Trevor Bauer restraining order hearing delayed until Aug. 2

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared in courtroom Friday to battle the extension of a protecting order sought by a girl who says he choked her to the purpose the place she misplaced consciousness and punched her throughout two sexual encounters earlier this 12 months.

Attorneys for Bauer and for the lady revealed throughout a brief courtroom session that they intend to name a number of witnesses, together with Bauer, and argue over the order in what quantities to a trial that’s anticipated to final three days.

Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman delayed the start of that hearing until Aug. 2 as a result of Bauer’s legal professional, Shawn Holley, mentioned she was given the lady’s witness listing late and had inadequate time to arrange.

“We came here ready, but ready on what had been presented to us,” Holley mentioned in courtroom.

Gould-Saltman dominated that Bauer might want to take the stand and should decline to reply probably incriminating questions separately as is commonplace in civil proceedings like this one. She declined Holley’s request to let him keep away from testifying altogether. Holley mentioned she was strongly advising Bauer towards saying something.

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch
Trevor Bauer is accused to choking and punching a girl throughout two sexual encounters earlier this 12 months.
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Police in Pasadena, California, are additionally investigating the allegations for doable prison expenses, so avoiding self-incrimination is crucial for his authorized workforce.

The choose prolonged the non permanent restraining order preserving Bauer from making any contact with the lady until the complete hearing is accomplished.

The pitcher’s brokers, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, have disputed the allegations. Fetterolf mentioned in an announcement that the pair’s transient relationship was “wholly consensual.” The assertion mentioned Bauer has messages from the lady asking for the form of “rough” sexual interactions that they had.

Major League Baseball put Bauer on paid depart on July 2 below the joint home violence, sexual assault and little one abuse coverage adopted by MLB and the gamers’ union in 2015. The depart has been prolonged by means of July 27 and may very well be prolonged additional.

The lady, who’s from San Diego, mentioned in courtroom paperwork looking for the order that she and Bauer met on Instagram when she tagged him in a photograph whereas he pitched throughout a sport towards the Padres in May.

She later visited his residence in Pasadena and had sexual encounters that started as consensual however grew violent with out her consent, the paperwork mentioned.

The sufferer claims she was choked to the purpose of unconsciousness and punched throughout her encounters with Bauer.
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The second incident, by which she alleges Bauer repeatedly punched her, left her with two black eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, vital bruising and scratching to at least one facet of her face. She included pictures displaying the accidents.

The paperwork say she sought the order as a result of Bauer was repeatedly calling and texting her after the second encounter to ask if she was OK, and she or he wished no extra contact with him.

Bauer’s brokers mentioned he hadn’t made any contact together with her in a month when the restraining order was first sought, making the transfer baseless.

Screen shots of text messages between Los Angeles Dogers' Trevor Bauer and his domestic violence accuser
Screenshots of textual content messages between Los Angeles Dogers’ Trevor Bauer and his home violence accuser.

The Associated Press doesn’t usually determine individuals who say they’ve been victims of sexual assault.

Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to hitch his hometown Dodgers earlier this 12 months after profitable his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds final season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 begins this season.

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