Jarryd Hayne, a former NRL star, says he “apologized” after injuring a woman during what he said was a consensual encounter at the 2018 NRL grand final.
Hayne, 32, gave a statement today for the first time on the facts that accused him of aggravated sexual assault.
The alleged victim is a young woman who contacted him on Instagram.
“I’m not going to lie, I imagined what it would be like to be screwing with you when you started talking,” he wrote in a message.
Hayne told the court that she also sent her nudes and lingerie photos on Snapchat.
“It was a little complete right away … it was pretty straight to the point.”
They continued to communicate throughout the weekend he spent in Newcastle for a dollar and he decided to go home on the way home.
He had been drinking all day and said that while intoxicated he was aware of his surroundings.
“I knew she was interested … at best I would be having sex with her, at worst I would just introduce myself,” he said when asked what his intentions were.
His mother opened the front door.
“I thought it was weird. I’ve never met her before, why would you make your mom open the door?”
On the inside, he said that she seemed nervous, so he said she played a couple of her “go to” songs that featured Ed Sheeran.
Hayne said she noticed her taxi was waiting outside and asked about it.
“I stared at her and replied in my head that you knew she was going to Sydney, why is it the confusion?”
Then he got out to tell the driver to wait.
The woman has previously claimed that it was then that she told her mother that he was only here “for one thing” and that there was “no way” she was having sex with him.
Hayne said that when she realized the Roosters were winning the grand finale, she went to the living room to watch the end of the game with her mother.
The court heard that he told him he was jealous.
“I had the opportunity to sign with them in 2016, so those thoughts could have been me winning the competition,” he explained today.
Then he went back to the bedroom where he said he kissed her, she kissed him back and then took off her pants.
“I knew she didn’t want to have sex, but I thought I’d please her.”
Hayne claimed he didn’t say “no” or “stop” as he claimed, and that he was enjoying it.
He said that then he noticed a liquid.
“It was like a shock, I jumped up … I jumped up and looked at my hand right away and there was blood.”
“I said it’s obviously just my finger, obviously she cut you off … she was a little nervous.”
Hayne told the jury that he reassured her and told her that if it still hurt tomorrow she should go to the doctor.
The court heard that in the next hour she sent him text messages saying “It hurts a lot” and “I know I’ve talked a lot about sex and stuff, but I didn’t want to do it after knowing that the taxi was waiting for you. “
Hayne just replied “see the doctor tomorrow”.
“I remember reading it, do you know what I answer? I already explained how the blood came out, I explained what to do …” he explained today.
A phone call from former Origin teammate Mitchell Pearce was heard on the court and was recorded by police.
“Who is this sheila that came out saying something about you?” Pearce asked Hayne.
“Full-fledged weird,” Hayne replied.
“I will have it easy for defamation,” he added.
Hayne will continue to testify on Monday.