The restraining order listening to in opposition to Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer began Monday with the testimony of the female accusing him of sexual assault.
The girl, a San Diego resident, testified for about an hour on the origin of her romance with Bauer and her account of their two sexual encounters. Her testimony was to keep on Monday afternoon, adopted by a cross-assessment from Bauer’s attorneys.
According to her testimony, the two started messaging after she tagged him in an Instagram tale on April 18, leading to sexual encounters on April 21 and May possibly 15 that incorporated choking to the stage of getting rid of consciousness and punches to her encounter, vagina and buttocks.
Shots of her confront submitted to the courtroom clearly show bruising less than her eyes, a scab on her lip, and swelling on her jaw and cheekbone.
Bauer’s legal professional Shawn Holland reported in his opening assertion that when questioned to end at quite a few points through their sexual exercise, Bauer stopped.
“All he can go on is what she’s telling him,” Holland said. “When you get into a rough sexual intercourse partnership, it is a continuum.”
As aspect of her testimony, the female discovered she experienced been hospitalized “eight to 10 times” for alcoholism, stating she experienced been an alcoholic considering the fact that age 15. Nonetheless, she said she has been sober given that January 2020, before her relationship with Bauer began.
L.A. Top-quality Courtroom Choose Dianna Gould-Saltman denied Bauer’s attorneys’ request for a 3rd continuance to critique additional than 600 webpages of the accuser’s clinical documents they gained Friday and to pursue other clinical records they have not however obtained. The woman’s lawyers opposed the delay.
Gould-Saltman also allowed Dr. Ellen Stein, an professional on sexual assault, to testify on the accuser’s behalf, which Bauer’s crew had objected to, indicating she experienced no perception into no matter whether consent was supplied in this case.
Not stated in the courtroom Monday was the Ohio female who obtained a non permanent restraining order against Bauer for similar accusations in 2017, initial claimed by the Washington Write-up on Saturday. Bauer responded to the results on his particular Twitter account about the weekend.
Bauer has been on administrative depart from the Dodgers due to the fact July 2.