A woman wanted to expose a Premier League footballer as a ‘love rat’ after discovering he had a partner, a court heard.
Natalie Wood, 28, had previously met the high-profile player on two occasions after he contacted her on social media.
Bristol Crown Court heard he blocked Wood from messaging him when she asked if he was in a relationship.
He later unblocked her and requested that she send him sexual videos, before arranging to meet her in a hotel.
Natalie Wood, 28, had previously met the high-profile player on two occasions after he contacted her on social media
The court heard Wood (pictured outside Bristol Crown Court)messaged Coleman about a month before meeting the footballer, telling him ‘guess who has unblocked me on WhatsApp babe’
Jurors have been told a plan was hatched for two men to burst in and to film Wood and the player in bed.
The footballer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, jumped from the window in his underwear after Prince Rowe, 37, and Nathan Coleman, 38, entered the room.
He later received a message from Wood threatening to expose him to the media if he did not respond within 24 hours.
Wood has admitted blackmail, while Rowe, Nathan Coleman and his brother Tyrone Coleman deny the charge.
Tyrone Coleman, 34, from Birmingham, began ‘seeing’ Wood after he appeared on ITV’s Take Me Out last year.
She revealed that she had previously met the footballer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at a hotel on two occasions.
‘She just said that he was a love rat, that he had a girlfriend and that he could do what he wanted when he wanted,’ Coleman said.
Rowe, from Birmingham, said he agreed to go to the hotel after his friend Tyrone Coleman (pictured outside Bristol Crown Court) – a former contestant on ITV’s Take Me Out – discovered his girlfriend, Wood, had been contacting the footballer
‘She said she would like to sell her story to the newspapers and the media. She wanted to expose him as a love rat.’
Coleman told Wood he would speak to friends who knew how to contact journalists.
He arranged for Wood and him to meet Rowe at The Yenton pub in Birmingham last year.
‘Prince was giving her angles of how she could go to the media,’ Coleman said.
‘We had a brief discussion of how it could be done. Basically, get him into a room, film him and then go straight to the papers.
‘He would be in a sexual position with Natalie. Prince said ‘you can’t blackmail him – you have to go straight to the media’.
‘I expected it to make good money because it is a kiss and tell story.’
Coleman, who worked as a healthcare assistant, insisted there was no plan to blackmail the footballer and said the money would only come from the media.
The court heard Wood messaged Coleman about a month before meeting the footballer, telling him ‘guess who has unblocked me on WhatsApp babe’.
‘He had blocked her because she asked him questions about having a girlfriend,’ Coleman told jurors.
Wood then sent Coleman: ‘We’re going to do this. Get rich ha’.
The player asked Wood ‘any vid?’ ahead of the hotel room meeting, referring to sexual content from her.
Wood texted Coleman: ‘Think he has enough video lol. He made one himself.’
Coleman told the jury: ‘When they were together, during their sexual contact, he took his phone out and was taking a video of them.’
He messaged Rowe stating that the footballer’s ‘days are numbered’ and described him as a ‘dirty ****’ ahead of the hotel meeting.
‘His days are numbered because of the messages that had gone back and forth between him and Natalie,’ Coleman said.
‘I called him a dirty **** because I saw the explicit messages between him and her and the things he was asking for.
‘There was no plan to blackmail.’
After the sportsman jumped out of the window, Rowe and Nathan Coleman (pictured outside Bristol Crown Court) left the hotel and met Tyrone Coleman outside, with Wood following a short time later
Coleman waited outside the hotel while Wood, Rowe and his brother went inside ahead of the footballer.
Footage filmed from the room shows the footballer jumping out of the window in his underwear after Rowe and Nathan Coleman entered.
Rowe told police: ‘I just wanted to see if it was that person – the footballer.’
‘I was a bit star-struck by the situation. I don’t know how we got into the room.
‘She was lying on the bed. He was sitting there with his thing out. She jumped off the bed in panic.’
‘I couldn’t believe that he jumped out of the window because the gap wasn’t very big,’ Tyrone Coleman said.
Prince Rowe, 37, (pictured outside Bristol Crown Court) allegedly burst into a hotel room with Nathan Coleman, 38, to capture incriminating footage of a footballer with Natalie Wood, 28
After the sportsman jumped out of the window, Rowe and Nathan Coleman left the hotel and met Tyrone Coleman outside, with Wood following a short time later
The footballer, who fled to a nearby restaurant and phoned police, later sent a crying with laughter emoji to Wood.
‘I thought ‘why is he sending a smiley face? He’s just jumped out the window’,’ Coleman told the jury.
Wood’s phone later sent a message to the footballer stating: ‘I don’t really want to expose you to the media but if you don’t respond within 24 hours then you leave me no choice.’
Coleman said he told Wood to phone the player and tell him it was ‘not what it appears to be’.
When asked what it appeared to be, Coleman replied: ‘I think an ultimatum. I thought she should phone him to clear it up.’
He denies conspiracy to blackmail.
His brother Nathan Coleman, of Sussex, denies conspiracy to blackmail and two counts of theft relating to the footballer’s Rolex watch and designer tracksuit.
Prince Rowe denies conspiracy to blackmail and two counts of theft. Rowe said he was a bodybuilder who owned a vape shop in Birmingham and did not ‘need to be involved in anything like this’.
‘I was just interested that I was going to see the footballer,’ he told officers.
‘That’s all it was for me. I just feel really upset with the whole situation.’
He denied taking either the footballer’s Rolex watch or designer tracksuit, which he was wearing when arrested days after the hotel room incident.
Rowe insisted the tracksuit, which still had tags on, was handed to him by Wood who told him she had purchased it for the footballer.
Ras Robinson denies a charge of handling stolen goods, relating to the Rolex watch.
The trial continues.