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A woman alleging Los Angeles Dodgers sexually assaulted pitcher Trevor Bauer filed a countersuit in response to his libel suit against her.
The woman alleges Hallmarked Bauer and choked her during sex without her consent twice.
She also claimed that she lost consciousness and the pitcher stuck his fingers down her throat. Bauer has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying it was all consensual.
Bauer’s attorneys released the following statement:
“[Her] claims were refuted by justice last August following a hearing into a DVRO motion filed in bad faith,” the statement said. “She ‘materially misled’ the court and failed to meet the burden of proof. the weakest in our justice system – because his claims were false.
“She is being sued for defamation in order to be held accountable for her lies and the damages she has caused. Her countersuit is a regurgitation of her judicially refuted claims and a new attempt by [her] defame m. Bauer and seek to profit from his lies.”
Bauer says the two engaged in rough sex and set boundaries beforehand.
“In the strongest possible terms, I deny any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” Bauer said. written in a statement when he was suspended. “I am appealing this action and hope to prevail. As we have done throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”
Major League Baseball suspended Bauer for two years in April after saying he violated the league’s joint policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and despite Bauer avoid fees in federal court.
The suspension is the longest non-lifetime penalty in MLB history, and Bauer became the first player to appeal a suspension under this policy.
The woman cites “economic harm, loss of profit and other damages” in the suit, by Sports Illustrated.