A woman told her mother there was “no way” she was having sex with former NRL star Jarryd Hayne moments before he allegedly sexually assaulted her, causing her to bleed, a court has been told.
The NSW District Court retrial of the two-time Dally M winner entered its fourth day on Thursday after he pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
He denies sexually assaulting the woman at her home in Fletcher, on Newcastle’s outskirts in September 2018, on the night of the NRL Grand Final.
Mr Hayne, 35, is accused of being “forceful” and “rough” and causing two lacerations and substantial bleeding during the brief sexual encounter with the woman, but he claims she consented to the acts.
The woman and the crown prosecution have argued that while she had sent him sexually suggestive messages via social media, the first time they had met at her Fletcher home, which she shared with her mother, she did not consent to sexual intercourse.
Jarryd Hayne is fighting charges of sexual assault without consent in the NSW District Court. Picture: Richard Dobson
She said she refused to consent because he had a cab waiting in her front yard, just outside her bedroom window, which he had paid $550 to ferry him from a buck’s party to Sydney.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that when she realised there was a taxi waiting outside, she refused to consent to sexual intercourse.
The woman’s mother took to the witness stand on Thursday afternoon, where she told the court she answered the door to the taxi driver 20 minutes after Mr Hayne arrived.
Mr Hayne went to talk to the taxi driver outside, where the woman and her mother had a brief conversation.
“I said what’s going on and she said, ‘He’s here, he wants to karaoke on the laptop,’” the woman’s mother told the court.
She told the court her daughter said, “I think he wants to have sex; there’s no way.”
Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a home in Newcastle. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard.
The mother told the court she agreed with her daughter before walking up the hall.
Mr Hayne returned back to the home but instead of going to the woman’s room at the front of the house, he walked to the lounge room where her mother was watching the end of the NRL Grand Final.
The woman’s mother said Mr Hayne yelled “Go the Roosters” and “I’m jealous” as the team toasted their premiership win.
Mr Hayne eventually made his way back into the woman’s bedroom.
The jury was told the woman allegedly said “no” and “stop” when Mr Hayne pulled her pants off and began performing cunnilingus and digital penetration on her.
It only lasted for 30 seconds before they realised the woman was bleeding.
Mr Hayne went into the bathroom to wash his hands before the woman got in the shower, at which point she felt “swelling” and “stinging” on her vagina, the crown alleged.
Mr Hayne with his defence barrister Margaret Cunneen SC. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard
The woman’s mother told the court her daughter came to her bedroom later that night to say Mr Hayne had left; she claimed it was because he had a nosebleed.
But the following day, the woman’s mother told the court, her daughter had come clean about what allegedly happened.
“(She told me) that Jarryd Hayne had been quite forceful and persistent and that he pulled her pants down and she thought he’d bitten her,” the mother said.
“I said to her ‘what the hell’ basically.”
The mother said her daughter told her she “hadn’t wanted to do anything and said no”.
She told the court her daughter had sent Mr Hayne a text saying she “didn’t want to do that” and that she was “really hurt physically”.
The trial continues before Judge Graham Turnbull.