Trevor Bauer’s attorneys question his accuser

LOS ANGELES — An lawyer for Trevor Bauer requested a girl Tuesday why she neglected “dozens of key facts” in her petition for a five-year restraining order in opposition to the Dodgers pitcher.

“I don’t know,” answered the lady, who testified that Bauer choked her till she was unconscious and punched her repeatedly in two sexual encounters.

The trade throughout lawyer Shawn Holley’s cross-examination of the lady got here in her second day of testimony on the listening to in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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 “feelings 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 bought 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 didn’t want to think about what just happened,” the lady stated. “I wanted to go back to the way it was before we had sex.”

Trevor Bauer
Trevor Bauer
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The listening to is predicted to proceed Wednesday and Thursday, and to incorporate testimony from Bauer, 30, who was positioned on paid administrative go away on July 2 by Major League Baseball. The go away has been prolonged by way of Friday. MLB says it’s conducting its personal investigation and Bauer may face punishment beneath baseball’s home violence coverage.

Holley stated throughout her opening assertion that the lady gave Bauer each indication she consented to the remedy she obtained throughout the nights they spent collectively at his house in Pasadena.

Under questioning from her personal lawyer, the lady testified that her horror grew as bruises emerged and her ache surged the day after the second time she noticed Bauer, in May.

The 27-year-old stated she despatched Bauer an image of herself after returning house to San Diego.

“I could not believe what my face looked like,” she stated. “I wanted him to know what he’d done to me.”

Bauer replied in a textual content message, “damn girl, are you OK?”

The lady stated she was simply as fearful 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 situation paints me as the slut. I didn’t want the story to go anywhere.”

But 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, wherein in line with 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 may need accomplished to her whereas she was unconscious. In textual content messages and a cellphone name she made to him for Pasadena police to report, 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 form of bruising she documented on and across the lady’s vagina within the roughly 75 comparable exams that she had accomplished.

Nurse Kelly Valencia stated, “it was frankly alarming,” however didn’t suppose it required additional remedy.

The lady testified that she obtained day by day messages from Bauer, expressing his concern.

“Here for you if you want to talk,” one learn.

“I feel so bad that this happened,” one other stated.

He provided to ship her groceries whereas she was recovering at house, or in any other case assist.

The lady stated she appreciated his acknowledgment at first.

“It felt good to hear that he felt bad,” she stated.

But she discovered the messages more and more disconcerting, and she or he fearful that he knew she had talked to police.

“I felt like he was saying these things so I would shut up,” she testified.

The Associated Press doesn’t sometimes 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 yr after profitable his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds final season.

On Monday, the lady talked about starting to trade messages with Bauer when she tagged him in an Instagram put up whereas he was pitching in opposition to her hometown Padres in April, and described the 2 visits she made to his house in Pasadena. Both included intercourse that started as consensual however grew violent nicely past her consolation, she stated.

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