Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has settled a lawsuit with a woman who accused him of sexual assault.
Bauer was suspended for two full seasons, or 324 games, by Major League Baseball after the allegations surfaced last spring, but his suspension was later reduced to 194 games in December 2022. When no MLB teams picked him up after his suspension was over, Bauer spent the 2023 season playing in Japan for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball.
After a judge denied the restraining order requested by his accuser, Lindsey Hill, Bauer filed a lawsuit against Hill for defamation, claiming that she fabricated the allegations to destroy his career. Hill then filed a countersuit against Bauer for battery.
But today, Bauer revealed that the cases have been settled, with neither party paying anything to the other. According to a statement from Hill’s lawyers, she received a $300,000 payment from her own insurance company, and based on that payment, agreed to drop the lawsuit against Bauer.
And notably, Bauer retained the ability to speak on the case publicly – and that’s exactly what he did after the cases were dismissed.
In a video released today, Bauer revealed text messages sent by Hill, including one that he says was sent before the two ever met that read:
“Next victim. Star pitcher for the dodgers.”
And in another exchange, Bauer says that Hill told a friend that she was going to Bauer’s house later that week and asked what she should steal. The friend replied that she should take his money.
Bauer also said that Hill told a friend that she already had her “hooks in” Bauer, and that his net worth was $51 million, to which her friend replied:
“B*tch you better secure the bag!”
After they met, Bauer says Hill also sent a text message to a friend that read, “need daddy to choke me out” and that said:
“Being an absolute WHORE to try to get in on his $51 million”
Bauer also revealed text messages which he says are between Hill and her AA sponsor, asking Hill if she feels “a tiny bit guilty” to which she replied:
In his video, Bauer says that Hill’s legal team approached him multiple times about reaching a financial settlement, but he refused to pay her anything.
And he shows a video from Hill that Bauer claims was originally concealed, which shows Hill laying in bed beside Bauer the morning after she claims the assault took place.
The pitcher says that after receiving the evidence in the case that he sought, the parties were able to reach a settlement that did not involve either side paying money to the other:
“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 prefer to just remain focused on doing my job, winning baseball games and entertaining fans around the world.”
As for Hill, this isn’t the only time she’s found herself in the headlines: Bauer’s accuser went viral earlier this year when she was caught on video getting kicked out of a Morgan Wallen concert in Nashville.
The video, from Morgan’s free album release concert at Bridgestone Arena back in March, shows Hill screaming and cursing while another girl tells her to just leave.
Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to have the ability to just walk away, and eventually had to be escorted out of the pit by security.
She wasn’t done yet though…
After being removed from the floor, Hill can then be seen standing at the barricade surrounding the pit area, security surrounding her, as she continues to yell and scream.
At the time of the incident, Whiskey Riff spoke with one of the folks in the video, who told us that the woman had left her spot to get a drink and was trying to push her way back to the front of the crowd. But apparently she had already pissed some people off, and when they wouldn’t let her back to the front, she became belligerent and got herself kicked out.
And to add insult to injury? According to the witness, apparently when police gave her friends the opportunity to leave with her, they told the officer that they were “there to see Morgan Wallen” and let their drunken friend get taken away on her own while they stayed to enjoy the show.