Trevor Power, 31, has sued a woman who accused him of sexual assault after he insisted it was violent, consensual sex.
Power’s legal team filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on April 25 against the plaintiff, Lindsey Hill, and her attorney, Fred Thiagarajah, TMZ reported.
Neither of them has commented on the allegations they now face.
The lawsuit was filed two months after Los Angeles prosecutors said they would not press charges against the athlete, though he remains suspended from his team while an internal investigation into Major League Baseball continues.
Bauer and his attorneys have not specified how much damages they are seeking, and it is likely that an award will be decided at trial if they win.
The award-winning Cy Young winner has long denied any wrongdoing in his sexual encounters with Bauer, which took place in April and May 2021 at his Pasadena home.
Texts obtained by DailyMail.com exclusively show Hill texting him after their first meeting urging Bauer to “choke me” and “bring all the pain in”.
Trevor Bauer exits the courtroom after the last day of hearings in August 2021. During those hearings, a restraining order imposed on Bauer v. Lindsey Hill was lifted
Power says Hill developed a story about non-consensual sex for her along with her attorney, Fred Thiagarajah. Thiagaraja told the Washington Post in February 2022 that his client was ‘brutally’ by Bauer
The attorney for Power’s alleged victim, Brian Friedman, has asked TMZ Sports to post a non-disabled photo showing his client’s alleged injuries saying the damage may not be part of a consensual encounter
Hill’s attorney, Fred Thiagarajah, pictured, is also suing over allegations that he lied on his client’s behalf.
At the time of sexual encounters, Lindsay Hill was 27 years old.
Power has been suspended from playing in the MLB since July 2, 2021.
Last comment ends April 29. At the time of writing, MLB is continuing to investigate the allegations against Bauer.
In his lawsuit, Bauer admitted his sexual stays with Hill, but said she gave him his consent to sodomy, and he strangled and beat her.
Power Hill’s lawsuit accuses him of stalking him after their first sexual encounter to cause him to experience “an even harsher sexual experience”.
Texts obtained by DailyMail.com in July 2021 showed Hill telling Bauer how much she enjoyed having rough sex with him after their first meeting.
Then the conversation becomes increasingly sexual as Bauer asks her to describe what she wants him to do during their next meeting
He claims she did so “so that she could later claim that this sexual experience was not what she requested, and thus lays the groundwork for a financial settlement”.
The lawsuit says that Bauer seriously believed that Hill was just expressing her sexual preferences while pursuing him.
Because of Hill’s allegations, Power said his relationship with the Los Angeles Dodgers was damaged, costing him millions of dollars.
Power was banned from playing shortly after joining the Dodgers of the Cincinnati Reds.
After their contact, Bauer claims Hill made up a police story about sexual assault for financial gain. The lawsuit says Hill “generated a media attack based on her lies,” ESPN reports.
Her attorney, Thiagaraja, is accused in the lawsuit of helping Hale compose her story.
Power goes on to say that graphic images of Hill’s face apparently beaten and bruised have been altered to appear worse, and he also says that Hill deleted phone records during the investigation as well as for making inconsistent statements.
At first, Hill claimed that she woke up after her second foreplay with Bauer with bruising to her vagina and buttocks, black eyes, puffiness and lips, and scrapes and bruises on her gums.
Hill said that after her second meeting with Bauer, she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a severe head injury while he says she left with a slightly swollen lip.
In the latest lawsuit, Power said Hill’s lip was slightly swollen when she left his house in May 2021. While Hill claims she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a head injury.
One section of the lawsuit states: “At all times during sexual encounters, Mr. Bauer respected the established and agreed boundaries with [the woman]”.
The lawsuit cites purported text messages Hill sent to her female friends about potential financial gain resulting from her relationship with Bauer.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney announced in February 2022 that no sexual assault charges would be brought against Power.
Power’s latest suspension from work expires on April 29. He has been out of competition with the Dodgers since July 2021, shortly after joining the team from the Cincinnati Reds.
At the time, Thiagaraja told the Washington Post that it would be “frightening” for prosecutors to press charges against Power.
He said the decision not to proceed with the charges was not “a declaration of innocence, but a declaration of innocence”. It is a declaration of “I do not have sufficient evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt”. There is no doubt that Mister Power has been brutally treated [the woman]”.
The new suit says that “at the time Mr. Thiagaraja made these statements, he knew that his client had filed a ‘materially misleading’ petition to the California Supreme Court for a restraining order, according to USA Today.”
Earlier, in August 2021, Hill’s restraining order against Power was lifted after a judge ruled that it posed no threat to the alleged victim. The same judge ruled against Bauer’s legal team’s request for access to Hill’s phone records in April 2022.
This lawsuit is Bauer’s latest legal action in relation to the allegations.
In March 2022, Bauer sued online publishers Deadspin and The Athletic, as well as the latter’s former reporter Molly Knight, over articles she had written about the original allegations.