Trevor Bauer argues video exhibits accuser ‘smirking and unhurt’

The video lasts 9 seconds, with no sound. Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer seems to be asleep in mattress, with a masks over his eyes. Subsequent to him in mattress, his attorneys say: the lady whose sexual assault allegations towards Bauer triggered the investigation that resulted in his two-year suspension from Main League Baseball.

The lady took the video herself, in line with attorneys for Bauer. On Tuesday evening, in asking a federal courtroom to throw out the lady’s declare towards Bauer for sexual battery, the attorneys included of their courtroom submitting a video they mentioned was obtained from the Pasadena Police Division and brought at Bauer’s house after he allegedly injured her throughout a sexual encounter on Might 16, 2021.

“She appears to be willingly in bed with a sleeping Mr. Bauer, and is smirking and uninjured,” the attorneys wrote. Within the video, no facial accidents are obvious.

In denying the lady a restraining order towards Bauer, a choose final yr mentioned the lady was “not ambiguous about wanting rough sex in the parties’ first encounter and wanting rougher sex in the second encounter.” But the choose additionally mentioned the lady’s “injuries as shown in the photographs are terrible.”

Bauer beforehand had mentioned in courtroom filings that “the pictures did not reflect what she looked like when she left” his home that day, however the video is the primary proof in help of that allegation.

Within the lady’s declare, her attorneys mentioned Bauer had mentioned the incident in a name taped by police and “did not dispute that he had punched Hill and that doing so resulted in black eyes.”

The lady’s attorneys additionally mentioned Bauer had punched her within the buttocks, vagina and groin, areas not proven within the video. The lady was examined in a hospital later that day, the place she was identified with “acute head injury” and “assault by manual strangulation.”

Attorneys for the lady didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The Los Angeles County district legal professional declined to cost Bauer with a criminal offense, saying the assault costs couldn’t be proved past an inexpensive doubt.

Bauer is suing the lady for defamation. He’s interesting his suspension, however an arbitrator’s determination on whether or not to maintain, scale back or overturn the suspension isn’t anticipated till after the World Collection.