A woman who claims baseball star Trevor Bauer assaulted her during rough sex has shared unredacted photos of the bruises she says the sportsman inflicted.
The woman, named only as ‘Ms Hill,’ permitted her attorney Bryan Freedman to distribute a snap of her face on Thursday, as evidence of what she claims was Bauer’s attack on her.
Those photos, contained within legal papers filed by Hill’s team, show her with bruises under both eyes, and visible injuries on both her top and bottom lips. A partial side-profile image also shows what appear to be multiple scratches across the woman’s cheek.
In a statement provided to TMZ, attorney Bryan Freedman said: ‘Look at this picture. No one – absolutely no one – can consent to this, logically or legally,’ Freedman told the news outlet. ‘Trevor Bauer’s team continues to try to abuse an assault victim. They need to stop. Now.’
The photo release comes just two days after Bauer’s attorneys released text messages where Hill allegedly described their encounters as ‘consensual,’ but said the baseball player ‘took it too far’ by leaving her with black eyes, punching her, choking her unconscious, and sodomizing her without her consent.
Bauer, 30, has been fighting the claims since they were made public when she filed for a restraining order against him at the end of June.
He is facing a court hearing on the restraining order set for August 16 to 19.
In a statement released to DailyMail.com today, the baseball star’s legal team described statements released by Ms. Hill’s attorney Bryan Freedman as ‘knowingly inaccurate’.
Bauer’s accuser, identified as Ms. Hill, included pictures of herself in her filing with scratches and bruising on her face and lips. She also said she had bruising on her gums and near her vagina, where Bauer had punched her repeatedly, leaving her ‘crying and violently shaking’
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show that Hill was diagnosed with ‘significant head and facial trauma.’ Pictures in the filing show Hill with two black eyes
Bauer, 30, has been on paid leave since late June after the woman filed, and later received, a temporary restraining order against him.
His statement continued: ‘First, unlike Mr. Freedman and the woman’s legal team, we are not interested in trying a restraining order petition through the media.
Trevor Bauer, 30, has been on paid leave since late June after the woman filed, and ultimately received, a temporary restraining order against him. His accuser, identified by her attorneys as ‘Ms. Hill,’ claimed in her filing that she consented to have sex with Bauer on two occasions, but said he went overboard by punching her, chocking her unconscious, and sodomizing her without her consen
‘Relevant and previously omitted messages from the woman were attached as an exhibit to a routine motion to strike a so-called expert the Petitioner has proposed to testify on the issue of consent.
‘Second, while Mr. Bauer has stated from the outset that the two encounters he had with this woman were wholly consensual, he unequivocally denies the allegations in her affidavit regarding both of their encounters.
‘The woman’s statements are highly inaccurate and not reflective of what occurred during their two meetings, as the woman’s own text messages with Mr. Bauer and others clearly attest.
‘Finally, it appears that Mr. Freedman violated a court order by initially releasing a photograph to the media that the court previously ruled was to remain private.
‘They have since retracted that photo and circulated one that is inconsistent with other photographic evidence in the case.’
Hill’s original filing includes pictures of herself with scratches and bruising on her face and lips. She also said she had bruising on her gums and near her vagina, where Bauer had punched her repeatedly, leaving her ‘crying and violently shaking.’
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show she was diagnosed with ‘significant head and facial trauma.’
Bauer has not been arrested or charged in the case. Pasadena, California police previously told DailyMail.com that there is an ongoing investigation into the accusations.
Bauer’s legal team has challenged Hill’s allegations, saying all encounters between the two were consensual.
In the slew of text messages released Tuesday, Bauer’s attorneys shared an alleged conversation between Hill and her cousin that occurred in May.
In the exchange, Hill send a photo of her injuries and told her cousin that her face was ‘f***ed up’ and them not say anything about it.
‘As long as it is consensual, I don’t have to kill him,’ the cousin wrote.
‘It was consensual but like didnt expect two black eyes!?’ Hill responded. ‘Like he def took it too far dont you think lol.’
Hill shared pictures of her injuries with her cousin over text messages
The woman accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault described their encounters as ‘consensual,’ but said he ‘took it too far’ by leaving her with black eyes, according to text messages released by his attorneys on Tuesday
Thursday’s injury photos were released in response to those texts being shared with the Los Angeles Times.
Freedman said: ‘Mr. Bauer’s defense team is deliberately twisting the tone of text messages exchanged with an assault victim within hours of her being attacked to try to minimize the long-lasting impact on her physical and mental well-being to this day.
