Wearing a plum suit with a purple dotted pocket square, Trevor Bauer looked grim as he appeared in Los Angeles court Friday for a hearing on the temporary restraining order filed by a woman accusing him of sexual assault.
His accuser, known as ‘Ms. Hill’, 27, also appeared at the hearing, which has now been continued until August 2.
Dressed in a green jacket and white pants, blond Ms. Hill kept her head bowed throughout and did not look at Bauer who was seated a row behind her during the brief morning hearing and just five spaces to the right during the longer afternoon session.
Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman extended the temporary restraining order pending a full hearing, with Bauer scheduled to take the stand.
His lawyer, Shawn Holley, said the Dodgers pitcher would plead the fifth under questioning due to the ongoing investigation by Pasadena Police.
Holley asked Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman for a continuation during the Friday afternoon hearing due to what she said was an incomplete witness list and SART – (Sexual Assault Response Team) exam provided by Ms. Hill’s team.
Ms. Hill is expected to testify.
The hearing on the restraining order will take place over three days, with Judge Gould-Saltman scheduling it for August 2nd and 3rd, with an extra date if needed on the 19th.
This comes after Judge Lawrence Riff took 10 minutes to make the decision to send the case for a longer session during the quick hearing Friday morning.
The extended hearing is the latest twist in a case that began late last month when the woman filed for a protective order against the veteran pitcher and claimed he had left her bleeding after two sexual encounters at his Pasadena, California, home.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was hit with a temporary restraining order last month requiring him to stay at least 100ft away from the woman he is accused of assaulting. On Friday, the restraining order was extended pending a full hearing, with Bauer scheduled to take the stand
The woman, identified by her lawyer as ‘Ms. Hill’, told authorities she had sexual encounters with Bauer in April and May, but that both episodes turned violent, requiring her to seek medical attention
In her complaint, Ms. Hill, 27, said what began as consensual sex descended into a nightmare when he allegedly choked her unconscious and sodomized her during their first encounter at the end of April.
Ms. Hill sat silently throughout the hearing Friday, dressed in a greenish gray jacket and blue mask, flanked by her legal team
Despite claiming she was left bleeding after the encounter, she returned to his home on May 15 and engaged in consensual sex for a second time – during which, she claims, he again choked her unconscious.
In her complaint, she says she woke up to find him punching her in the face and vagina and was left with two black eyes, a split lip and what she described as ‘signs of a skull fracture’.
She said she went to hospital in San Diego the following day due to the pain and was diagnosed with ‘acute head trauma’.
Medics then called the police and after initially being reluctant to speak with them, she then went on to make a statement and later spoke with Bauer in a call recorded by detectives from the Pasadena Police Department who are also investigating her claims.
But the following week, DailyMail.com obtained text messages sent by the woman to Bauer after the first alleged assault that appeared to contradict her account – with the 27-year-old telling the player she had enjoyed being choked during the first sex session and asking him to do it again.
Responding to a comment about her pink socks, the woman wrote: ‘Buttttt offff [sic] when it’s time to choke me out. You’re the best.’
She goes on to say: ‘Never been more turned on in my life. Gimme all the pain. Rawr [sic].’
The conversation then turns to hitting, with the woman telling Bauer: ‘Mmmm, get a couple of slaps in there and then another handprint on my @$.’
Last month, Hill applied for a temporary restraining order against Bauer claiming he violently assaulted her during two sexual encounters. Photos included in her filing showed she sustained bruising under her eyes and cuts to her lip after the encounter
Hill claims she had sex with Bauer on two occasions in April and May but that both encounters turned violent and required her to get medical attention. Texts sent to Bauer on May 9 – after their first sexual encounter – show Hill told him she enjoyed being ‘choked out’ during and asked him to do it again
The exchange shows Hill told Bauer her socks must come off when it’s time ‘to choke me out’ and asked for ‘all the pain’
The conversation then becomes increasingly sexual as Bauer asks her to describe what she wants him to do
When he suggests ‘slaps in the face,’ Hill responds saying: ‘Yes yes & yes’. Bauer then asks: ‘Mmmm. Do you even know what pain is?’ to which she replies with a selfie, adding, ‘Idk. Try me’
After some flirtatious banter, the pair go on to discuss plans to meet again
DailyMail.com then obtained a second cache of social media messages sent to a male friend which revealed she previously had a fling with San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. and had to resign from the team’s Pad Squad group of ‘brand ambassadors’ when the relationship was discovered.
