His ex-girlfriend, Kelli Ann Trent, delayed reporting these activites because he allegedly threatened to release nude pictures of her and beat her further. He claimed that he would use his family’s prestige and wealth to ruin her name if she went to the police.
Trent described Mayer’s history of domestic violence in court, backing her claims with post-abuse photographs taken of herself. According to her, this abuse carried on until the 24 of September, 2011, when he threatened to kill her after a beating.
Mayer allegedly ripped out her earrings, eyelashes, pulled out large clumps of hair, and slammed her head to the floor repeatedly, all while restraining and berating her. He then told her that the only way she’d leave their apartment alive was if he drove her to the Golden Gate Bridge, where he said she would jump or he would push her off.
A plea agreement was reached with prosecutors, and Mayer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment and has been placed on probation for three years. This will be of use to Trent if she pursues a civil suit against Mayer in the future.