Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill, the woman who accused him of sexual assault, have settled their dueling defamation lawsuits.
“Mr. Bauer did not make – and never has made – any payments to Ms. Hill, including to resolve their litigation. With this matter now at rest, Mr. Bauer can focus completely on baseball.” Bauer’s attorneys, Shawn Holley and Jon Fetterolf, said in a statement sent to TMZ Monday.
Hill’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told TMZ that Hill is also not paying Bauer to settle his lawsuit, but instead is receiving $300,000 from her insurance company.
Bauer, who is currently pitching for the Yokohama DeNA Baystars in Japan, posted a video on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday to share purported evidence bolstering his claim that Hill’s entire accusation was a setup to take his money.
In the post, Bauer showed a selfie video of Hill smiling in his bed. It was purportedly recorded the morning after she says he raped her at his Pasadena home in 2021.
Hill alleged that Bauer choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly, and had anal sex with her without her consent during two sexual encounters. The pitcher has said the two engaged in rough sex at her suggestion and followed guidelines they agreed to in advance.
In his video, Bauer also shared messages Hill allegedly exchanged with friends outlining how she could concoct a sex assault claim to extort money.
Bauer, 32, was placed on administrative leave by MLB in July 2021. He was suspended an unprecedented 324 games by Major League Baseball, a ban reduced to 194 games by an independent arbitrator in December 2022.
After Bauer’s suspension ended, the Dodgers cut him and no MLB team picked him up.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges in the case.
“Quite frankly, regardless of the outcome in court, I’ve paid significantly more in legal fees than (the accuser) could ever pay me in her entire life, and I knew that would be the case going in,” Bauer said. “But the lawsuit was never about the money for me. It was the only way for me to obtain critical information to clear my name.”
KTLA has not previously identified Lindsey Hill under our policy of not identifying sexual assault survivors and accusers unless they choose to go public, which is now the case with Hill.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.