Former MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill resolved their lawsuits on Monday without any financial exchange between the two parties, as confirmed in a video posted by Bauer on X (formerly known as Twitter) and an interview Hill conducted with The Washington Post.
Hill’s insurance company has agreed to provide her with $300,000, and her attorney, Bryan Freedman, conveyed to TMZ that Hill now anticipates using this resolution to assist others.
Hill informed The Washington Post that her claims were never primarily centered on monetary compensation, a point disputed by Bauer in his defamation lawsuit and reiterated in his video statement on Tuesday.
“I can’t stop Trevor Bauer ever,” Hill told the outlet. “But if I make him think twice before doing that again, it’s totally worth it.”
His legal representatives, Jon Fetterolf and Shawn Holley, stated in a release that Trevor Bauer intends to shift his full focus towards baseball in the future.
In his nearly four-minute video, Bauer disclosed alleged messages and a purported video from the morning after one of his encounters with Hill, which had come to light in September 2022. This video depicted Hill lying in bed beside a slumbering Bauer, seemingly smirking without any apparent injuries.
Among the messages featured in the video was one in which Bauer asserted that Hill attempted to implicate him for financial gain. In this message, Hill allegedly texted an unidentified person about Bauer’s net worth, which was stated as “51 mil.” The recipient purportedly replied, “b–ch, you better secure the bag.”
According to Bauer, the video “provides a clear and definitive account of the events that occurred on the night of May 15th.”
“Now over the last two years, I’ve been forced to defend my integrity and my reputation in a very public setting, but hopefully this is the last time I have to do so, as I’d prefer to just remain focused on doing my job, winning baseball games and entertaining fans around the world,” Bauer said to conclude his video. “So today I’m happy to be moving on with my life.”
The allegation first surfaced in June 2021, when Trevor Bauer faced accusations of sexual assault, leading to Lindsey Hill’s attempt to obtain a restraining order against him after their two in-person sexual encounters.
These allegations included assertions that Bauer had physically assaulted Hill by punching and choking her during their sexual engagement.
While Bauer publicly acknowledged engaging in consensual rough sex with Hill, he vehemently denied many of her specific claims. He asserted that some of the incidents described by Hill never occurred, including any act of punching her.
Then, in April 2022, Bauer initiated a defamation lawsuit against Hill, simultaneously filing lawsuits against The Athletic, former writer Molly Knight, and Deadspin.
Hill responded by countersuing Bauer for sexual assault.
In his statement, Bauer made reference to the judge’s decision in August 2021 to reject Hill’s request for a restraining order, which he described as an “extremely rare” occurrence.
“Quite frankly, regardless of the outcome in court, I’ve paid significantly more in legal fees than Lindsey Hill could ever pay me in her entire life, and I knew that would be the case going in,” Bauer said in his video. “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.”
Throughout the legal proceedings and the league’s investigation, Trevor Bauer received a 324-game suspension from MLB, which was subsequently reduced to 194 games by an arbitrator.
In January, the Dodgers made the decision to sever ties with Bauer, asserting that the former Cy Young-winning pitcher would not have a future within their organization. This move aligned with earlier reports in 2021, as per the Los Angeles Times, which characterized Bauer as a “pariah” in the clubhouse and someone his former Dodgers teammates no longer wished to share the field with.
Following his departure from the Dodgers, Bauer remained without a team and ultimately made the choice to continue his pitching career overseas, playing in Japan this year.