Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has released a phone call recording between himself and his accuser, Lindsey Hill, regarding their sexual encounter. The call, which was covertly recorded by police, was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. Bauer and Hill recently settled their legal dispute, and the pitcher shared messages from Hill to her friends that he claims are damning.
During the call, Bauer and Hill discuss their encounter and the injuries Hill sustained. Bauer stated that Hill had asked him to hit her and that they had discussed a safe word. Hill expressed confusion and stated that she did not recall asking Bauer to hit her. Bauer maintained that he had checked with her multiple times if she was okay and that he was following her lead.
Hill described her injuries, including two black eyes, a swollen jaw, and a concussion. She expressed her discomfort with the level of roughness during their encounter and questioned Bauer’s understanding of boundaries. Bauer acknowledged a miscommunication and expressed regret for not clarifying their expectations beforehand.
Trevor Bauer, the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner, was initially suspended for the equivalent of two full seasons by Major League Baseball. However, the suspension was later reduced to 194 games. Bauer played the 2023 season in Japan. He recently stated that he is ready to move on with his life and focus on his career.