Footy star Jarryd Hayne ignored young woman’s protests of ‘no’ and only stopped his ‘rough’ alleged sexual assault when blood gushed out onto his hands, jury hears in rape retrial
- Jarryd Hayne complainant’s pre-recorded evidence is being played in his retrial
- Jury heard Hayne only stopped his alleged assault when blood poured out
- Hayne has pleaded not guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault
- Hayne does not deny the sexual activity occurred, his defence lawyer has argued
- He thought protests were to sexual intercourse, woman consented to other acts
The complainant’s pre-recorded evidence in the rape trial of NRL star Jarryd Lee Hayne is being played in his retrial.
It was not a young woman’s protests of ‘no’ that stopped a ‘rough’ and ‘forceful’ Jarryd Hayne’s alleged sexual assault on her, a jury has heard.
It was her blood.
Pouring out from woman’s genitals onto the bed, and all over his hands.
Video evidence from the Newcastle woman was played before the NSW District Court on Tuesday in the second trial of 33-year-old Hayne.
He has pleaded not guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm on a then-26-year-old woman.
The complainant’s pre-recorded evidence in the rape trial of NRL star Jarryd Lee Hayne is being played in his retrial. Pictured: Hayne and his new wife Amellia Bonnici leaving court on Monday
The former NRL star had been celebrating a bucks weekend in Newcastle when he arranged to meet-up for the first time at the home she shared with her mother shortly after 9pm on September 30, 2018.
When the woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, found out he had booked a taxi to wait outside for 20 minutes, her heart sank.
‘I felt like he had only come there for one thing … I felt saddened cause I realised he must of only seen me in one type of way,’ she said.
After the taxi driver knocked on the door to inquire why Hayne was taking so long ‘to pick up a bag’, the woman had a brief conversation with her mother saying ‘there was no way’ she would be having sex with Hayne that evening.
Hayne does not deny the sexual activity occurred, but thought the protests were to sexual intercourse, and the woman willingly and voluntarily consented to other acts he performed on her, defence lawyer Richard Pontello has argued.
He said the resulting injury was not inflicted recklessly, was entirely accidental and Hayne had been apologetic at the time.
Once back inside her bedroom, Hayne continued trying to kiss her despite her repeating the words ‘no,’ and ‘no Jarryd,’ and at one point pushed her face into the pillow, she says.
In one movement he pulled her jeans off and put his face down into the crotch area and digitally and orally penetrated her for about 30 seconds.
‘It was forceful and fast, that’s why I can’t say for sure how the injury was done … with his mouth, his teeth, his nails or a ring or what … I was numb.’
The pair both moved quickly into the bathroom. While she had a shower to wash the blood from her, Hayne washed his hands.
The trial continues.
Video evidence from the Newcastle woman was played before the NSW District Court on Tuesday in the second trial of 33-year-old Hayne. Pictured: Hayne and his new wife Amellia Bonnici leaving court on Monday