Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who’s accused of raping a lady in her bed room, says he understands “no” means “no”.
Questioned by crown prosecutor Brian Costello on Monday throughout his rape trial within the Newcastle district court docket, Hayne stated that if the girl advised him “no”, “no Jarryd”, “Jarryd cease”, he would have identified she was not consenting and would have revered her choice.
Hayne agreed that even when the girl had consented to some sexual exercise initially, she was entitled to inform him to cease at any time.
“She by no means stated ‘no’,” Hayne advised the jury. “None of that occurred.”
Hayne agreed the girl by no means despatched him messages particularly inviting him to come back round to her home for intercourse however there have been “promising indicators”.
Costello had earlier requested Hayne about his peak and weight and the way a lot he might bench press again in 2018, when he was enjoying for the Parramatta Eels earlier than the alleged rape on the night time of the NRL grand last.
The complainant weighed 48kg and was 156cm tall.
Hayne stated he was 188cm tall, weighed between 103kg and 104kg and will bench press a most 110kg.
He has advised the jury he knew the girl didn’t need to have intercourse with him in her bed room however he wished to please her sexually.
Hayne stated the sexual exercise was consensual and he believed he will need to have by accident reduce the girl’s vagina together with his fingernail.
Hayne, who had been celebrating a pal’s bucks celebration weekend in Newcastle, had paid a taxi driver $550 to take him to Sydney earlier than asking her to cease on the girl’s home for a couple of minutes.
Hayne had by no means met the girl however had been exchanging flirty messages for nearly a fortnight after she despatched him a message saying, ‘You might be completely attractive x’.
Costello has advised the jury Hayne attacked the girl after she invited him to her home on the outskirts of Newcastle on 30 September 2018.
The prosecutor stated Hayne had arrived about 9pm and stayed for round 45 minutes, dedicated two intercourse acts on her and triggered two separate accidents to her genitalia earlier than leaving.
The lady, now aged 28, stated she grew to become offended when she realised Hayne had a taxi ready outdoors for him and was simply anticipating to have intercourse and go away.
She stated Hayne was drunk and tried to kiss and contact her however when she stated “no”, he pushed her head into the pillow, pulled her pants off and attacked her, ignoring her pleas to cease.
She stated Hayne solely stopped when there was blood all over the place, together with on his fingers and face.
She additionally advised the court docket that when she had a bathe and advised Hayne she was in numerous ache, he advised her he needed to go.
The court docket heard the girl later despatched textual content messages to a girlfriend saying she thought Hayne had bitten her vagina and she or he felt violated after telling Hayne “no” and “cease”.
Hayne, 32, has pleaded not responsible to 2 prices of aggravated sexual assault inflicting precise bodily hurt.
The trial continues.
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