Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has settled out of court with a San Diego woman who accused him of sexual assault.
The woman accused Bauer of sexually assaulting her during two encounters in the spring of 2021, and the pitcher had to be suspended pending investigations.
The woman was later denied a permanent restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court, and the district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against Bauer.
Other women have made similar accusations against the pitcher, so the MLB handed Bauer a 324-game suspension in April 2022, twice longer than the previous high under its domestic violence policy.
Bauer sued the woman for defamation in April 2022, and the woman countersued for sexual battery four months later.
The Court hearing was supposed to begin in February, but both parties dropped their cases and settled for a resolution outside of the court.
“Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill have settled all outstanding litigation,” Bauer’s attorneys, Jon Fetterolf and Shawn Holley, wrote in a statement on Monday.
“Both of their respective claims have been withdrawn with prejudice, effective today. Mr. Bauer did not make — and never has made — any payments to Ms. Hill, including to resolve their litigation. With this matter now at rest, Mr. Bauer can focus completely on baseball.”
One of Hill’s attorneys, Bryan Freedman, wrote the following in a statement: “In April 2022, Trevor Bauer sued Lindsey Hill for defamation. In what turned out to be an outstanding resolution for Lindsey, neither Lindsey nor anyone on her behalf paid anything to Bauer. Not a single dollar.
“Even better, Lindsey received $300,000 from her insurance company. Based on that payment, Lindsey agreed to settle the lawsuit. Now that the lawsuit is over, Lindsey looks forward to helping others.”
Trebor has constantly denied the sexual assault claims. He went ahead to release a four-minute video explaining the resolution as the outcome of the litigation.
Bauer noted the cell phone video and previously deleted text messages from Hill as “critical information” that allows him to “clear my name.”
“Over the last two years, I’ve been forced to defend my integrity and my reputation in a very public setting, but hopefully this is the last time I have to do so, as I’d prefer to just remain focused on doing my job, winning baseball games and entertaining fans around the world,” Bauer said in his video. “So today, I’m happy to be moving on with my life.”