Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has described the woman accusing him of sexual assault as being ‘full of sh*t’ after she sent him a text saying she ‘didn’t want to do that’, a court has been told.
The 35-year-old Dally M winner sat in the witness box of the NSW District Court on Wednesday as the jury was played the final recording of his prior evidence.
His NSW District Court trial is nearing its end after Mr Hayne pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault without consent.
Mr Hayne denies sexually assaulting the woman at her home on Newcastle’s outskirts in September 2018, on the night of the NRL grand final, claiming they engaged in consensual sexual acts.
The former footy star is accused of pulling off the woman’s pants before allegedly performing oral and digital sexual acts on her without her consent, causing cuts and substantial bleeding.
The 35-year-old Dally M winner (pictured outside court) sat in the witness box of the NSW District Court on Wednesday as the jury was played the final recording of his prior evidence
Hayne’s NSW District Court trial is nearing its end after Mr Hayne pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault without consent
Hours of Mr Hayne’s recorded evidence has been played to the jury this week, with the final hour played on Wednesday.
In his final questions by the then Crown prosecutor, Mr Hayne was asked why he was ‘fuming’ after a woman sent him a text saying she was in physical pain.
‘I know I’ve talked about sex and stuff so much but I didn’t want to do that after knowing the taxi was waiting for you,’ the text read.
‘I thought you would have at least stayed. I am hurting really badly. I told my mum you got a nose bleed but I’m sitting here in my room crying because I feel weird.’
Mr Hayne replied: ‘Go doctor tomorrow.’
The then Crown prosecutor proposed to Mr Hayne: ‘The reason you were fuming is because you knew from the messages that she was going to ruin your career … you were fuming because she was going to refer you to police.’
‘I was fuming because she was just full of sh*t,’ the former NRL star responded.
He earlier told the court: ‘I was fuming by that stage because I could see she was trying to make up something that wasn’t true, about her saying no and that I left straight away.’
Hours of Mr Hayne’s recorded evidence has been played to the jury this week as he gave his version of events on NRL grand final night in 2018
Earlier in his evidence, Mr Hayne admitted he knew the woman did not want to have sex with him.
He said he paid a taxi $550 to drive him from Newcastle to Sydney after a buck’s weekend and told the woman he could ‘pop in on the way’ to her house if she lived near the freeway.
The former Parramatta fullback told the court he knew the woman was ‘keen, sending flirty messages’ in the weeks prior, but when asked what he intended to do at her home, he said he ‘wasn’t sure’.
‘It was up in the air … best-case scenario I would have sex with her, worst-case I would introduce myself and that was it,’ Mr Hayne told his then-barrister in the evidence.
Mr Hayne insists that he knew the woman was not consenting to sexual intercourse but instead he attempted to ‘please her’ by performing other sexual acts.
‘I knew she didn’t want to have sex, I thought I’d just please her and that was it,’ he said.
The former Parramatta fullback told the court he knew the woman was ‘keen, sending flirty messages’ in the weeks prior, but when asked what he intended to do at her home, he said he ‘wasn’t sure’
The Crown asked: ‘You went for one thing and one thing only and that was sex wasn’t it?’
‘Potentially,’ Mr Hayne responded.
He earlier denied he wanted sex ‘the quicker, the better’ after leaving the taxi outside the woman’s house with the meter running.
Mr Hayne was asked by the then Crown prosecutor: ‘What you wanted was sex, and you wanted it the quicker, the better because the taxi was out the front and the meter was continuously running.’
Asked what he said to that, Mr Hayne responded: ‘I don’t agree with your opinion.’
Later, the woman contacted Mr Hayne via Snapchat in a message that was monitored by police.
In it, she wrote: ‘You knew I definitely wasn’t OK from the damage that night’ and ‘it was pretty messed up and you should have stopped when I said so’.
The trial continues before Judge Graham Turnbull.
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