Who is Lindsey Hill? Trevor Bauer's Sexual Assault Accuser Faces Lawsuit

In June of 2021 Lindsey Hill accused MLB Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

Bauer has faced an investigation both by the police and a separate investigation by Major League Baseball.

According to ESPN and The Athletic, Lt. Bill Grisafe of the Pasadena Police Department confirmed that the department was investigating Bauer. At the time of the accusation, Hill filed a petition for a temporary ex-parte restraining order.

A temporary ex-parte restraining order, in this case for alleged domestic violence, is filed in family court without any corroboration and the accused is not given an opportunity to respond.

This was later judicially declared to be a "materially misleading" petition.

The Dodgers starting pitcher has repeatedly and consistently denied the accusations, and said all acts between himself and Hill were consensual.

"While this is not the time, nor the place, to address every single lie or falsehood that this woman or her lawyers made to the court, I do want to be crystal clear about a few things. I never punched this woman in the face," Bauer said in a YouTube video he posted to his channel on February 8.

"I never punched her in the vagina. I never scratched her face. I never had anal sex with her, or sodomized her in any way. I never assaulted her in any way at any time.

"And while we did have consensual rough sex, the disturbing acts and conduct that she described simply did not occur."

On Monday, he announced that he had filed a "defamation and tortious interference lawsuit" against Hill.

"Today I filed a defamation and tortious interference lawsuit against the San Diego woman who falsely accused me of sexual misconduct," he tweeted on Monday.

"I also named one of her attorneys, Fred Thiagarajah, for making knowingly false statements about me to the media.

"The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California."

In the complaint, Bauer said Hill had "fabricated allegations" and was doing so to ruin his reputation and secure millions of dollars.

"Defendant Lindsey Hill fabricated allegations of sexual assault against Plaintiff Trevor Bauer, pursued bogus criminal and civil actions against him, made false and malicious statements about him, and generated a media blitz based on her lies," the document said.

"Ms. Hill's motives for making her false claims and statements are now clear. She wanted to destroy Mr. Bauer's reputation and baseball career, garner attention for herself, and extract millions of dollars from Mr. Bauer.

"Ms. Hill was aided in those efforts by her attorney, Defendant Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah. Although a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge rejected Ms. Hill's false allegations and the District Attorney for Los Angeles County found them unworthy of criminal charges, the damage to Mr. Bauer has been extreme."

The lawsuit also says that Bauer and Hill met in person twice at his home for consensual rough sex after discussions about her sexual preferences.

"After their first sexual encounter, Ms. Hill continued to pursue Mr. Bauer so she could have rough sex with him again, but this time, she told Mr. Bauer she wanted a rougher sexual experience. Unbeknownst to Mr. Bauer, who believed Ms. Hill was just expressing her sexual preferences, Ms. Hill's goal was to lure Mr. Bauer into having a rougher sexual experience so she could later claim this sexual experience was not what she requested and thereby lay the groundwork for a financial settlement," the document continued.

At the time of the initial accusation by Hill, her attorneys said she had suffered "severe physical and emotional pain" from Bauer's actions.

"The order is a result of a recent assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer where [the woman] suffered severe physical and emotional pain," Garelick's statement read.

"Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible. We anticipate there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and it is our hope law enforcement will take our client's allegations and case seriously."

In February 2022, after a five-month review by the Pasadena police into the allegations, it was announced Bauer would not face criminal charges, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

The Los Angeles County District office confirmed that they did not believe criminal charges we warranted. In February 2022, the L.A. District Attorney George Gascon's office issued a statement on this matter, according to a Washington Post report.

"After a thorough review of all the available evidence... the People are unable to prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt," the statement read.

Following this announcement, the MLB released a statement saying that their own investigation is ongoing and will comment further at a later date.

Newsweek has contacted Lindsey Hill for comment.

Newsweek has also contacted the legal practice of Fred Thiagarajah. According to several media reports, he has not yet responded to any requests for comment.

Correction 4/27/22: This article originally reported Lindsey Hill was granted a restraining order against Trevor Bauer that was upheld by a judge. She was granted a temporary ex-parte restraining order that was later dismissed by a judge for being a "materially misleading" petition. Newsweek regrets the error.

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Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after giving up a hit to Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. In June of 2021 Lindsey Hill accused MLB Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault, according to the Pasadena Police Department. Katelyn Mulcahy/Instagram/Getty Images

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