Trevor Bauer latest news – LA Dodger star's court hearing POSTPONED after accuser’s texts & ‘assault photos’ seen

TREVOR Bauer's court hearing was postponed after his accuser's texts and "assault photos" were seen.

The Los Angeles Dodgers star appeared in a Los Angeles court on Friday wearing a plum suit after he was accused of alleged sexual assault.

Bauer’s attorney, Shawn Holley, advised that he either not testify at all or do it in chambers – but it was decided that Bauer must take the stand.

His lawyer also argued that she had not seen the full forensic exam, known as the sexual assault response team (SART) exam.

Bauer's hearing will continue on August 2 at 8:30am, and again on August 3 and 19.

Prior to the July 23 hearing, Bauer denied allegations on the temporary restraining order against him that his alleged victim was granted in California.

The LA Dodgers star is expected to contest her claims against him after his administrative leave was extended to July 27 and their text exchanges and "assault photos" were seen.

His accuser alleged that she consented to have sex with him, but that she "did not agree or consent to what he did next … I did not agree to be sexually assaulted."

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  • Danielle Cinone

    TREVOR BAUER WORE PLUM-COLORED SUIT TO COURT

    Trevor Bauer arrived at the court hearing earlier today.

    He was wearing a plum-colored suit with a white shirt and patterned tie. He was also wearing a white pocket square.

    The MLB star initially sat in the back of the courtroom and later moved to the front.

  • Danielle Cinone

    BAUER 'MUST TAKE THE STAND'

    The judge ruled that Bauer must take the stand.

    She added: "Even if he were simply to invoke the Fifth Amendment."

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS AN SART EXAM?

    A SART (sexual assault response team) exam is specifically designed to detail and record evidence of sexual abuse to aid prosecutors in sexual violence cases.

  • Danielle Cinone

    BAUER'S TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER STAYING IN PLACE

    His temporary restraining order will remain the same.

    Bauer's attorney advised on Friday that he either not testify at all or do it in chambers – but it was decided he must take the stand.

    Bauer's lawyer also argued that she had not seen the full forensic exam, known as the sexual assault response team (SART) exam.

  • Danielle Cinone

    BAUER'S LAWYER ARGUED HE SHOULD PROVIDE TESTIMONY IN CHAMBERS

    Bauer’s lawyer argued that as there is a pending criminal investigation, he should provide his testimony in chambers.

    The reason for this is to not incriminate himself and the “given the media attention" surrounding the case.

    However, the Judge ruled that "under civil law he does have to take the stand."

  • Danielle Cinone

    CITY POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE CALLED AS WITNESSES

    A handful of city police officers will be called as witnesses in the proceeding court dates.

    And one of the officers – Kelly Valencia, who conducted the sexual assault response team (SART) exam – will be away on the August 2 court date and is willing to attend another court date.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT ELSE DID BAUER'S LAWYER SAY?

    Bauer’s lawyer Shawn Holley argued she only received some information "at the 11th hour" and some of Ms Hill's medical records were incomplete.

    Ms Hill's medical exam was done in San Diego and her lawyer said: "She essentially had everything that we had in our possession and control."

  • Danielle Cinone

    BAUER'S HEARING CONTINUED UNTIL AUGUST 2

    His hearing has been continued until August 2 at 8:30am so that the lawyers can prepare.

    Bauer’s lawyer Shawn Holley argued that she only received some information "at the 11th hour" and some of the medical records were incomplete.

    The hearing will continue on August 2, 3, and 19.

  • Katie Balevic

    TREVOR BAUER WORE PLUM-COLORED SUIT TO COURT

    Trevor Bauer has arrived at the court hearing earlier today.

    He was wearing a plum-colored suit with a white shirt and patterned tie. He was also wearing a white pocket square.

    The MLB star initially sat in the back of the courtroom and later moved to the front.

  • Katie Balevic

    MLB COMMENTS ON BAUER’S CASE

    A spokesperson for Major League Baseball said the league is investigating the allegations, adding officials have the power to suspend a player even if they haven’t been charged with a crime.

    “MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation,” the spokesperson said. 

    “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

  • Katie Balevic

    BAUER MISSING FROM WHITE HOUSE VISIT

    Bauer has been on administrative leave since early this month.

    Bauer was not seen in the Dodgers White House visit, where the team celebrated their 2020 World Series win with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT DID BAUER'S AGENTS SAY?

    Bauer has denied the allegations, according to a statement from his agent, Jon Fetterolf.

    "Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021," Fetterolf told ESPN.

