Friday, June 9, 2023

Woman defends Trevor Bauer for defamation

LOS ANGELES — A San Diego woman who has accused Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit in her defamation suit, alleging that a Dodgers pitcher hit her and forced her into a court filing. left accordingly.

Bauer has denied abusing the woman he met via social media. He sued her for defamation in April, claiming he lied about details related to their sexual encounters in order to destroy his reputation and career while enriching himself.

Major League Baseball has suspended Bauer for two years, a decision made after Bauer sued the woman. Bauer has said that he had consensual sex with the woman, but did nothing to warrant the suspension.

The woman’s assault claim, filed Tuesday in US District Court in Los Angeles, again alleges that Bauer beat and strangled her twice during sex in 2021.

Bauer’s lawyers issued a statement Thursday noting a Los Angeles Superior Court judge’s decision last year denying the woman a restraining order. The judge said she was “considerably misleading” on part of her application.

Lawyers Shawn Holly and John Fettrolf said, “She ‘materially misled’ the court and failed to meet the lowest burden of proof in our justice system, because her claims were false.” “She is being sued for defamation for being held accountable for her lies and for the damages caused by her. Her countersuit is her judicially dismissed claims and yet another attempt… to defame Mr. Bauer and his To try to profit from the lie.”

The woman’s lawsuit states that her life “has been turned into a nightmare by a powerful man who mercilessly abused her and suffered no consequences for her abhorrent conduct.” According to the file, after an encounter, the woman ended up with two black eyes.

The trial calls for a jury trial and unspecified damages.

In response to Bauer’s defamation suit, the woman denied allegations by her attorneys that she made a “false, misleading or defamatory police report” and denied having altered or leaked photographs when applying for a restraining order in June 2021. did.

The woman denies plans to destroy Bauer’s reputation or career, or to exploit her for money, though she admits she was “angry with the plaintiffs because he sexually assaulted her.”

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against Bauer.

Bauer, who is also suing two media outlets for defamation over their coverage of the allegations, is appealing his suspension by MLB. There is no timetable for the sentence.

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