9news– The woman who has accused former NRL player Jarryd Hayne of rape says she just “wanted to meet him” and hoped it would “turn into something”.
But the 26-year-old woman told the jury in his District Court trial she said no to the sexual acts that occurred inside her Newcastle bedroom in 2018.
The jury was told Hayne had been in the area for a buck’s weekend for former teammate Kevin Naiqama.
He had paid $550 for a taxi to drive him back to Sydney and asked the driver to stop on the way.
After spending some time in her bedroom, the driver knocked on the door and Hayne went outside to speak to her.
“My heart dropped kinda thing because I thought he had only come there for one thing,” the woman said.
She said she told her mother as much and that she wasn’t interested.
“There was no way in hell I was going to touch him. I was angry, I was hurt, I was sad,” she said.
“I think the whole time in my mind I thought this could one day turn into something.”
But back in the bedroom Hayne is accused of forcing himself on the woman, leaving her with an injury that bled.
“I’m not sure whether he bit me, or cut me, or whatever the hell he did. But I was saying don’t, no I don’t want to, and then I was bleeding everywhere.”
The court was shown a graphic video she took of her bed showing the blood she had lost.
In the hour after he left she sent Hayne two text messages.
“I am hurting so much,” one read.
“I know I have talked about sex and stuff so much but I didn’t want to do that after knowing the taxi was waiting for you … I’m sitting in my room crying because I feel so weird,” the second read.
The court heard she received only one response which said “go doctor tomorrow”.
Hayne has pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated by the injury.
Hayne’s barrister Phillip Boulten told the court her messages to Hayne in the days before had been “explicit” and they both intended to have sex.
“Nothing in that room was done against her will,” Mr Boulten said.
“They both intended to have sex.
“It was not going to be romantic but it was going to be sexual.”
He told the jury unfortunately Hayne must have scratched her during the encounter.
But the woman told the court she didn’t plan for that to happen.
“I pretty much just wanted to meet him in person, I didn’t have any plans for what we would do or what would happen,” she said.
Hayne will give evidence later in the trial.