Alleged victim’s mum recounts Hayne’s visit to home

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will be released from custody after having his rape convictions again quashed on appeal.

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will be released from custody after having his rape convictions again quashed on appeal. Photo: AAP

The mother of the woman Jarryd Hayne is accused of sexually assaulting says her daughter told her there was “no way” she would have sex with the former NRL player.

Hayne, 35, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

The woman the former Parramatta Eels fullback is accused of performing non-consensual oral and digital intercourse on cannot be identified.

Her mother gave evidence in Hayne’s third trial over the allegation in the NSW District Court on Thursday.

She was at their suburban Newcastle home alternating between watching the 2018 NRL Grand Final in her lounge room and ironing in her bedroom on the night of the alleged assault.

The woman said she heard a knock on the door and assumed it was a friend of her daughter.

The pair shared a home after she was released from hospital the previous month.

“She couldn’t drive. Her friends would visit her,” the woman said.

“Sometimes they’d come out and talk to me but she had her privacy.”

The woman described a conversation she had with her daughter on the night of the alleged assault.

“She said: ‘I think he wants to have sex’ and she said ‘and there’s no way,'” the woman said.

“And I said, ‘that’s right, no’, and I walked back up the hall.”

Hayne later came into the lounge room.

“The grand final had just finished and he called out, quite loud: ‘go the Roosters’, ‘I’m jealous’,” the woman said.

The woman’s daughter later knocked on her mother’s bedroom door, telling her Hayne had left because he had a nosebleed.

“The next day she came and said she needed to talk to me,” the woman said.

She showed her mother pictures showing injuries to her genitalia.

“What did she tell you?” Crown prosecutor John Sfinas asked the woman.

She recalled her daughter saying Hayne was “forceful” and “persistent”, describing him pulling her pants down.

Her daughter thought Hayne may have bitten her, the woman said.

Hayne’s barrister Margaret Cunneen SC told the jury on the first day of his trial the woman had helped him remove items of her clothing, and the sex acts her performed on her were consensual.

“There was no sex in the way both the complainant and Mr Hayne thought of the term ‘having sex’,” Ms Cunneen said.

The trial before Judge Graham Turnbull continues.


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