Jack de Belin finally takes to the stand to deny raping a teenage girl along with his teammate and claims he's 'never had a violent conflict with anyone'
NRL and NSW Blues Origin star Jack de Belin has started giving evidence in his own trial, where he's accused of raping a teenager in 2018.
The St George Illawarra lock, 29, and Shell Cove man Callan Sinclair, 23, have pleaded not guilty to the aggravated sexual assault of a woman in the bedroom of a North Wollongong unit on December 9, 2018.
29岁的圣乔治·伊拉瓦拉(St George Illawarra)锁和壳牌湾(Shell Cove)男子卡兰·辛克莱(Callan Sclair)2018年12月9日在北卧龙岗一家公寓的卧室里对一名女子严重性侵一事提出无罪抗辩。
De Belin began detailing his early life, including being a paperboy in Cootamundra and going to a boarding school on a mathematics scholarship in Campbelltown.
He later took a particular liking for rugby league, breaking into the St George team in 2011 and then NSW's State of Origin team in 2018, the jury heard.
'Have you ever had any episode of being in a violent conflict with anyone?' his barrister David Campbell SC asked.
“你有没有和别人发生过暴力冲突？”他的资深大律师大卫·坎贝尔(David Campbell SC)问道。
'No,' de Belin replied.
The District Court jury on Wednesday heard taped phone calls from December 2018 in which Sinclair and de Belin insisted to friends and family the group sex was consensual.
The accused men also spoke to each other on the phone, with Sinclair checking if his version of events matched de Belin's.
'We know for a fact we didn't rape or sexually assault her,' de Belin told Sinclair.
'It's f***ing bull**** it's even got to this.'
The woman has told the jury the NRL star undressed her and forced himself on top of her as she said 'no'.
He then allegedly made way for Sinclair and moved his groin to the then-teenager's head.
The men allegedly alternated positions as the woman went 'dead and numb inside and just let it happen', the trial has heard.
'I just had tears out of my eyes the whole time,' she said.
De Belin's evidence continues.