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Ex-MLB Pitcher Trevor Bauer Breaks Silence on Sexual Assault Settlement

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Trevor Bauer discussed his sexual assault settlement for the first time.

Jan. 4 2024, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, 32, addressed his sexual assault case for the first time, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The MLB free agent announced in October 2023 that he had settled with Lindsey Hill, who accused him of punching her during a rough sexual encounter in 2021. Bauer responded by suing Hill for defamation, and she filed a countersuit in response.

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Bauer maintains that he did not sexually assault Hill in 2021.

Bauer, who maintains his innocence, refused several offers from Hill's team before reaching a settlement, in which the professional baseball player said neither party paid the other. Bauer additionally released texts and video in an apparent attempt to discredit Hill and suggest she attempted to frame him.

Bauer settled the lawsuit without paying his accuser,

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Bauer said he will 'prevail' in separate sexual assault cases against him.

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On Thursday's edition of Fox News' American Newsroom, Bauer told host Bill Hemmer, "I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, never will, never have," Bauer said. "It’s not who I am as a person. It’s been excruciating the last two-and-a-half years being seen that way because that’s not my character. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone."

While addressing the additional accusations that have been made since Hill's 2021 allegations, the baseball star said, "Some of those things are still playing out, but we will prevail in all of those."

"There’s one outstanding lawsuit, but we’re gonna win that just like we’ve won everything else."

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Bauer was slapped with a two season suspension following Hill's accusations.

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Hill accused Bauer of punching her during a violent sexual encounter.

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After Hill came forward and accused Bauer, the LA Dodgers placed him on paid administrative leave in July 2021. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred proceeded to suspend the pitcher for 324 games for violating the league's domestic violence and sexual assault policy.

Bauer was reinstated after serving a 194-game suspension. He is a free agent and has yet to be signed by any team.

"I’d love to play baseball," Bauer told Hemmer. "That’s my goal, to play baseball here in the United States. I’m still one of the best pitchers in the world. I’d like to compete at the highest level."

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Bauer added that he's "really passionate about helping people" and "being good for the game" while acknowledging the damage he's done to his reputation in the league and beyond.

"I think I’ve done a lot of damage, unfortunately, in the first half of my career; and I’d love a second opportunity to do things better."

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