She also talked about how she got ‘my hooks into him’ during a discussion about Bauer and responded to a meme about the Padres’ win by telling her friend: ‘Ur welcome for getting in his head [sic]’. She followed that with a dollar smile emoji.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com two weeks ago, the friend said he had come forward because he wanted all the facts to be aired and has given a statement to both the Pasadena Police Department and the MLB.
He said: ‘I reached out to both sides – to the plaintiff directly and Trevor’s agent. My goal in getting these messages out is just to help the truth come to light.
‘I’m not necessarily trying to corroborate anybody’s story or say anyone is right or wrong here. I’m just trying to make sure all the pertinent information is out there.
‘I’m trying to make sure it’s fair.’
He added: ‘This is a friend of mine accusing somebody I’ve never met in my whole life of something pretty terrible and my goal in this is just to make sure that all the facts that need to be are present for the parties so they can make the right decision.
‘I’ve spoken to both of them and given my statements to both of them. There’s no secrets – my attorney’s letter went to both sides and we’re making sure both sides have the information.’
DailyMail.com then obtained a second cache of social media messages sent to a male friend which revealed she previously had a fling with San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr., When asked if she talked to Tatis, she replied: ‘He is king. Best sex OF MY LIFE’
Hill admitted she had to quit the Padres’ Pad Squad of ‘brand ambassadors’ because of their relationship
When the friend joked that she should tease Bauer about Tatis, she replies: ‘Trust me I know what I’m doing. I can get in his head’
On April 23, after her first encounter with Bauer and after the Dodgers lost to the Padres, she messaged her friend in response to a meme showing a victorious Tatis: ‘Ur welcome for getting in his head [sic]’ along with a dollar smile emoji.
His attorney Dan Gilleon added: ‘My client just wants to do the right thing and he has spoken to the police and MLB and passed on this information.’
Hill previously had a fling with San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (pictured)
The messages, which begin on October 2 2020, start with Ms. Hill’s response to a social media post showing Tatis in the air in which she says ‘that’s how he hopped on top of me’.
She then goes on to tell her friend that the player ‘is king’, adding ‘Best sex of my LIFE [sic]’.
The woman added: ‘I can’t believe I achieved that. Life changing. He was the reason I had to resign from pad squad [sic].’
Pad Squad is the Padre’s take on a cheer squad, although the largely female group only perform a routine on opening day.
The rules include a ban on having relationships with players.
Further messages saw her boast about her contact with Bauer before describing the 30-year-old as ‘a whackadoodle’.
Ms. Hill continued to talk to her friend after the sex assault claims emerged in the media, with the 27-year-old complaining about Pasadena PD and calling them ‘corrupt f***ers’.
She added: ‘Omg yeah I mean they already interrogated me about ‘setting this up’ and I spoke firmly about how I joked about his amount of money and how I wanted to be a baseball wife and my attorney totally ripped them for it.’
Bauer is currently suspended from the MLB after his period of administrative leave was extended earlier this week until July 27 pending the results of an internal investigation.
An MLB spokesman said in a statement: ‘MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation.
‘We will comment further at the appropriate time.’
Hill, who has accused Bauer of becoming violent during their two sexual encounters, also revealed she previously had a fling with San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr (right)
In the request for the temporary restraining order, the woman provided photos of her injuries, which included black eyes and scratches to her face. She specifically alleged that Bauer punched her in the face, vagina, and buttocks, and strangled her with her own hair until she lost consciousness several times during their two meetings
The MLB announced he had been placed on paid administrative leave for seven days amid the ongoing investigation.
‘MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing,’ read a league statement. ‘While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave effective immediately.
‘MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.’
The move came following intense criticism from fans and media over the decision to allow the reigning National League Cy Young winner to play as he faces serious allegations.
Bauer was not with the team as it visited President Joe Biden at the White House to celebrate their 2020 World Series title, but team officials said that move was because he wasn’t a member of the Dodgers until this season.