In the ugly case against Trevor Bauer, there was a new development on Tuesday. According to the LA Times, Bauer’s legal team has introduced new text messages between the woman who is accusing him of sexual assault, and a friend of hers.
As we know, a San Diego woman accused Bauer of sexual assault earlier this year. Pasadena police are investigating the allegations. The woman also obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer which his legal team is currently prepping to fight in court later this August.
Notably, Bauer’s camp has challenged all allegations.
In the new messages, the woman is found saying she enjoyed her time with Bauer. Here is an excerpt from the LA Times.
The texts include messages the woman exchanged with Bauer and a friend after the April encounter, in which the woman said she had enjoyed being with Bauer and expressed an interest in seeing him again.
But the messages also discuss the injuries the woman said she received at Bauer’s hand.
In one text exchange between the woman and her cousin following the incident in May, she attached a photo of her injured face.
In response to the photo, the cousin wrote, “As long as it is consensual, I don’t have to kill him.”
The woman replied, “It was consensual, but I didn’t like the two black eyes ?? Look, he (definitely) took it too far. don’t you think lol.”
The woman’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, spoke on the new court filings.
“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.”
Freedman added more through a statement.
“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.”
Trevor Bauer’s attorney Jon Fetterolf said this in an official statement released on June 29th.
Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021. We have messages that show [the woman] repeatedly asking for “rough” sexual encounters involving requests to be “choked out” and slapped in the face. In both of their encounters, [the woman] drove from San Diego to Mr. Bauer’s residence in Pasadena, Calif. where she went on to dictate what she wanted from him sexually and he did what was asked.
Bauer has been on paid leave from the Dodgers and MLB since July 3rd. The next hearing is set to run August 16-18 in Los Angeles.