    "We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for 'rough' sexual encounters involving requests to be 'choked out' and slapped in the face.

    "In both of their encounters, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer's residence in Pasadena, Calif. where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked," he added.

  • Katie Balevic

    ACCUSER WENT TO HOSPITAL AND TO POLICE

    The declaration goes on to add that it was during their second and final time together that the woman visited an emergency room and claims to have been diagnosed with a head injury and assault by manual strangulation.

    The woman appears to have sought help from the Pasadena Police who are investigating her claims.

    She said: "'I was afraid what Trevor would do if he found out. I remain afraid that Trevor will find me and hurt me for going to the hospital."

  • Katie Balevic

    SECOND ENCOUNTER ALLEGEDLY LEFT ACCUSER 'SHAKING'

    "I was absolutely frozen and terrified. I could not speak or move. After punching me several times, he then flipped me back onto my stomach and began choking me with hair. I lost consciousness again," Bauer's accuser said in court documents.

    "He opened my legs to expose my vagina and began punching me repeatedly in the vagina."

    The experience, she said, left her in a state of shaking and sobbing – with Bauer allegedly trying to inform her she was safe.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED IN THE SECOND ENCOUNTER?

    During their second time together, the woman accused the pitcher of punching her several times in the head and vagina.

    “After punching me several times, he then flipped me back onto my stomach and began choking me with hair,” she said.

    “I lost consciousness again.”

    The alleged victim added: "This was the first punch I felt but it is very possible that Trevor had already been punching and scratching the right side of my face while I was unconscious.

    "Trevor then punched me hard with a closed fist to the left side of my jaw, the left side of my head, and both cheekbones. I remember this vividly and it was extremely startling and painful."

  • Katie Balevic

    BAUER ACCUSED OF 'CHOKING' WOMAN WITH HER OWN HAIR

    In the first encounter, the woman reportedly drove from San Diego to Los Angeles to meet Bauer.

    Once they became intimate, the woman claims Bauer used her hair to choke her until she blacked out, court documents show.

    She claims Bauer “sexually assaulted” her by sodomizing her, leaving her bleeding and struggling to walk.

    The pair communicated the next morning with Bauer allegedly teasing her about being sore and her informing him that she did not enjoy the time together, according to the report.

  • Katie Balevic

    ACCUSER WAS HOSPITALIZED

    Medical records appear to show Bauer's accuser was hospitalized for injuries which included a head injury.

    Bauer was named in a litany of accusations that went from consensual to vicious causing the 27-year-old San Diego woman he met online to suffer black eyes and various scratches.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    BAUER'S WITNESSES ARE CALLED IN

    Trevor Bauer's witnesses have been called into the courtroom.

    It is unconfirmed how many witnesses are there for the MLB player.

    The court hearing could take two to three days.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT DID THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER DO?

    Bauer was ordered to stay at least 300ft from his alleged assault victim after a judge granted a temporary restraining order several weeks ago.

    According to court documents obtained by The Sun, Bauer was prohibited from going anywhere near the victim, her home, place of employment, vehicle, or school.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    BAUER'S ATTORNEY SAID HE IS NOT SEEKING A CONTINUANCE

    Trevor Bauer's attorney said today that he is not seeking a continuance.

    However, the accuser's attorney said that about six witnesses will be called to the hearing.

    The hearing could take two to three days.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    HEARING TO LAST TWO TO THREE DAYS

    The court heard today that the hearing for the restraining order petition will last two to three days.

    The judge said there will be pre-hearing motions and "we will have her rule on those."

    Judge Dianna Gould Saltman will now be presiding over the case.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    COURT BEGINS

    The judge addressed the court on Friday morning to begin the hearing.

    Judge said: "This is a petition request for a restraining order, I have not read the file, if I need to I will."

    The respondent has not yet filed a response and is requesting a hearing today.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    BAUER AT FRONT OF COURT ROOM

    The baseball star entered the courtroom and sat at the back initially.

    However, he then moved to the front of the room.

    He was wearing a plum suit to Friday morning's court hearing.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    TREVOR BAUER ARRIVES IN COURT

    Trevor Bauer has arrived at court.

    He was wearing a plum-colored suit with a white shirt and patterned tie.

    He was also wearing a white pocket square.

  • Katie Balevic

    MLB COMMENTS ON BAUER’S CASE

    A spokesperson for Major League Baseball said the league is investigating the allegations, adding officials have the power to suspend a player even if they haven’t been charged with a crime.

    “MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation,” the spokesperson said. 

    “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

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