Wearing a plum suit with a purple dotted pocket square, Trevor Bauer looked grim as he appeared in Los Angeles court Friday for a hearing on the temporary restraining order filed by a woman accusing him of sexual assault.
His accuser, known as 'Ms. Hill', 27, also appeared at the hearing, which has now been continued until August 2.
Dressed in a green jacket and white pants, blond Ms. Hill kept her head bowed throughout and did not look at Bauer who was seated a row behind her during the brief morning hearing and just five spaces to the right during the longer afternoon session.
Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman extended the temporary restraining order pending a full hearing, with Bauer scheduled to take the stand.
His lawyer, Shawn Holley, said the Dodgers pitcher would plead the fifth under questioning due to the ongoing investigation by Pasadena Police.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Holley asked Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman for a continuation during the Friday afternoon hearing due to what she said was an incomplete witness list and SART - (Sexual Assault Response Team) exam provided by Ms. Hill's team.
Ms. Hill is expected to testify.
The hearing on the restraining order will take place over three days, with Judge Gould-Saltman scheduling it for August 2nd and 3rd, with an extra date if needed on the 19th.
This comes after Judge Lawrence Riff took 10 minutes to make the decision to send the case for a longer session during the quick hearing Friday morning.
The extended hearing is the latest twist in a case that began late last month when the woman filed for a protective order against the veteran pitcher and claimed he had left her bleeding after two sexual encounters at his Pasadena, California, home.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was hit with a temporary restraining order last month requiring him to stay at least 100ft away from the woman he is accused of assaulting. On Friday, the restraining order was extended pending a full hearing, with Bauer scheduled to take the stand
The woman, identified by her lawyer as 'Ms. Hill', told authorities she had sexual encounters with Bauer in April and May, but that both episodes turned violent, requiring her to seek medical attention
In her complaint, Ms. Hill, 27, said what began as consensual sex descended into a nightmare when he allegedly choked her unconscious and sodomized her during their first encounter at the end of April.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Ms. Hill sat silently throughout the hearing Friday, dressed in a greenish gray jacket and blue mask, flanked by her legal team
Despite claiming she was left bleeding after the encounter, she returned to his home on May 15 and engaged in consensual sex for a second time – during which, she claims, he again choked her unconscious.
In her complaint, she says she woke up to find him punching her in the face and vagina and was left with two black eyes, a split lip and what she described as 'signs of a skull fracture'.
She said she went to hospital in San Diego the following day due to the pain and was diagnosed with 'acute head trauma'.
Medics then called the police and after initially being reluctant to speak with them, she then went on to make a statement and later spoke with Bauer in a call recorded by detectives from the Pasadena Police Department who are also investigating her claims.
But the following week, DailyMail.com obtained text messages sent by the woman to Bauer after the first alleged assault that appeared to contradict her account – with the 27-year-old telling the player she had enjoyed being choked during the first sex session and asking him to do it again.
Responding to a comment about her pink socks, the woman wrote: 'Buttttt offff [sic] when it's time to choke me out. You're the best.'
She goes on to say: 'Never been more turned on in my life. Gimme all the pain. Rawr [sic].'
The conversation then turns to hitting, with the woman telling Bauer: 'Mmmm, get a couple of slaps in there and then another handprint on my @$.'
Last month, Hill applied for a temporary restraining order against Bauer claiming he violently assaulted her during two sexual encounters. Photos included in her filing showed she sustained bruising under her eyes and cuts to her lip after the encounter
Hill claims she had sex with Bauer on two occasions in April and May but that both encounters turned violent and required her to get medical attention. Texts sent to Bauer on May 9 - after their first sexual encounter - show Hill told him she enjoyed being 'choked out' during and asked him to do it again
The exchange shows Hill told Bauer her socks must come off when it's time 'to choke me out' and asked for 'all the pain'
The conversation then becomes increasingly sexual as Bauer asks her to describe what she wants him to do
When he suggests 'slaps in the face,' Hill responds saying: 'Yes yes & yes'. Bauer then asks: 'Mmmm. Do you even know what pain is?' to which she replies with a selfie, adding, 'Idk. Try me'
After some flirtatious banter, the pair go on to