Trevor Bauer has been on paid administrative depart for the reason that center of final season, however Main League Baseball could possibly be getting nearer to creating a choice about whether or not the Los Angeles Dodgers star might be suspended.
A choose on Monday denied Bauer’s request to entry the cellphone information of one of many girls who accused him of sexual assault, based on Invoice Shaikin of the Los Angeles Instances. The lady’s request for a restraining order had already been denied and prosecutors declined to file fees in opposition to Bauer. In subsequent courtroom filings, Bauer’s authorized group argued that the girl’s cellphone information may present she tried to execute “a plan to hunt tough intercourse so she may later search to revenue.”
Los Angeles Superior Courtroom Decide Dianna Gould-Saltman denied the request. She mentioned Bauer’s attorneys didn’t file the movement in time for her to think about the request. Even when they did, Gould-Saltman mentioned she is skeptical of how the girl’s cellphone information may assist Bauer’s argument that she ought to pay his authorized charges. Bauer’s authorized group submitted a submitting again in October searching for to have the girl cowl the MLB star’s authorized prices.
As Shaikin notes, the cellphone information may have, in concept, helped Bauer share his aspect of the occasions with MLB investigators.
Bauer is within the second 12 months of a three-year, $102-million contract. He has been on paid depart for 10 months. The 31-year-old lately filed a defamation lawsuit associated to his sexual assault case.