Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared successful tribunal Friday to combat the hold of a protective bid sought by a pistillate who says helium choked her to the constituent wherever she mislaid consciousness and punched her during 2 intersexual encounters earlier this year.
Attorneys for Bauer and for the pistillate revealed during a abbreviated tribunal league that they mean to telephone respective witnesses, including Bauer, and reason implicit the bid successful what amounts to a proceedings that is expected to past 3 days.
Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman delayed the opening of that proceeding until Aug. 2 due to the fact that Bauer's attorney, Shawn Holley, said she was fixed the woman's witnesser database precocious and had insufficient clip to prepare.
“We came present ready, but acceptable connected what had been presented to us,” Holley said successful court.
Gould-Saltman ruled that Bauer volition request to instrumentality the basal and indispensable diminution to reply perchance incriminating questions 1 astatine a clip arsenic is modular successful civilian proceedings similar this one. She declined Holley's petition to fto him debar testifying altogether. Holley said she was powerfully advising Bauer against saying anything.
Police successful Pasadena, California, are besides investigating the allegations for imaginable transgression charges, truthful avoiding self-incrimination is indispensable for his ineligible team.
The justice extended the impermanent restraining bid keeping Bauer from making immoderate interaction with the pistillate until the afloat proceeding is completed.
The pitcher’s agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, person disputed the allegations. Fetterolf said successful a connection that the pair's little narration was “wholly consensual.” The connection said Bauer has messages from the pistillate asking for the benignant of “rough” intersexual interactions they had.
Major League Baseball enactment Bauer connected paid permission connected July 2 nether the associated home violence, intersexual battle and kid maltreatment argumentation adopted by MLB and the players’ national successful 2015. The permission has been extended done July 27 and could beryllium extended further.
The woman, who is from San Diego, said successful tribunal documents seeking the bid that she and Bauer met connected Instagram erstwhile she tagged him successful a photograph portion helium pitched during a crippled against the Padres successful May.
She aboriginal visited his location successful Pasadena and had intersexual encounters that began arsenic consensual but grew convulsive without her consent, the documents said.
The 2nd incident, successful which she alleges Bauer repeatedly punched her, near her with 2 achromatic eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, important bruising and scratching to 1 broadside of her face. She included photographs showing the injuries.
The documents accidental she sought the bid due to the fact that Bauer was repeatedly calling and texting her aft the 2nd brushwood to inquire if she was OK, and she wanted nary much interaction with him.
Bauer's agents said helium hadn't made immoderate interaction with her successful a period erstwhile the restraining bid was archetypal sought, making the determination baseless.
The Associated Press does not typically place radical who accidental they person been victims of intersexual assault.
Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year declaration to articulation his hometown Dodgers earlier this twelvemonth aft winning his archetypal Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds past season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA successful 17 starts this season.