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Jarryd Hayne denies he ‘raped woman’ in United States

NRL star Jarryd Hayne has ‘unequivocally and vehemently’ denied allegations he raped a virgin after a drunken night out in the US, but admits he ‘hooked up’ with her, according to court documents.

Civil court documents filed in Santa Clara County Court accused the 29-year-old of having non-consensual sexual intercourse in 2015 with a woman known as ‘Ms V’.

The woman has filed a civil complaint in California which alleges Hayne took her back to his San Jose home after a 49ers game and raped her when she was drunk.  

Documents lodged in a County of Santa Clara court state the woman had previously met some of Hayne’s friends when working at a restaurant and a group went out drinking after the December 20 game.

NRL star Jarryd Hayne has ‘unequivocally and vehemently’ denied allegations he raped a virgin after a drunken night out in the US, but admits he ‘hooked up’ with her, according to court documents 

A woman claims Jarryd Hayne took her home after a boozy night out with other NFL stars before raping her, in a civil suit filed to an American court

A woman claims Jarryd Hayne took her home after a boozy night out with other NFL stars before raping her, in a civil suit filed to an American court

The documents say Hayne later took the woman to a home in an Uber and she passed out in the car ‘due to her extreme level of intoxication’.

Her lawyer, John Clune, said that at the time his client was so intoxicated she was ‘unable to consent to sexual intercourse’.

‘Mr Hayne brought our client back to his home, approached her in the dark, turned her around as to not face him and told her ”no kissing”,’ Mr Clune said in a statement.

‘He then had non-consensual sexual intercourse with her.’

Hayne said he had previously provided ‘all reasonable assistance’ to authorities after the woman went to police in May 2016.

Rugby league superstar Jarryd Hayne has been accused of rape in a civil suit filed in an American court. He denies the allegations

Rugby league superstar Jarryd Hayne has been accused of rape in a civil suit filed in an American court. He denies the allegations

The suit was filed in Santa Clara County court overnight, accusing the 29-year-old of engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse in 2015 with a woman known as 'Ms V'

The suit was filed in Santa Clara County court overnight, accusing the 29-year-old of engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse in 2015 with a woman known as 'Ms V'

The suit was filed in Santa Clara County court accused the 29-year-old of engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse in 2015 with a woman known as ‘Ms V’

‘He unequivocally and vehemently denies the allegations which are the subject of the civil complaint,’ his Sydney lawyer, Ramy Qutami, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The court documents reveal the woman took Hayne’s ‘undergarment’ after the alleged rape in case she needed proof of the incident.

The woman said she had vaginal pain for months and went to the emergency department in April 2016.

‘The hospital called the police but the plaintiff declined to speak with them,’ the court documents state.

A month later she reported the matter to police but, after an investigation, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office told the woman ‘there was not enough evidence to prove the crime of rape beyond a reasonable doubt’.

She met Hayne through mutual friends after attending an NFL match between the 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals at Levi's Stadium. An acquaintance of Hayne messaged Ms V and met up with her group at a bar in San Jose

She met Hayne through mutual friends after attending an NFL match between the 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals at Levi’s Stadium. An acquaintance of Hayne messaged Ms V and met up with her group at a bar in San Jose

Two days after the alleged rape, Ms V confronted a friend of Hayne's over the evening. The friend spoke to the rugby league star, before returning to Ms V and telling her Hayne said 'nothing had happened', according to the suit

Two days after the alleged rape, Ms V confronted a friend of Hayne’s over the evening. The friend spoke to the rugby league star, before returning to Ms V and telling her Hayne said ‘nothing had happened’, according to the suit

In the statement of complaint, the plaintiff says she didn’t immediately report the incident to authorities because she feared being discredited or blamed.

Instead, she asked a friend to speak with Hayne and when he reportedly said ‘nothing had happened’ she contacted him direct via Instagram. He then admitted they had ‘hooked up’.

AAP understands Hayne would be expected to return to the US if the woman is granted a jury trial as she’s demanding.

The action is for sexual battery, battery, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence arising from the alleged rape.

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court 'Ms V' alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

In a civil suit filed in an American court ‘Ms V’ alleges Jarryd Hayne raped her in 2015

The woman is seeking monetary compensation for ’emotional pain, anguish and severe distress’.

Hayne’s NRL club, Parramatta, said they were unaware of the allegations until Wednesday.

‘As with any legal matter it is important we follow due process and ensure we review all relevant information available, including giving Jarryd the opportunity to respond,’ the club said in a statement.

The NRL said the organisation’s integrity unit would monitor Hayne’s case.

‘We note the police in the United States did not proceed with any criminal proceedings but we will review the information available and continue to monitor the civil case,’ a spokesman said.

Ms V reached out to Hayne through Instagram, asking him to explain the situation and tell her 'why he would do that to her.' Hayne admitted the two had 'hooked up', the suit states

Ms V reached out to Hayne through Instagram, asking him to explain the situation and tell her ‘why he would do that to her.’ Hayne admitted the two had ‘hooked up’, the suit states

A woman claims Jarryd Hayne took her home after a boozy night out with other NFL stars before raping her, in a civil suit filed to an American court

A woman claims Jarryd Hayne took her home after a boozy night out with other NFL stars before raping her, in a civil suit filed to an American court

A San Francisco 49ers spokesman said ‘this is the first we have heard of this matter and the alarming allegation regarding a former employee’.

Hayne sensationally left the Parramatta Eels and rugby league to join the 49ers in 2015.

He played eight games for the team, including 17 carries for 51 yards and six catches for 27 yards. He also had three fumbles.

The team chose not to re-sign him the following season, and decided to play Rugby Sevens for Fiji after no other NFL teams approached him.

He returned to the NRL last year and joined the Gold Coast Titans. 

He announced last month he would be released from his record $1.2 million contract to return to Parramatta for the 2018 season.  



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