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Rugby-player-turned-49er accused of rape in civil suit
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PUBLISHED: December 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm | UPDATED: December 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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Rugby player Jarryd Hayne played one season for the 49ers in 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
Jarryd Hayne, the Australian rugby-league player who spent 2015 on the 49ers, has been accused of rape in a civil suit filed in Santa Clara County on Tuesday.
According to attorney John Clune, the suit contends that Hayne engaged in nonconsensual sexual intercourse with a “Ms. V” in December 2015.
The District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and rejected it Oct. 25, 2016 for insufficient evidence.
Typically, sexual assaults that are reported weeks or months after they allegedly occurred can be difficult to prosecute. Any physical evidence, for instance, is usually limited or non-existent by the time the investigation begins.
The suit claims the victim was a virgin at the time and was afraid to come forward for several months, and eventually sought medical treatment for continued vaginal pain. According to the suit, the victim reported the rape to the police in May of 2016.
Prosecutors, according to the lawsuit, concluded there was not enough evidence to prove the crime of rape beyond a reasonable doubt. The lawsuit includes claims of sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence.
Hayne left a high-profile career in Australia to play football for the first time with the 49ers, and he became a summer sensation in making their 2015 roster as a punt returner and running back. He appeared in their first six games, got released on Halloween, returned for their final two games and ultimately announced his retirement from the NFL on May 15, 2016.
Hayne then tried out with the Fiji Rugby Sevens team in hopes of participating in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He did not make that team, and he returned to his native Australia and resumed his rugby-league career, spending the past two years in Queensland before recently re-signing with his native Sydney club.
In a press release issued by the 49ers upon retiring, Hayne said, “I am retiring from the NFL because he Fiji Rugby Sevens team reached out to me about the opportunity to join the team for the upcoming Olympics, and I simply could no pass that chance up. The Olympics has been something I have admired since I was a little boy, and it is an opportunity I feel very similar to me joining the NFL.”
Hayne competed last month for Fiji in the Rugby League World Cup and is back in Sydney with his original rugby-league team, Parramatta.
100% dude couldn't agree any more! I have had drunk sex with my misses before and just because i didn't "ask" her does that mean she could then go to the police and say I raped her ?
Looking at this, no doubt the civil action came out of the blue. The DA decide there was insufficient evidence of go to court, JH denies the accusation, so seemed like it was finished. Civil action is one way to get damages without necessary hard proof, really difficult to see how anyone other than the applicants lawyer would know that such action was about to happen
As for reporting from that yawnion loving, tree hugging , non heterosexual Webtard - he constantly says things like the person is innocent etc - then continues on with the accusations . Our media types really are low and they wonder why sales slip continually.
Maybe they see some support for views from some of our posters who have been happy to slam Semi, Corey and now JH, when you look how the Sharks fans defended their players and even the Rorters fans over Fergo and others, it's a bit disappointing that we like to feed on our own. Just a personal opinion, no need to respond.
LOLL!! Yes Derrik, its all the fans on 1EEs fault, FFS some people say some imbecilic things, this is right up there as one of the more stupid comments ive seen in a long time.
Deadset deadset , If I’m going to wear any blame for this I wanna at least get me some virgin gash .
Snake, all aboard the hayne train
No way im getting on it.
Shouldn’t Miss V be charged with stealing?
she has admitted to stealing his jocks