A 24 stone student has denied forcing a smaller man to have sex with her by suggesting she is too ‘lazy’ to be on top for 15 minutes.
Imogen Brooke, 30, also said that she could not have given her alleged victim a love-bite while they were having sex because ‘I can’t multi-task’.
Miss Brooke instead argues that she gave him the love-bite while they were kissing before he fell asleep when she went to check on the onion rings she had put in the oven.
She also claimed that she would not have been able to tug him over onto his back in bed – which he has claimed – because ‘I’m not Superwoman’.
Miss Brooke denies causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent at her flat.
The trial is onto its third day in which the court has previously heard that Miss Brooke was feeling ‘horny’ when she would not take no for an answer and got on top of her helpless victim.
The ‘very drunk’ student allegedly started ‘riding’ the man whose protests were going ‘in one ear and out the other’, even telling him ‘you may be saying no but your dick is saying yes’.
The court heard that at the time she weighed 24 stone and gave him the ‘non consensual’ love-bite having ‘pinned’ him down for sex before rolling off and going to sleep.
But Miss Brooke denied this, telling jurors she is conscious of her weight, meaning she wouldn’t have engaged in that sexual position.
Imogen Brooke (pictured), 30, denied denied forcing a smaller man to have sex with her by suggesting she is too ‘lazy’ to be on top for 15 minutes
She also told the court that she could not have given her alleged victim a love-bite while they were having sex because ‘I can’t multi-task’
She said: ‘No, I’m not comfortable with my body, because I’m bigger than most people.
‘I’m a big girl and I’m not confident of my weight, or any part of my body.’
Southampton Crown Court in Hampshire heard that Miss Brooke going on top during sex would be logistically challenging, as her size has an impact.
She continued: ‘I weigh 22st now but at the time I weighed 24st.
‘For me to be on top, I have to get on, balance to the side and lift up my belly and put in the penis – but I would [normally] ask them to.
‘But I can’t, I don’t like my body.’
Miss Brooke told the court that on the night in question, the two – who met online – had returned back to her flat.
She said: ‘I let Lexi my dog out, put some onion rings on and put the TV on because that’s what I usually do – and because I like food, especially when I’ve drunk.
‘We sat on the bed and we were kissing and that’s when the love-bite happened.’
Miss Brooke said that after kissing she went to check on the food during which time her alleged victim fell asleep.
‘After kissing, I went and sorted the onion rings out – I would’ve checked if there were cooked or needed a bit longer and put mayonnaise on the plate,’ she said.
‘I ate them all to myself because he was asleep.’
The ‘very drunk’ 30-year-old is said to have started ‘riding’ the man whose protests were going ‘in one ear and out the other’
Miss Brooke continues to deny causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
Miss Brooke told the court that the next day she had messaged the man telling him he was ‘soundo’- fast asleep – when she returned from the kitchen and had had to eat the onion rings alone.
When asked by her defence barrister, Audrey Archer, whether she forced the man to have sex with her and pulled down his boxer shorts, she said: ‘I didn’t.’
Ms Archer asked whether she had tugged at the man’s arm to get him to lie on his back in the lead up to the alleged assault.
She replied: ‘No – I’m not Superwoman.’
How sex without consent differs legally from rape and other forms of sexual assault
Miss Brooke denies one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
This differs to a charge of rape, for which the legal definition is when a person intentionally penetrates another’s vagina, anus or mouth with a penis, without the other person’s consent.
Assault by penetration is when a person penetrates another person’s vagina or anus with any part of the body other than a penis, or by using an object, without the person’s consent.
The overall definition of sexual or indecent assault is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent. It can involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual acts.
When asked if it was true she had been on top for the alleged period of 15 minutes, Miss Brooke said: ‘No, I wouldn’t.
‘No, 15 minutes on top, I wouldn’t – I’m very lazy. I had no sex on top for any duration.’
Miss Brooke, who is alleged to have given the man a love-bite during the sexual assault, told the court she couldn’t have done that, ‘because I can’t multitask’.
Yesterday, jurors heard that Miss Brooke left him with a love-bite so bad that it looked like she had ‘strangled’ him.
The court heard that she took a photo of the bruise the morning after the alleged incident took place and sent it to him, giving him ‘flashbacks of a fairly horrific incident’ at her flat in Southampton, Hampshire.
Her alleged victim gave evidence remotely by video link yesterday and told the hearing he got flashbacks of the night during which Miss Brooke got on top of him in bed before forcing him to have sex against his will.
He said: ‘I remember the entire night. I remember it because I can’t get it out of my head.’
The court heard she had taken a photo of him when he finally got to sleep and sent it to him on Facebook Messenger the next day.
The man, who denied being given the love-bite with consent, said: ‘I found it difficult to sleep that morning. It took quite a while.
‘I stared at the wall most of the night after she forced me to have sex.’
He added: ‘I found a photo of me – of me asleep and a bruise on my neck. The bruise was from [Miss Brooke].
‘The mark to my neck came during the incident that took place in those early hours.
‘She was biting my neck. It took place while she was on top of me, when she had me pinned on my back, she was biting my neck at the same time.’
Southampton Crown Court (pictured) has heard this week that Miss Brooke was feeling ‘horny’ when she would not take no for an answer and got on top of her helpless victim
The court heard the complainant had not mentioned the love-bite in his original police complaint.
When questioned, he told jurors: ‘I remember everything apart from the biting – I just cover everything up in my head and keep it in.
‘I remember everything on that night and going to sleep and waking up.’
Jurors have been told this week how it was a ‘misconception’ that the victims of sexual offences are always female.
Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent differs to a charge of rape, for which the legal definition is when a person intentionally penetrates another’s vagina, anus or mouth with a penis, without the other person’s consent.
The trial continues.