The woman who accused Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer of sexual assault testified in court on Monday.
The San Diego resident recounted her encounter with the pitcher to the court. She said that the first time she was aware of Bauer was when she saw him during a Dodgers practice because Bauer was “closing one eye” while pitching. “I’m drawn to people doing unique things. I told my mom about it. That was the first thing that intrigued me about him.”
The interaction continued on April 18 after she tagged him on Instagram. It led to a sexual encounter three days later. On May 15, Bauer allegedly choked her until she lost consciousness and landed several punches on her.
The woman testified that she had two black eyes, swollen cheekbones and jaw, and a split lip a few days later. The other injuries she sustained were bruising on her head, gums, and near her privates.
Her claims are supported by several pictures of her face submitted to the court that showd bruising under her eyes, a scab on her lip, and swelling on her jaw and cheekbone.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman allowed Dr. Ellen Stein, an expert on sexual assault, to testify on behalf of Bauer’s accuser. His defense team had objected to Stein’s testimony but was overruled by Judge Gould-Saltman.
Bauer had another woman who accused him of similar charges that resulted in a temporary restraining order against him in 2017. The Dodgers placed him on administrative leave on July 2.