A lady who claims she was sexually assaulted by Jarryd Hayne was constantly messaging another man the identical day asking him to go and see her in any other case she “would get Jarryd Hayne to come back over”, his trial was told.
While the previous NRL star has confronted three legal trials within the NSW District Court over allegations he sexually assaulted a girl at her Newcastle dwelling, this was the primary time a jury has heard from Steven Page.
Mr Page was the ultimate witness on the 11-day retrial and the one witness within the defence case.
He gave proof through AVL for simply 20 minutes, the place he told the courtroom he had met the lady 3 times earlier than September 30, 2018.
On that day – the identical day she alleges she was sexually assaulted by Mr Hayne – the lady had been contacting the person “regularly” as he had lunch and dinner with mates.
Mr Hayne pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual activity with out consent referring to the oral and digital penetration of the then 26-year-old girl.
He is accused of pulling off the lady’s pants earlier than allegedly performing oral and digital sexual acts on her with out her consent, inflicting cuts and substantial bleeding.
Mr Hayne claims they engaged in consensual sexual acts however the jury favoured Hayne.
The main distinction on this trial was Mr Page being a brand new witness.
During his proof, Mr Page told the courtroom he shared screenshots of the conversations he had with the lady along with his roommate as he thought it “was a joke”.
Defence barrister Margaret Cunneen SC took the witness by screenshots of the change, with the jury listening to the accuser despatched him a message which stated “you might have made me really feel f***ing horrible at this time bye” with a waving emoji.
When the person was requested why he would obtain that sort of message he stated: “I didn’t wish to go see her”.
Ms Cunneen stated the lady then wrote: “Are you going to speak to me, in any other case I received’t … a minimum of reply me and cease being a d**ok”.
The defence barrister requested why the lady wrote that.
“Prior to that message she was saying if I didn’t go see her she would get Jarryd Hayne to come back over,” the person told the courtroom.
The jury was told Mr Page then wrote to the lady: “You truthfully misplaced me at Jarryd Hayne is your aspect boy”.
Ms Cunneen told the jury the lady denied Mr Hayne was her “aspect boy”.
“He isn’t. He contacted me final evening and requested for my quantity and rang me, I told him no,” the textual content to Mr Page stated.
Mr Page stated he had stopped speaking to the lady that day however she continued to ship much more messages which learn: “You stated perhaps, so I’m asking when you’re not? I really feel like a f***ing fool, are you coming over?”
Another message stated: “Okay, if we aren’t going to maintain speaking, I’m going to say sure to Jarryd Hayne coming right here to hang around when he’s achieved along with his mates; in any other case I received’t let him.”
“Omg (sic) get me his signature babe xx,” Mr Page responded earlier than saying: “I by no means stated I used to be coming over”.
The girl then wrote: “You’re an a**gap, don’t communicate to me once more.”
Mr Page told the courtroom he was joking within the last textual content message he despatched as a result of he didn’t take the lady significantly.
He described her as being “aggressive”.
“All I can recall was simply feeling like she was being aggressive and he or she was simply messaging me continuous speaking to herself,” Mr Page stated.
The jury was told the lady despatched an additional six messages to Mr Page.
She continued to ask if he was coming over earlier than saying “cease speaking to me altogether” and calling him a jerk.
The girl additionally stated his lack of reply was making her “upset” and “bringing me down so badly”.
“You stated perhaps so I’m asking when you’re not, … I really feel like a f**king fool … are you coming over … ok (sic) … if we aren’t going to maintain speaking I’m going to say sure to Jarryd,” extra messages learn.
Mr Page told the courtroom the messages have been unfold over many hours from earlier than lunch proper by till about 8pm.
He told the courtroom the final message would have been obtained about 8pm.
The jury was beforehand told Mr Hayne arrived on the girl’s home at 9.07pm.
Ms Cunneen told the courtroom Mr Page’s proof solely got here to gentle when he made contact with Mr Hayne’s authorized staff throughout a earlier trial.
The courtroom heard police didn’t know concerning the girl’s change with Mr Page throughout their preliminary investigation into the alleged sexual assault.
Mr Page solely gave a press release to police in March this 12 months.
In his closing deal with Crown prosecutor John Sfinas stated the jury “little comes” of Mr Page’s proof as the lady was at all times “forthright” about her intentions with Mr Hayne.
Mr Sfinas stated the lady was keen to say no to Mr Hayne in favour of seeing Mr Page.
“What does she say concerning the accused? In response to ‘You truthfully misplaced me at Jarryd Hayne is your sideboy’ she says: ‘he isn’t, he contacted me final evening … I stated no’,” Mr Sfinas told the jury.
“The crown says that’s compelling proof … she was not fully obsessed or wedded to the concept she would see the accused.”
Mr Sfinas told the courtroom the lady was “demonstrating a level of indifference, a choice to spend time with another person”.
While the lady had been open to the opportunity of having intercourse with Mr Hayne, Mr Sfinas told the courtroom there have been “defining moments” that “dissolved the chance”.
But Ms Cunneen stated in her closing deal with it was the lady’s try at “curating” the proof in favour of herself.
“She is curating the proof to help herself on this matter,” she told the jury.
“You is perhaps very involved that with this crafting of the proof, does that have an effect on your evaluation of her capability to fill within the blanks, or depart materials out or to make the proof that she thinks will help herself on this case?”
She told the courtroom police have been “by no means conscious” of communications the lady had Mr Page and another girl main as much as the alleged incident.
Ms Cunneen stated it was an space of proof the “police had no thought about” till earlier courtroom proceedings.
“Mr Hayne was charged, the legal justice course of was going down from 2018 because the productive years of his profession ebbed away,” she stated.
“A few years later it’s discovered that this chronology that we now have right here was initially a lot shorter in three very distinct respects.”
She stated the police by no means knew about communications the lady had with another man, which indicated her “way of thinking”.
“You can see in the long run, she intentionally curated the fabric that she gave to the police,” Ms Cunneen stated.
“If Mr Hayne had dedicated these dreadful crimes, why would she be deleting any of those messages?”
Mr Hayne was discovered responsible after the jury deliberated for six days.
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