Jack Tweed claims sex was consensual

Jack Tweed

Jack Tweed claims sex was consensual

Club promoter Jack Tweed has claimed he the woman who accused him of raping her gave no indication she didn't want to have sex with him and was even ''running her hand through my hair'' as they kissed.

Jack Tweed claims the woman who has accused him of rape gave no indication she didn't want sex and kissed him while "running her hand through his hair".

The club promoter took to the stand at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court today (20.04.10) - where he and his friend Anthony Davis are on trial for allegedly raping a 20-year-old student on September 4 last year - to protest his innocence.

Tweed - who is the widower of Jade Goody - claimed he and the student started kissing when she asked for a pair of jogging bottoms to keep warm after returning to his home in Repton Park, Woodford Green, with friends following an evening at London's Embassy nightclub.

He said: "I couldn't really be bothered to walk around looking so I just said, 'Go and look for them'.

"She said, 'Come and show me. Come and help me look for them.' "

Tweed, 22, claims they then entered the bedroom together.

He added: "I turned round and she was standing right behind me.

"We looked at each other and just started kissing. We made eye contact.

"I may have made the first move. She was kissing me back and had her arms round me, running her hand through my hair and down my back."

The alleged victim - who was 19 at the time of the incident - previously told the jury Davis had held the door shut while she was raped by Tweed against a windowsill, and then raped by him a second time on the bed when Davis joined in and had oral sex with her.

However, Tweed today claimed he no idea estate agent Davis was in the bedroom, and believed he had left after opening the door and interrupting when they had sex for the first time.

He said: "I didn't turn round, I just sort of stepped away.

"I didn't move out the way because obviously she's got her legs open. It would be a bit embarrassing for her."

Tweed says they then moved to the bed, where he held himself up over the woman with his hands or elbows and kissed her before they had sex again.

He said: "I didn't want to squash her.

"We were still kissing, then she laid back."

Tweed claimed he only knew Davis was present when he started having oral sex with the woman at the same time.

When asked why he stopped shortly after, Tweed answered: "I lost my erection."

Tweed told the court he had been "tipsy" after an evening of drinking, but was not so drunk he knew what he was doing.

He added: "I knew what I was doing though."

Tweed denies two counts of rape while Davis - from Chigwell, Essex - denies one count of oral rape.

The trial continues.


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