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Woman texted Jarryd Hayne after alleged rape: ‘I’m hurting so bad’

A court has heard the woman who has accused former NRL player Jarryd Hayne of rape texted him after the encounter: “I’m hurting so bad”.

The jury was told the 26-year-old had been in contact with Hayne on Instagram before he headed to Newcastle for a buck’s weekend for former teammate Kevin Naiqama.

They arranged to meet at her house on the outskirts of the city after that celebration on NRL grand final day in 2018.

Jarryd Hayne has pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent. (AAP)

Hayne had paid $550 for a taxi to drive him back to Sydney and he 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.

Crown prosecutor Brian Costello said when the woman realised the taxi was waiting she spoke to her mother.

“He’s only here for sex, no bloody way am I going to touch him,” she said.

But back in the bedroom Hayne is accused of forcing himself on the woman, leaving her with an injury that bled.

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”.

Afterwards she confided in a friend.

“I didn’t want to do it but I said stop and stuff and kinda of just let it go because he was so pushy… I just feel like I let it happen to myself by not screaming at him,” the woman said.

Mr Costello said initially she did not want to go to police but after she confided in her sister, her brother-in-law contacted the NRL Integrity Unit.

Police then began investigating.

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.

Hayne will give evidence later in the trial.

Source: 9News | World News

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