A woman allegedly sexually assaulted by two Irish rugby stars texted a friend hours after the incident is said to have happened saying, ‘so I got raped’, a court heard.
Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson, 26, and Stuart Olding, 24, are on trial charged with raping the woman at a house in south Belfast in June 2016.
Today, the court heard evidence from the alleged victim’s friend.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been socialising with the complainant in Ollies nightclub on the night in question.
The pair had spent time in the VIP section of the club where Ulster Rugby players and some Northern Ireland footballers were partying. Paddy Jackson, left, is on trial alongside fellow rugby player Stuart Olding, right. A court heard today the alleged rape victim texted a friend ‘so I was raped’ hours after the incident The woman told Belfast Crown Court she had seen Jackson but did not recognise any of the others.
She did not leave the club with the complainant but at 3.04am received a text message from her stating she was ‘back at Paddy Jackson’s’.Twenty minutes later, the woman responded: ‘Haha. How and why?’There was no reply to that message, […]