On Thursday, a temporary restraining order against Trevor Bauer was denied by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman. According to reports, the judge declared that Bauer didn’t pose a threat to the woman who accused him of sexual assault. She added that her injuries were not the result of anything she verbally objected Bauer to do.
Added from the article, Gould-Saltman said the “injuries as shown in the photographs are terrible” but added, “If she set limits and he exceeded them, this case would’ve been clear. But she set limits without considering all the consequences, and respondent did not exceed limits that the petitioner set.”
Shawn Holley, one of Bauer’s attorneys, spoke outside the courthouse following the decision. She was joined by Bauer and attorney Jon Fetterolf. Here’s what she said:
“We are grateful to the Los Angeles Superior Court for denying the request for a permanent restraining order and dissolving the temporary restraining order against Mr. Bauer today. We have expected this outcome since the petition was filed in June. But we appreciate the court reviewing all the relevant information and testimony to make this decision.”
This isn’t the end of the case, as the Pasadena Police Department is still investigating the allegations against Bauer. He has yet to be arrested or charged. Major League Baseball is also continuing their investigation, as they have yet to suspend Bauer.
Bauer’s paid administrative leave was extended through Friday, August 27. His previous extension was going to be up tomorrow. His leave will likely continue to be extended until the criminal investigation comes to a conclusion.
If you would like more information on the case and what transpired over the last few days, you can read more about the hearing from this ESPN article.