Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, 31, has sued a woman who accused him of sexual assault after what he insists was gross sex with consent.
Bauer’s legal team filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on April 25 against prosecutor Lindsey Hill and her lawyer, Fred Thiagarajah, TMZ reported.
None of them have commented on the allegations they now face.
The case was brought two months after Los Angeles prosecutors said they would not prosecute the athlete even if he remains suspended from his team while an internal Major League Baseball investigation continues.
Bauer and his lawyers have not specified the amount of damages they are seeking, with a price likely to be decided during the trial if they win.
The one-time winner of the Cy Young Award has long denied any wrongdoing in his sexual encounters with Bauer, which took place in April and May 2021 at his home in Pasadena.
Texts obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show that Hill texted him after their first meeting, urging Bauer to ‘suffocate me out’ and ‘give all the pain’.
Trevor Bauer steps down from the courthouse after the last day of the hearings in August 2021. During those hearings, a restraining order imposed on Bauer against Lindsey Hill was lifted
Bauer says Hill fabricated her story of sex without consent along with her lawyer Fred Thiagarajah. Thiagarajah told The Washington Post in February 2022 that his client had been ‘brutalized’ by Bauer
The lawyer for Bauer’s alleged victim, Bryan Freedman, asked TMZ Sports to publish an unedited photograph showing his client’s alleged injuries, saying the injury could NOT be part of a meeting with consent.
Hill’s attorney Fred Thiagarajah, pictured, is also being sued for allegations that he lied on behalf of his client
At the time of the sexual encounters, Lindsey Hill was 27 years old.
Bauer has been suspended from playing in MLB since July 2, 2021.
The latest suspension expires on April 29. At the time of writing, MLB is continuing to investigate the allegations against Bauer.
In his lawsuit, Bauer admits the sexual encounters with Hill, but says she gave him consent to sodomize, be strangled and beat her.
Bauer’s case accuses Hill of persecuting him after their first sexual encounter to catch him in a ‘harder sexual experience’.
Texts obtained by DailyMail.com in July 2021 showed that Hill told Bauer how much she had enjoyed hard sex with him after their first meeting
The conversation then becomes more and more sexual as Bauer asks her to describe what she wants him to do during their next meeting
He claims she did, ‘so she could later claim that this sexual experience was not what she asked for, thereby laying the groundwork for a financial settlement.’
The trial says Bauer sincerely believed that Hill merely expressed sexual preferences during his persecution of him.
Because of Hill’s claims, Bauer said his relationship with the LA Dodgers was damaged, thus costing him millions of dollars.
Bauer was barred from playing shortly after joining the Dodgers from the Cincinnati Reds.
After their connections, Bauer claims that Hill fabricated a story for police about sexual assault for financial gain. The case says Hill ‘generated a media flash based on her lies’, reports ESPN.
Her lawyer, Thiagarajah, is accused in the trial of having helped Hill create her story.
Bauer goes on to say that the graphic images of Hill’s face that were apparently beaten and bruised were edited to appear worse, he says Hill deleted phone records during the investigation and also to make inconsistent statements.
Initially, Hill claimed she woke up after her second dalliance with Bauer with a bruised vagina and buttocks, black eyes, swollen and cut lips, scratches as well as bruises on her gums.
Hill said that after her second meeting with Bauer, she went to a hospital where she was diagnosed with an acute head injury, while he says she walked away with a slightly swollen lip.
In the latest lawsuit, Bauer says Hill only had a slightly swollen lip when she left his home in May 2021. While Hill claims she went to a hospital where she was diagnosed with a head injury.
Part of the case read: “At all times during both sexual encounters, Mr Bauer respected the boundaries established and agreed with [the woman]. ‘
The lawsuit cites alleged text messages Hill sent to her friends about a potential financial mishap stemming from her relationship with Bauer.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney announced in February 2022 that no sexual assault would be prosecuted against Bauer.
Bauer’s most recent exclusion from the match expires on April 29. He has been out of action for the Dodgers since July 2021, shortly after joining the Cincinnati Reds team
At the time, Thiagarajah told The Washington Post that it would be ‘disgraceful’ for prosecutors to pursue charges against Bauer.
He said the decision not to proceed with the charges’ was not a declaration of innocence; it is a statement of “I do not have enough evidence to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt.” And there is no doubt that Mr Bauer has just brutalized [the woman]. ‘
The new trial states that ‘At the time Mr. Thiagarajah made these statements, he knew that his client had filed a’ substantially misleading ‘petition with the California Superior Court for a restraining order, “USA Today reports.
Earlier, in August 2021, the restraining order that Hill had implemented against Bauer was lifted after a judge ruled that he posed no threat to the alleged victim. The same judge rejected Bauer’s legal team’s request for access to Hill’s phone records in April 2022.
This trial is the most recent trial that Bauer has taken in relation to the allegations.
In March 2022, Bauer sued online publishers Deadspin and The Athletic as well as the latter’s former reporter Molly Knight over articles written about the original allegations.