Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: a Witness saw the trio’ in the bedroom

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Both Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson denies having raped the woman,

A woman who went into a bedroom at the home of Ulster rugby and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson during an alleged rape said she does not believe what she had seen was a rape.Dara Florence said that she saw Mr Jackson, a fellow of the Ulster and Ireland player Stuart Olding and a young woman on the bed.Afterwards, she said she “a little ri” and said to a friend that she had “just saw a trio”.M. Jackson and Mr. Olding deny the rape of a woman in June 2016.The court said that, in a statement to the police, Ms. Florence said: “When I left the room, I didn’t feel as if I had just witnessed a rape.”she said she was in the bedroom for the “less than a minute” and then went back down with her friend, Claire Matthews.Ms. Florence told the court that when she entered the room, Mr. Jackson was having sexual relations with the woman, and asked him: “do you want to join?”She told “no” and left.Ms. Florence has been asked by Mr. Jackson’s defence counsel, Brendan Kelly QC, if the woman that she was the witness seemed to be “frozen with fear”.She replied: “No.”She asked if there were signs of his not to consent to what was happening.She replied: “No.”Prosecution barrister Toby Hedworth QC, later, asked him if there were any signs of his positively consenting?She replied: “No.”

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Blane McIlroy rejects an account of the exhibition

Earlier, two other women who were in the house on the night in question has given proof of this, Claire Matthews, and Emily Docherty.They both said that they were not in the bedroom where the alleged attack took place.Also Tuesday, the court heard that Mr Jackson had refused to have sexual relations with the alleged victim.M. Hedworth told the court that Mr. Jackson has said that he was involved in a sexual activity with the woman, but it did not involve sexual intercourse.The woman said that the version of the facts “incorrect”.The woman said the sexual intercourse took place with the “more than once,”.M. Hedworth told the court that Mr Olding said the woman had been the “spearhead” of the sexual activity with him.In response, she said that it was “incorrect”.She added: “I don’t initiate anything with Mr. Olding.” and‘Fool, the monkey-ish’to The woman, who was 19 years old at the time of the alleged attack, has repeated its denial that it had voluntarily engaged in sexual activity with a friend of two rugby players, Blane McIlroy, the night in question.She told the court: “none of that ever happened, which is absolute lies.”Mr. McIlroy, 26, of Royal Lodge Road, Belfast, is charged with one count of exposure. He denies the charge.The court was told that on the morning after the alleged attack, the woman wrote a note on a piece of paper: “Blane. Paddy Jackson. Blonde, short, fool, monkey-ish.”Asked what she meant by using the words fool, and monkey-ish, she replied: “That was my impression of Mr. Olding.”She was also asked about his initial reluctance to go to the police the day after the alleged attack by the two rugby players.She said: “They had the Ulster rugby establishment behind them. You don’t be fair to take them on, you’d take on the whole establishment.”

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Rory Harrison refuses to pervert the course of justice and withholding information

the woman at The center of the case concluded his testimony to the court.In total, she gave evidence over eight days. Mr. Jackson, 26, from Belfast’s Oakleigh Park, is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. He denies the charges.M. Olding, 24, from Ardenlee Street, Belfast, is also accused of rape. He, too, denies the charge.Rory Harrison, 25, of Manse Road, Belfast, is accused of perverting the course of justice and withholding information. He denies the charge.The 12-member jury was told by Judge Patricia Smyth to wait until they hear all the evidence in the case before arriving at definitive conclusions.

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