10-04-2016, 11:26 AM #1
UK - Ched Evans - footballer - rape retrial
Here you go guys:
- A woman raped by footballer Ched Evans in a hotel had "no idea what on earth was happening", a court has heard.
- The Chesterfield striker denies raping the 19-year-old at a Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, in May 2011.
- Mr Evans, 27, was found guilty of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court in 2012, but his conviction was quashed in April.
- Jurors at his retrial at Cardiff Crown Court were told the woman was intoxicated and could not have consented to sex, as Mr Evans claims.
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10-04-2016, 11:51 AM #2
10-04-2016, 11:54 AM #3
I find so much of this story similar to Adam Johnson and even the support they receive - as though if you can kick a ball, you can't be SO bad ... if it were up to me, I'd euthanise them both .
10-04-2016, 12:17 PM #4
Thanks for this Cags
Mrazda, can you bring over your post re the rules, it was really useful
10-04-2016, 12:19 PM #5
Mark Hutchings @markhutchings1 · 3h
Jury told victim will give evidence tomorrow from behind a curtain, as is common in such cases.
10-04-2016, 12:19 PM #6
Paul KelsoVerified account @pkelso · 2h
"The victim could not consent.. she was raped by this young footballer. Not proper to say he had sex with her, rather he did sex to her"
10-05-2016, 05:27 AM #7
10-05-2016, 07:40 AM #8
Jury shown video of police interview
The jury is being played a video of the teenager’s police interview, which was recorded on May 31, 2011.
The young woman told officers she finished work late on May 30 and went to Zu Bar with friends in Rhyl.
The court heard she had several drinks and remembered dancing, but could remember little after that.
She said she “vaguely” remembered going to a kebab shop.
The next thing she remembered was waking up with no clothes on in a room in Premier Inn.
She said: “I just can’t remember anything.”
As the complainant in a sexual offence case, the woman has the automatic right to lifetime anonymity.
Last edited by Alyce; 10-05-2016 at 07:44 AM.
10-05-2016, 07:41 AM #9
Woman woke 'dazed and confused'
The woman, who was 19 at the time, said she could hardly remember anything after dancing in the bar in Rhyl.
Describing how she felt when she woke up, she said: “I just felt dead confused. I didn’t know where I was. I felt dazed.”
She told officers she believed her drink may have been spiked.
She added: “I do drink, but not to the point that I can’t remember anything.”
Prosecutors said yesterday they do not allege that Evans spiked her drink. They confirmed there was no evidence her drink had been spiked.
The police officer asked her how much she had drunk that evening.
The woman said she had two glasses of wine when she finished her shift as a waitress.
She said the bar was “really busy” because it was a bank holiday weekend.
While she was at the bar, she had four glasses of double vodka and lemonade and a shot of sambuca.
She told the officer: “I felt tipsy, but I didn’t feel out of control. I just felt a bit tipsy.”
She said she would usually drink more than that and had never “blacked out” before.
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10-05-2016, 07:42 AM #10
It's just a blur'
The woman said the last thing she could remember clearly was dancing in Zu Bar.
She then had a “vague recollection” of being in a take-away.
She said: “I don’t remember anything after that and that was just a blur.
“The main kebab shop everyone goes to is The Godfather, but I don’t know if it was that one.”
The court heard she struggled to pick up a slice of pizza.
She added: “It’s just a blur.”
The woman told officers she could remember hearing a male voice in the kebab shop, but could not remember speaking to anyone she didn’t know.
She added she could not remember how she got to the Premier Inn in Rhuddlan.
The complainant told police she woke up to find her clothes scattered on the floor around the bed.
She said she “panicked”.
The court heard she had never stayed in the Premier Inn before.
She added: “I was just dead confused about how I got there. I didn’t know how I’d got there or who I’d gone with. I was really shaken up by it.”
The woman told police she panicked because she could not find her handbag when she woke up.
She said she could not find the reception, because she couldn’t remember how she got into the hotel.
She added: “I didn’t know how I’d got there. I didn’t know who I’d gone with. I was confused by why I wasn’t at my house.”
That is the end of the first police interview.
10-05-2016, 07:43 AM #11
The woman allegedly raped by the footballer said she woke up naked in a hotel room alone and could not remember how she had got there, the court heard.
It is the prosecution’s case that the complainant was too drunk to have consented to sex with the Wales international and that the defendant “left surreptitiously” via a fire door afterwards.
On the second day of the new hearing, jurors watched the DVD recording of the complainant speaking to police, which has now ended.
The second statement recorded in July 2011 is now being played.
The jury are now being played the video of the second police interview, recorded on July 15, 2011.
The alleged victim was still 19 at the time.
The prosecutor said the second interview took place after results of toxicology tests carried out on the complainant.
The court heard cocaine and cannabis were found in blood and urine samples from the woman.
She told police she had tried the drugs before, but had not taken them recently.
The woman told police she had tried cocaine a few weeks before the incident.
She said she had tried cannabis with a friend after work a week or two before the incident.
The teenager said she had tried cocaine two or three times and had smoked cannabis a few times.
The alleged victim told officers she had tried both drugs with friends.
She said she had not knowingly taken any drugs the weekend the alleged rape occurred.
The woman said she had taken cocaine when she had been out with friends previously.
Explaining how she felt on the night of the incident, she said: “I had never felt like that before.”
She said again she believed her drink had been spiked.
That is the end of the video interviews.
Last edited by Alyce; 10-05-2016 at 07:48 AM.
10-05-2016, 07:44 AM #12
Alleged victim thinks she had drink spiked
In its opening of the case, the Crown said the woman had been seen “staggering” drunk in a kebab shop before getting into a taxi with Mr McDonald and going to the Premier Inn.
Hotel staff said Evans arrived 15 minutes later in a taxi.
The complainant later said she believed her drink had been spiked by someone because she had not drunk that much.
The woman said: “How did I get to the Premier Inn? I don’t know.
“I was just dead confused as to how I had got there and who I went there with. I didn’t know what had gone on.”
Prosecutors have previously said that, if the woman’s drink had been spiked, there was no suggestion that either Evans or Mr McDonald had done it.
10-05-2016, 07:50 AM #13
Rupert Evelyn @rupertevelyn 5m5 minutes ago
Back in court. About to hear evidence in person from Ched Evans' alleged victim. She is sitting behind a screen in the court
10-05-2016, 06:59 PM #14Registered User
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Subscribed but not sure how much I can follow this.
Ched Evans really disgusts me. I was on his website once and it was so awful and full of victim blaming.
I find his girlfriend and her father odd too. Why is he spending this much money defending Evans? At worst he is a rapist, at best he cheated on her. And they have a son together, born this year!
10-06-2016, 07:27 AM #15
I agree Flutterby. I am catching up on line but I dont feel like posting up any more verbatim reports. He totally disgusts me too.
One of the many things that stands out to me is, why, when he presumably had a decent size home in Rhyl, did he have to book a room in a budget hotel for his pal to stay in ?
Surely if a friend is visiting you accommodate them at home. Only reason I could see for that hotel booking was because they were planning a boys night out with the possibility of picking up girls and couldnt take them back home, as he lived with his girlfriend. ( now fiancee ).
Will be interesting to see what the new evidence is that is allowing this re trial to take place.
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