A lady who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in a toilet stall has been grilled over 4 intense days within the witness field.
Mr Beale, 35, is dealing with a jury trial at Sydney’s Downing Centre Court docket after pleading not responsible to sexual activity with out consent and two counts of sexual touching.
Police allege Mr Beale groped a girl’s backside on the Seashore Highway bar in Bondi on December 17, 2022, earlier than forcing her into oral intercourse within the males’s lavatory.
In her proof, the 29-year-old claimed Mr Beale had been “forceful” and “determined” when he pleaded along with her for intercourse, urging them to go and “discover a nook” collectively.
The lady was captured on CCTV getting into the lads’s lavatory after the previous NSW Waratah, earlier than she alleges he barged in on her within the stall and locked the door.
Breaking down in tears whereas giving her proof, the lady claimed Mr Beale proceeded to take away his penis whereas she was seated on the bathroom.
The lady advised the jury after the alleged act Mr Beale spun her round and bent her over, earlier than she was in a position to proper herself and left the stall.
A few month later, the lady put her allegations to Mr Beale in an explosive telephone name secretly recorded by NSW police as a part of their investigation.
Mr Beale initially mentioned the pair had “connected”, however when confronted with claims the lady had mentioned no, he admitted he was “coming round to it”.
He advised the lady he had “f****g misjudged the state of affairs”, and inspired the lady to contact him if she supposed to “take it additional”.
“I simply type of need to stop issues transferring ahead, however (as a substitute) coping with them in a civil means that’s type of defending each of us,” he mentioned.
Over two days of intense cross examination, Mr Beale’s barrister, Margaret Cunneen SC, grilled the rugby star’s accuser, together with over notes earlier than the decision.
The handwritten notes included the acknowledged goal for the decision, which the lady had written was to “persuade him he’s responsible and never harmless”.
The lady, who can’t be named, was additionally grilled over her mind-set earlier than the alleged incident following an argument along with her fiance.
Ms Cunneen claimed the lady had used the allegations to “save her marriage” after she texted him that afternoon “do you continue to need to marry me”. He didn’t reply.
“You determined to make use of this interplay, that you just managed, to get the sympathy of (your fiance), of your sister and of your loved ones,” Ms Cunneen advised the court docket.
Ms Cunneen additionally added later: “You made this up for the aim to avoid wasting your marriage – your proposed marriage – that you just anticipated so excitedly.”
The lady vehemently denied the allegations.
She additionally confronted questions on discrepancies between early accounts to her fiance and household that it was Mr Beale that adopted her into the toilet.
These claims got here into view once more on Friday when, after her fiance gave proof, the lady returned once more to the witness field.
The lady’s companion broke down when giving his proof, as he recalled the primary time she advised him in regards to the allegations intimately.
“She advised me ‘Kurtley adopted me into the toilet and pulled out his penis and tried to push it into my mouth, and I used to be pushing him away and saying no’,” he mentioned.
Below cross-examination, he later added: “She additionally mentioned through the night time that Kurtley was grabbing her on the arse a couple of instances and he or she was pushing his hand away”.
In her proof, the lady mentioned she had advised her companion she was sexually assaulted or raped, and had not elaborated additional, together with in regards to the alleged groping.
The trial will proceed on Monday.