Ireland Witness tells court that she is '100pc' positive she saw Paddy Jackson have sex with alleged rape victim

14:05  14 february  2018
14:05  14 february  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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Update 5.40pm: A woman who walked in on an alleged rape involving two Ireland and Ulster rugby players thought she had witnessed a threesome, a court has been told . Dara Florence was giving evidence to Belfast Crown Court during the trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

THE only witness to the alleged rape of a woman by two Ireland and Ulster rugby stars told police she “did not feel as if I had witnessed ” a sex attack, court heard. Giving evidence at the high-profile trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, Dara Florence said she had been a guest at the house party.

Dara Florence, pictured, Claire Matthews and Emily Docherty appeared as witnesses in the trial of Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. Photos: Pacemaker © Provided by Irish Independent Dara Florence, pictured, Claire Matthews and Emily Docherty appeared as witnesses in the trial of Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. Photos: Pacemaker As is customary following the cross-examination by the defence, the prosecution was permitted to ask a few questions for clarification purposes.

“You were asked if you saw any signs of her not consenting,” Toby Hedworth QC asked the woman who had opened the bedroom door and seen what she described as “a threesome”.

“Were there any signs of her positively consenting?” he continued.

“No,” the witness replied.

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The court heard she later told police her friend had also told her she heard sexual noises when she entered the room. Another girl who was at the party said she asked Jackson about it the following morning and he just shook his head and said “no, nothing happened”. Update 1.24pm: Latest: Paddy

Update 1.24pm: Paddy Jackson denies ever having sexual intercourse with a woman who has accused him of rape , a court has been told . She was in the witness box at Belfast Crown Court for an eighth separate day. When asked if she believed Jackson had sexual intercourse with her on

Many small descriptive details of the night emerged from the evidence of the three women who had been at the party at Paddy Jackson’s house in Belfast.

We heard they had danced to “a bit of Abba”, they had snacked on chicken in the kitchen, and that all, bar Dara Florence – the woman who had opened the bedroom door – had consumed alcohol to varying degrees. “It was all quite innocent fun,” one woman said of the party.

The morning after it was all over, Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding and another woman, Emily Docherty, who had stayed over because she was too drunk to go home, turned on the TV and watched ‘Game of Thrones’ on the L-shaped couch in the den adjoining Mr Jackson’s bedroom.

But also from their evidence has emerged the real conflict at the heart of this trial.

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Dara Florence was “100pc” positive she had witnessed Mr Jackson having penetrative sex with the alleged victim.

Brendan Kelly, QC for Mr Jackson, put it to Ms Florence that she had “assumed” this from “the movement” she had observed.

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne © Catalyst Images Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne “It wasn’t assumption,” she told him, adamant and almost in surprise.

“It was 100pc, I saw sex, from the movement.”

However, in his final questions to the alleged victim yesterday morning, Mr Hedworth asked whether she knew about what Mr Jackson’s case was.

It emerged that she did not.

“He says that he never had sex with you that night,” said Mr Hedworth.

“And the height of what he did is digitally penetrate you while you were performing oral sex on Mr Olding.”

“That is incorrect,” said the young woman.

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A woman who walked in on an alleged rape involving two Ireland and Ulster rugby players thought she had witnessed a threesome, a court has been told . Dara Florence was giving evidence to Belfast Crown Court during the trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

A WOMAN WHO claimed she was raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby teammates Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has today denied suggestions she had “ sex with a number of men after going to their home without an invitation.”

In tidying up some odds and ends, the prosecution barrister brought up the note she had written by her bedside after she had returned home and which she had earlier explained was to serve as a memory aide to help her with identification.

“Blond, short, imbecile, monkeyish,” Mr Hedworth read out.

“That was my impression of Mr Olding,” she told him.

He also went back to the reading out of a text message she had sent a friend some months before in which she asked him if he was “going anywhere to watch the rugby”.

The defence had highlighted this as proof of the young woman’s interest in the sport.

Stuart Olding © Catalyst Images Stuart Olding However, as part of a greater chunk of texts read out by Mr Hedworth, emerged a humorous exchange in which the woman had spoken of her job promoting Guinness and joking that she had assumed she would have to dress up as a pint of beer “because the money was so good”.

The young woman’s relief after so many days of intense questioning was palpable on being told by Judge Patricia Smyth that she was free to go.

Then came the procession of the three other young women who had been there that night – Claire Matthews, Emily Docherty and Dara Florence – all close friends.

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She told the court : "None of that ever happened, that is absolute lies." Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Blane McIlroy denies one count of exposure. The court was told that the morning after the alleged attack, the woman wrote a note on a piece of paper: "Blane. Paddy Jackson .

She responded: “It was my impression of Mr Olding.” The court heard that she had told a friend of concerns about taking a case against her alleged attackers, stating that it would be her versus Ulster Rugby who wold support each other. Ireland's Paddy Jackson scores a conversion.

Ms Matthews described how she had been behind Dara Florence as she opened the bedroom door and to her Dara had joked: “Oh my God, I’ve just seen a threesome.”

Ms Docherty frankly admitted she’d been “really tired and drunk” and had passed out on a couch upstairs that night.

The next morning, however, she put it to Mr Jackson that he’d had a threesome.

But he shook his head and said, “No, nothing happened.”

She recalled the alleged victim as “quite nice ... quiet”.

It was Ms Florence’s account that proved most pertinent, with her comment that she did not believe that she had witnessed a rape.

Mr Kelly asked her whether she knew what the term “frozen in fear” meant, asking whether she thought the alleged victim had appeared this way as she watched her on the bed.

“No,” she replied.

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Friend of alleged rugby rape victim tells court: She would not lie to me .
Ireland internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny the charges at Belfast Crown Court.The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant, was the first person to be told of the alleged rape almost two years ago.

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