LOS ANGELES — An legal professional for Trevor Bauer requested a girl Tuesday why she omitted “dozens of key details” in her petition for a five-year restraining order in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
“I do not know,” answered the girl, who testified that Bauer choked her till she was unconscious and punched her repeatedly in two sexual encounters.
The change throughout lawyer Shawn Holley’s cross-examination of the girl got here in her second day of testimony on the listening to in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom.
Holley challenged the 27-year-old San Diego lady on why she omitted a textual content message to Bauer earlier than their conferences saying she would have her “emotions turned off” and joking that she would have a nondisclosure settlement “signed and sealed” when she got here to see him.
The lady stated she not had entry to these texts.
Holley requested why she acquired again into mattress and slept subsequent to Bauer after the traumatic expertise she testified that she had. The lady stated she needed to recollect the hours of emotional connection the 2 had skilled beforehand.
“I did not wish to take into consideration what simply occurred,” the girl stated. “I needed to return to the way in which it was earlier than we had intercourse.”
The listening to is anticipated to proceed Wednesday and Thursday, and to incorporate testimony from Bauer, 30, who was positioned on paid administrative go away on July 2 by Main League Baseball. The go away has been prolonged by means of Friday. MLB says it’s conducting its personal investigation and Bauer may face punishment underneath baseball’s home violence coverage.
Holley stated throughout her opening assertion that the girl gave Bauer each indication she consented to the remedy she obtained in the course of the nights they spent collectively at his residence in Pasadena.
Underneath questioning from her personal legal professional, the girl testified that her horror grew as bruises emerged and her ache surged the day after the second time she noticed Bauer, in Might.
The 27-year-old stated she despatched Bauer an image of herself after returning residence to San Diego.
“I couldn’t consider what my face regarded like,” she stated. “I needed him to know what he’d executed to me.”
Bauer replied in a textual content message, “rattling lady, are you OK?”
The lady stated she was simply as terrified of the social penalties because the bodily ones and was at first decided to inform nobody else.
“I knew how that was going to go,” she testified. “That scenario paints me because the slut. I did not need the story to go wherever.”
However a go to along with her greatest buddy, who was “mortified’ by how she regarded, satisfied her to hunt medical assist. She would find yourself in a hospital emergency room, she stated, which led to visits from a social employee, her mother and father and Pasadena police, who’re nonetheless investigating three months later.
On Tuesday, she mentioned the aftermath of the second go to, during which in response to her testimony Bauer had punched her within the face and vagina, and left bruises on her gums, round her eyes and behind her ears.
She stated she was frightened at what Bauer might need executed to her whereas she was unconscious. In textual content messages and a cellphone name she made to him for Pasadena police to document, he stated that he solely punched her within the buttocks throughout that point.
She described an hours-long sexual assault examination that she stated was terribly traumatic and bodily painful.
The nurse who performed the examination took the stand and testified Tuesday that she had by no means seen the type of bruising she documented on and across the lady’s vagina within the roughly 75 related exams that she had executed.
Nurse Kelly Valencia stated, “it was frankly alarming,” however didn’t assume it required additional remedy.
The lady testified that she obtained day by day messages from Bauer, expressing his concern.
“Right here for you if you wish to discuss,” one learn.
“I really feel so unhealthy that this occurred,” one other stated.
He supplied to ship her groceries whereas she was recovering at residence, or in any other case assist.
The lady stated she appreciated his acknowledgement at first.
“It felt good to listen to that he felt unhealthy,” she stated.
However she discovered the messages more and more disconcerting, and she or he frightened that he knew she had talked to police.
“I felt like he was saying these items so I might shut up,” she testified.
The Related Press doesn’t usually establish individuals who say they’ve been victims of sexual assault.
Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to affix his hometown Dodgers earlier this 12 months after profitable his first Cy Younger with the Cincinnati Reds final season.