Girl denied restraining order in opposition to Bauer

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A lady has been denied a everlasting restraining order in opposition to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer after she accused him of home violence and sexual assault.

A Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom choose dominated in opposition to the 27-year-old lady’s request Thursday, and the non permanent restraining order in opposition to Bauer has been dissolved.

The girl says Bauer strangled her unconscious thrice along with her personal hair and punched her within the face, buttocks and genitals throughout a sexual encounter earlier this yr. The Pasadena (Calif.) Police Division is conducting an ongoing legal investigation into allegations of home violence and sexual assault stemming from two sexual encounters that came about between Bauer and the lady on April 21 and Could 16.

The choose dominated that Bauer doesn’t pose a menace to the lady and that her accidents weren’t the results of something she verbally objected to.

Earlier Thursday, it was decided that Bauer would not testify within the four-day listening to after his attorneys stated that the pitcher deliberate to invoke his Fifth Modification rights if he took the stand.

Bauer’s attorneys have contended that the encounters have been “wholly consensual,” partly as a result of the lady texted Bauer “gimme all of the ache” and indicated she wished to be choked out earlier than she returned to Bauer’s home in Could. However in her testimony Wednesday, the lady stated: “To me, textual content messages don’t imply consent. I didn’t consent to hurting throughout my physique and being put within the hospital and having issues performed to me after I was unconscious. That isn’t consensual.”

The girl, whom ESPN just isn’t naming as a result of she has reported she is a sufferer of sexual assault, spent greater than 9 hours over three days testifying about what occurred in the course of the encounters and the occasions that surrounded them.

Bauer has been on administrative go away by MLB and the gamers’ affiliation since July 2 whereas investigators look into the allegations. His go away, which has been prolonged 5 occasions, is slated to run out Friday. Bauer is the highest-paid participant in MLB this yr, incomes practically $40 million, and he received the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award whereas pitching for the Cincinnati Reds.

Data from ESPN’s Tisha Thompson and Alden Gonzalez was used on this report.

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