The judge rules against Trevor Bauer, and the defendant’s counterclaim continues


Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer He lost twice Wednesday, when a judge allowed the San Diego woman who accused him of sexual assault to proceed with her lawsuit against him but dismissed a defamation lawsuit against one of her former attorneys.


under the provisions, Issued by US District Court Judge James SilnaBauer was ordered to pay the former attorney’s fees. The dismissal of this lawsuit does not affect the defamation claims that Bauer has filed against five other parties, including the plaintiff.

After Bauer sued her for defamation, she countered, alleging sexual assault and battery. Bauer and his attorneys asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, noting that she made the same allegations in her application for a restraining order. Power said that because that application was denied, she should not have a second chance to prosecute the proceedings for which he was acquitted.

Selena wrote in his wisdom Denial of the injunction It was “due to insufficient evidence that the two parties would have contact in the future”. He wrote that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Diana Gold-Saltman did not determine whether Bauer committed an act of abuse and that neither party asked her to make such a decision.

State court proceedings did not necessarily determine that Bauer did not batter or sexually assault [her]Selna wrote.

Bauer’s attorneys also argued that the woman’s lawsuit should be thrown out because Gould-Saltman determined the two sexual encounters were “completely consensual,” but Selna said the argument was “not supported by the records.”

“Though [the woman’s] agreeing to some form of rough sex,” Selna wrote, “Bauer got into the business while [she] She was unconscious, when she was physically and legally unable to give consent.”

Whether Bauer committed the assault or battery will be decided at trial, if the case gets there. In court papers, Bauer reserved the right to again ask the court to dismiss the defendant’s case, this time on the grounds that its file was “procedurally flawed”.

Bauer also sued Fred Thiagaraja, one of the women’s former attorneys Defamation based on comments he made to The Washington Post After the Los Angeles County District Attorney refused to file criminal charges against Bauer.

Thyagarajah told the newspaper that Bauer had “brutalized” the woman, and Bauer objected to what he asserted was at least a hint of guilt.

“Justice Gold Saltman herself stated that Hill’s injuries were ‘horrendous,'” Selna wrote. “Bauer makes no persuasive argument as to why Thiagarajah misused the synonym of Special Court language for the court’s findings.”

“The injuries as shown in the pictures are horrible,” Gold Saltman said in full. Power He has since submitted a video to the county court It allegedly shows the woman in bed with him “smiling and uninjured” after the sexual encounter that allegedly resulted in injuries.

The woman was examined at the hospital later that day, where she was diagnosed with “acute head injury” and “assault by manual strangulation”.

Power attractive He was suspended for two years for violating baseball’s policy on sexual assault and domestic violence, with the expectation of an arbitrator’s ruling Not before next month. Neither Bauer nor Major League Baseball said what evidence commissioner Rob Manfred stated in his defense of the suspension.

Bauer has consistently denied that he violated league policy or the law on both evenings of what his representatives described as non-traditional but consensual sex.

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