Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer lost two judgments on sexual harassment charges in court on Wednesday. according to Los Angeles Times.
The judge ruled that the San Diego woman who accused Bauer of sexual assault could proceed with her lawsuit against him and dismissed Bauer’s libel suit against one of her former attorneys. The dismissal of the defamation suit does not affect his other defamation suits related to this case.
Three women came forward with sexual assault allegations against Bauer, alleging that the jug choked them unconscious during consensual sex and then attacked them while they were unconscious. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges.
Bauer sued the San Diego woman who first spoke out against him for defamation. She has since filed a countersuit alleging that he raped her in two separate incidents last year. Bauer argued in court that the lawsuit should not continue because the woman first charged him with a restraining order, which was later dismissed.
The initial “trial did not necessarily decide that Bauer did not beat or sexually abuse” the woman, the judge ruled on Wednesday, meaning the lawsuit against him could go ahead. This restraining order was “substantially misleading”. earlier denialand omitted some texts between them.
Bauer filed a lawsuit against one of the woman’s former lawyers over comments he made to The Washington Post in which he claimed that Bauer “mistreated” the woman. That lawsuit was dismissed on Wednesday.
Bauer has been out of MLB games since June 2021, and he was suspended for two full seasons for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy. He denied the allegations against him and is filing an appeal against this suspension.