Trevor Bauer and his lawyers want one thing to be clear: the Dodgers pitcher has no plans to speak to the woman who accused him of sexual assault about a financial settlement.
“No settlements or cash offers have been or will not be made,” wrote Bauer attorneys Shawn Holley and Jon Fetterolf in a court file on Tuesday.
A hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court begins on Monday to determine whether an injunction against Bauer should remain in effect. In the lawsuit, Bauer’s attorneys argued that the order should be overturned, saying the woman had not given a legitimate reason for protection from him.
Rather, wrote his lawyers, the woman pursued the matter “to advertise, to try to put an end to it.” [Bauer’s] Baseball career and a monetary settlement. “
Bauer’s career has been put on hold due to separate investigations by the Pasadena Police Department and Major League Baseball.
According to Pasadena Police, Bauer is under investigation for assault. He was neither arrested nor charged with a crime. Jurists have determined that the woman could agree, in the context of a possible settlement, not to testify in any criminal proceedings against Bauer.
The league took Bauer on leave for the first time on July 2, three days after the injunction was issued. The vacation has been extended four times, most recently until Friday, and is expected to be extended again.
The hearing, Bauer’s first opportunity to bring his litigation, was originally scheduled for July 23 and has been postponed twice.
In her application for an injunction, the woman said she was suffocated and passed out in two sexual encounters with Bauer and was slapped in the face the second time.
In Tuesday’s court record, Bauer’s attorneys wrote that the prosecutor did not apply for the injunction until about six weeks after the last sexual encounter and about a month after her last text message with Bauer, suggesting that the prosecutor had “no immediate concern about” saw from hear or see [him]. “During this time and undermines the credibility of their allegations.”
The file contained a text message from the prosecutor the night before she obtained the injunction stating, “This is his last MLB start,” and another text saying her lawyers thought Bauer might “try.” to settle with me ”.[,] Offer me a lot of money and then let me sign [a non-disclosure agreement]. “
The file also contained a text from the woman to a cousin the day after the second meeting: “It was consensual, but how?[’]don’t expect two black eyes? Like he definitely took it too far don’t you think lol?
In her application for a restraining order, the woman wrote, “I consented to consensual sex, but I did not consent or consent to what he did next. I did not consent to be sexually abused. “
A representative of the woman did not immediately return a message requesting a comment.
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