‘No way in hell I was going to touch him’: Hayne accuser claims she repeatedly said no

The woman who has accused Jarryd Hayne of sexual assault was left feeling like “absolute sh*t and used by the former NRL superstar when he showed up at her house with a taxi sitting outside, a court has ben told.

Mr Hayne, 33, is facing trial in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court where he has denied sexually assaulting a then 26-year-old woman at her Fletcher home, on the outskirts of Newcastle, on NRL grand final night on September 30, 2018.

Mr Hayne has pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm, claiming that the brief sexual encounter at the home the woman shared with her mother was consensual.

The woman has told the court that she refused to consent to sexual contact with Mr Hayne after she realised he planned to leave straight after and take a taxi back to Sydney.

Former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne and his wife Amelia Bonnici at the Downing Centre Court in Sydney. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

Mr Hayne travelled to the Newcastle region for a two-day buck’s party for a Fijian Test teammate on September 29 and 30.

He and the woman had been communicating via social media for several weeks, sharing sexually suggestive messages.

In one, the court has been told, the woman said, “I’m not gonna lie, I imagined what it would be like to be f***ing you when you started talking.”

According to the crown prosecution, Mr Hayne performed oral and digital sex on the woman without her consent, causing lacerations to her genitalia and substantial bleeding.

The court has been told that Mr Hayne paid a taxi $550 to take him from Newcastle to Sydney and asked the driver to stop in at the woman’s house along the way.

But she said that she did not agree to Mr Hayne performing the sexual acts on her after she realised he had a taxi waiting outside.

The woman said during her prerecorded testimony she did not have any expectations when she agreed to let him come over and did not have a “hey come over, let’s have sex-type plan”.

When she answered the door she said she was feeling “extremely nervous”.

Former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne is standing trial in the District Court for the alleged sexual assault of a then 26-year-old woman. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

They sat together in her room during which she said he attempted to serenade her by singing along to an Ed Sheeran cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall.

“Someone singing to you was just kind of awkward,” the woman said.

He was interrupted when she heard a beeping outside and saw that his taxi was waiting in the front yard.

“Like my heart dropped because I felt like he had only come there for one thing,” she said.

“Like why would you get (the taxi driver) to wait outside for you for 20 minutes.

“I felt saddened because I felt like he must have only seen me in one type of way. He thought he was only going to come in for 20 minutes and then leave.”

She said the presence of the taxi made her feel “like absolute crap” and “sad and stupid for flirting with him to start”.

She said at that point she had resolved “no way in hell I was going to touch him” and during a brief conversation with her mother had told her that she did not want to have sex with him.

Jarryd Hayne’s lawyers have claimed that all sexual acts with the woman were consensual.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

After talking to the taxi driver at the front door, Mr Hayne went into the loungeroom to watch the closing stages of the Sydney Roosters’ NRL grand final win over Melbourne and she heard him exclaim “Go the Roosters” and something about being “jealous”.

When he returned to the room, the woman said, he began trying to kiss her during which he pushed her face into the pillow.

“I felt like – excuse my French – absolute sh*t about him getting a taxi driver to wait outside for that amount of time because he’s coming over to have sex and leave,” she said.”

“He doesn’t want to meet me or have a conversation.”

She described him as being “forceful” and treating her “like an object”.

According to the woman, Mr Hayne pulled off her jeans, despite her attempting to hold them up, and began performing sexual acts on her.

Asked by crown prosecutor Brian Costello how his actions felt to her sexually, the woman replied: “Not good.”

She added: “I didn’t want it, it wasn’t pleasurable at all. It wasn’t something I asked for.”

The woman has testified that she said “no” on three or four occasions, and he only stopped when they realised that the woman was bleeding from her genitalia.

He had blood on his hands and went to the ensuite bathroom to wash off, while she noticed blood streaming down her legs before she got into the shower.

Jarryd Hayne has denied sexually assaulting a woman at her Newcastle home in September 2018. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

Mr Hayne’s defence has agreed that the sexual encounter took place however has argued that it was entirely consensual.

The injuries that the woman suffered were accidental and he apologised afterwards, his lawyers told the court.

The trial before Judge Helen Syme continues.

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