‘In case after case, the law is extraordinarily clear: supposed ‘consent’ of the victim is not a defense to assault and battery, especially when it results in bodily harm, but, to be clear, this victim did not consent to be punched in her face, punched in her head, punched in her buttocks or repeatedly punched in her vagina,’ read the statement from Freedman.
In the court filling, Hill claims that during one encounter, she was passed out and found Bauer sodomizing her when she regained consciousness.
‘I agreed to have consensual sex; however, I did not agree or consent to what he did next,’ Hill said in her filing. ‘I did not agree to be sexually assaulted.’
Hill said she was bleeding and struggling to walk after non-consensual anal sex, but added: ‘In my state at that time, I did not think Trevor was a threat to do anything against my will for the remainder of the night.’
The following day, Hill said, Bauer asked Hill jokingly if she was ‘feeling a little sore this morning?’
Hill said she told him that she didn’t enjoy it and said he seemed to understand.
In one of her last messages to Bauer, Hill claims she told him the best way for him to help her would be to ‘never do this to anyone else ever again’
Bauer continued to communicate with Hill over text messages and social media for the next three weeks, discussing baseball and her new job. Some of the conversations were of ‘a sexual nature.’
When the pair met again, Hill said they agreed on a ‘safe word.’ That would have seen their sexual encounter stop immediately if either uttered it.
But Hill says Bauer ignored that word, has not been shared, choking her until she lost consciousness. When she awoke, he was punching her in the face, she claimed.
‘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,’ she said.
‘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.
‘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.’
Many of the text exchanges between Bauer and Hill had both sexual and violent references
Hill said that she was crying and shaking after regaining consciousness and that Bauer reportedly began to console her, allegedly saying: ‘You’re safe. I’m here. You’re safe… I would never do those things to you if it wasn’t sexually.’
When she returned from Pasadena to San Diego the following day, Hill experienced severe headaches and began vomiting. After speaking with friends, she checked herself into a local emergency room where she told medical staff what happened to her.
In a subsequent text message exchange included in the petition and reviewed by DailyMail.com, Hill told Bauer that doctors thought the ‘bruises/swelling’ on her face would last another week, but that she wasn’t sure when her ‘head symptoms’ would subside.
‘I just want it all to go away,’ she wrote Bauer.
‘I feel so bad that this happened,’ he responded. ‘Wish I could be there with you through it.’
‘Just grateful that you are showing that you care,’ she wrote.
‘I do. I absolutely do,’ he texted her. ‘Never want to see you hurting.’
In this exchange, Bauer asks Hill ‘Do you even know what pain is?’
After going to the hospital, Hill spoke to multiple San Diego Police Department detectives but said she downplayed the alleged incident as ‘rough sex’ and did not reveal Bauer’s name.
‘I was afraid what Trevor would do if he found out,’ Hill said in the restraining order request. ‘I remain afraid that Trevor will find me and hurt me for going to the hospital.’
In the document, Hill explained that she spoke with Bauer by phone at the instruction of police, who were recording the call.
During that conversation, Hill said she asked Bauer: ‘What did you do to me when I was unconscious?’
In response, he allegedly admitted that he had repeatedly punched her in the buttocks. She said that he changed the topic when she said she did not consent to being punched.
Bauer, 30, won the National League Cy Young Award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds last year before signing a three-year, $102 million free agent deal with the Dodgers in February. He is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts for Los Angeles this year
Hill claimed that the call ended with Bauer acknowledging that he punched her and asking how they could move forward and if he could contact her.
‘I told him that he could because I did not know if the police still needed to collect more messages from him as evidence,’ she said. ‘It is my understanding that there is an open criminal investigation. I have not been informed whether the proper authorities intend to arrest and press charges against Trevor.
‘I intend to comply with whatever is requested of me in connection with criminal proceedings,’ she continued. ‘As the shock has worn off, I recognize the seriousness of the sexual assault I endured. I do not want Trevor to put anyone else through what I suffered.’
In one of her last messages to Bauer, Hill claims she told him the best way for him to help her would be to ‘never do this to anyone else ever again.’
‘I would never do anything to hurt anyone,’ he responded. ‘That includes you.’
The California-born Bauer ranks among baseball’s best pitchers and won the National League Cy Young award last season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. He last pitched on Monday, yielding two runs over six innings in a win over the San Francisco Giants.
He celebrated his impressive 2020 season by inking a three-year, $102 million contract with the Dodgers before the 2021 campaign.
Prior to his successful one-year stint with Cincinnati, Bauer pitched for the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks. He also played collegiately at UCLA where he set a single-season Pac-12 strikeout record.