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Judge denies restraining order against Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer

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Judge denies restraining order against Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer

  • Dodgers
Aug 20
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman has denied a restraining order request against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer.

The judge ruled that Bauer did not pose a future threat against the 27-year-old woman who accused the pitcher of sexual assault earlier in June.

“We are grateful to the Los Angeles Superior Court for denying the request for a permanent restraining order and dissolving the temporary restraining order against Mr. Bauer today,” said Shawn Holley, Bauer’s lawyer.

In the court, Holley argued that the accuser had sent explicit text messages multiple times, which led Bauer to believe she was experienced in what both sides agree was “rough sex.”

“When you engage in this milieu, you are entering into a danger zone,” Holley said. “And the best you can do when you enter into an encounter is to have as much of an understanding of the other person as possible.”

On the other hand, the accuser’s attorney, Lisa Meyer, argued that the woman could not give full consent to anal sex during their first meeting or get punched during the second encounter after Bauer choked her to the point of being unconscious.

“A person who is unconscious cannot give consent, and more importantly, even if given beforehand, cannot be withdrawn because they are unconscious,” Meyer said.

Major League Baseball has extended Bauer’s paid administrative leave through August 27. 

  • Trevor Bauer

    Trevor Andrew Bauer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians,

  • Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles. The Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division.

  • Major League Baseball

    Major League Baseball is an American professional baseball organization and the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

  • Los Angeles County Superior Court

    The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, is the California superior court with jurisdiction over Los Angeles County, which includes the city of Los Angeles.