Warning: This story contains descriptions of violence.

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge on Thursday ruled in favor of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, rescinding a restraining order that had been in force against him since late June after a woman accused him of assaulting her in his home this year.

The decision came after more than nine hours of testimony by the accuser in a court hearing to determine whether the restraining order was warranted based on the evidence. Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman concluded the answer was no.

Bauer did not testify at the hearing as the judge ruled he did not have to take the stand. The judge asked Bauer if he intended to invoke the Fifth Amendment. “Yes, your Honor,” he said.  

In explaining her decision, the judge said Bauer did not exceed the limits the accuser had set during sex. She added that she found the accuser’s June declaration for her temporary restraining order “materially misleading.” The judge referenced a text message the accuser had sent Bauer, where the woman said she “wanted all the pain.”

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared with his legal team outside an LA courtroom after his restraining order was rescinded on Thursday.

The judge further noted that Bauer stopped when the accuser told him to stop during sex, saying, “He didn’t cross the boundaries which she expressed to him.”

USA TODAY does not identify individuals who allege sexual crimes without their permission.

During Thursday’s hearing, Bauer’s attorney Shawn Holley said, “I’m sure it was unpleasant and painful,” referring to the sex. But “she (the accuser) asked for these things.”

Bauer remains in limbo on two other serious fronts:

— Pasadena police have been investigating the matter after the accuser said he choked her unconscious during two sexual encounters at his home in Pasadena in April and May and then punched her in the face and vagina during the second encounter.

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