files Counterclaim, Alleges Sexual Battery
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Pitcher is now being countersued by the woman who initially accused him of sexual assault last year. The suit was filed on Tuesday in federal court. In it, Bauer’s accuser Lindsey Hill alleges that Bauer is “leveraging his considerable resources to file a meritless lawsuit” against her because she chose to “exercise her legal rights in speaking with the proper authorities about what had happened.”
Bauer recently sued Hill for defamation, claiming she lied about the alleged sexual assault and doctored photos of her alleged injuries.
According to Bauer’s lawsuit, Hill ‘fabricated allegations of sexual assault’ to create a ‘media blitz’ and ‘extract millions of dollars’ from Bauer. The filing said ‘the damage to Mr. Bauer has been extreme.’ Hill accused Bauer of choking her, punching her and sodomizing her.
The countersuit filed by Hill says, “Bauer’s disgraceful message is clear: battered women should remain silent, because neither the police nor the courts will protect them from a rich man scorned.”
It also claims Hill is entitled to damages for “economic harm, loss of earnings, and other damages.” Hill is also seeking “punitive and exemplary damages from Bauer according to proof at trial.”
Bauer admitted the two had sex on two occasions but claimed it was wholly consensual. Bauer has denied the allegations made against him by Hill and a Judge decided not to grant Hill a permanent restraining order. Local authorities declined to charge Bauer with anything, following an investigation into the matter.
Major League Baseball placed Bauer on administrative leave on July 2, 2021. Bauer was then issued a 324-regular season game (2-year) suspension on April 29, 2022. Bauer is reportedly appealing the decision.
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