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Beale rape accuser's fiance breaks down in court

Duncan Murray -

The fiance of a woman accusing Kurtley Beale of rape has emotionally recounted the moment he learned the rugby star allegedly assaulted her in a toilet cubicle.

Beale, 35, is standing trial in the NSW District Court on one count of sexual intercourse without consent and two of sexual touching following an incident at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel in December 2022.

The former Wallabies playmaker has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The woman, who cannot be legally identified, says Beale touched her backside and forced her to perform oral sex in the toilet cubicle.

While giving evidence on Friday, the fiance said he spoke to the woman on the phone the day after the alleged assault as she was travelling to Queensland.

"I could hear in her voice she was shaking and crying at the airport," he said.

The man broke down in the witness box as he recounted his memory of her words.

"Kurtley followed me into the bathroom and pulled out his penis and tried to force it into my mouth," he said his fiancee told him.

The man remembered his fiancee telling him: "I was pushing him away saying 'no, no'."

The woman said Beale told her to be quiet otherwise people would hear her, according to the fiance.

"And when she kept fighting him ... and didn't want to do it he told her to 'f*** off'," the man told the court.

In an earlier statement to police, the fiance said he told the woman: "I'm sorry for not being in a state to protect you."

"I just told her that I would support her and that I loved her and that we could get through anything together," he said.

The trial continues.

Duncan Murray - AAP


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