According to the Pasadena Police Department, Lindsey Hill accused MLB Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault in June 2021.
Bauer has been the subject of both a police investigation and a separate investigation by Major League Baseball.
According to ESPN and The Athletic, Pasadena Police Department Lt. Bill Grisafe confirmed that the department was investigating Bauer. Hill filed a petition for a temporary ex-parte restraining order at the time of the accusation.
This was later ruled to be a “materially misleading” petition by a judge.
The Dodgers’ starting pitcher has repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming that all acts between himself and Hill were consensual.
“While this is not the time or place to address every single lie or falsehood that this woman or her lawyers told the court, I do want to be clear on a few points.” “I never punched this woman in the face,” Bauer said in a YouTube video posted on February 8 to his channel.
“I never punched her in the genital area.” I never scratched her nose or chin. I never had anal sex with her or otherwise sodomized her. I never ever assaulted her in any way.
— Jen Soria (@im2wicked) May 2, 2022
In this case, a temporary ex-parte restraining order for alleged domestic violence is filed in family court without any evidence, and the accused is not given an opportunity to respond.
“And, while we did have consensual rough sex, the disturbing acts and behavior she described simply did not occur.”
He announced on Monday that he had filed a “defamation and tortious interference lawsuit” against Hill.
On Monday, he tweeted, “Today I filed a defamation and tortious interference lawsuit against the San Diego woman who falsely accused me of sexual misconduct.”
According to the lawsuit, Bauer and Hill met in person twice at his home for consensual rough sex following discussions about her sexual preferences.
“After their first sexual encounter, Ms. Hill pursued Mr. Bauer again in order to have rough sex with him, but this time she told Mr. Bauer she wanted a rougher sexual experience.” Mr. Bauer, who thought Ms. Hill was simply expressing her sexual preferences, had no idea Ms. Hill’s goal was to “lure Mr. Bauer into having a rougher sexual experience so she could later claim this sexual experience was not what she requested and thus lay the groundwork for a financial settlement,” the document continued.
Hill’s attorneys stated at the time of her initial accusation that Bauer’s actions had caused her “severe physical and emotional pain.”
“The order is the result of a recent assault at the hands of Mr. Bauer in which [the woman] suffered severe physical and emotional pain,” Garelick said in a statement.
“Our goal is to prevent Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way.” We anticipate that Mr. Bauer will face criminal charges, and we hope that law enforcement will take our client’s allegations and case seriously.”
According to a Los Angeles Times report, after a five-month investigation by Pasadena police into the allegations, it was announced in February 2022 that Bauer would not face criminal charges.
The District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles confirmed that they did not believe criminal charges were warranted. According to a Washington Post report, the L.A. District Attorney George Gascon’s office issued a statement on this matter in February 2022.
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“Following a thorough review of all available evidence… the People are unable to prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” according to the statement.
Following this announcement, the MLB issued a statement stating that their own investigation is ongoing and that they will provide further comment at a later date.