Recently, attorneys for Bauer They made a new effort to show that the pitcher’s interactions with the accusing woman were consensual. This week the team of advocates displayed text messages seeking to back up their theory.
A Los Angeles Times report notes that the text messages posted by the defense Bauer are some of those that the woman exchanged both with the pitcher and with other people, including a relative.
In one of the texts, the woman sent a photo of her beaten face to a relative and laughing hints that it was consensual, but that “he” took it too far.
The woman’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, issued a statement in response: “Mr. Bauer’s defense team is deliberately changing the tone of the text messages exchanged by an assault victim within hours of being attacked, to address to minimize the lasting impact on their physical and mental well-being to this day. “
“In case after case, the law is extraordinarily clear: the alleged ‘consent’ of the victim is not a defense against the assault, especially when it results in bodily harm, but, to be clear, this victim did not consent to being beaten,” he added .
The woman, who has not been identified, previously received a temporary restraining order against Bauer and upon request acknowledged that she consented to have sex with him, but accuses him of going much further.
Police are still investigating for now and Bauer could face suspension from MLB even if he is not charged with a crime.