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Why Jarryd Hayne could still be in BIG trouble for allegedly raping a woman – as he faces another potentially devastating legal drama

Football star Jarryd Hayne will not face a fourth criminal trial for allegedly raping a woman after his appeal was successful – but he still has a civil action pending over his head with potentially serious ramifications if found guilty.

On Tuesday, the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed the former Parramatta and Gold Coast NRL player and his accuser will not be forced into another criminal trial.

The first trial into his alleged attack on the woman at her home in Newcastle, New South Wales, on the night of the 2018 NRL grand final ended in a hung jury, and he successfully appealed his conviction at the second trial, paving the way for a mistrial of the guilty verdict at the third trial.

However, his accuser filed a civil suit for alleged sexual assault in August 2021, after being found guilty in the second trial – and now that the dismissal of the criminal charges against him is a formality, this case will go to court Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The trial was delayed until September 2021 pending the outcome of Hayne’s appeal against his first conviction.

The amount of compensation sought in the lawsuit has not been revealed, but if the star’s accuser is successful, any financial punishment would come at a time when Hayne is suffering serious money problems.

His three trials have caused him to rack up enormous legal fees, with the cost of his defense estimated to be as much as $13,000 per day.

According to insiders, solicitor Phillip Boulten SC charged $9,900 per day and barrister Penny Musgrove charged $3,000 per day.

Why Jarryd Hayne could still be in BIG trouble for allegedly raping a woman – as he faces another potentially devastating legal drama

Jarryd Hayne (pictured in court with his wife Amellia Bonnici during one of his trials) received the news he was hoping for when the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions said he would not l the subject of a fourth criminal trial for allegedly raping a woman in September 2018.

However, the former Parramatta Eels and NSW State of Origin star (pictured leaving prison earlier this month after his appeal was successful) now faces a civil suit brought by the woman who accused him of l having sexually assaulted.

However, the former Parramatta Eels and NSW State of Origin star (pictured leaving prison earlier this month after his appeal was successful) now faces a civil suit brought by the woman who accused him of l having sexually assaulted.

As a result, Hayne was forced to sell much of his $5 million property portfolio – and he was also allegedly cheated out of a huge sum of money by a conman while he was in prison.

The 36-year-old was allegedly scammed out of $780,000 in Bitcoin by one of his fellow inmates at Cooma Correctional Centre, who convinced the star to invest with him.

Civil suits are heard by a judge, not a jury, and a much lower standard of proof is required to obtain a conviction than in a criminal case.

Although criminal cases require the offense to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, a defendant in a civil case can be found liable on the balance of probabilities, as was the case when Bruce Lehrmann was found guilty of raping Brittany Higgins on the balance of probabilities in his trial. defamation action against Channel Ten.

The 36-year-old (pictured center playing for Parramatta in 2018) is already under financial pressure due to high legal costs linked to his three trials - a situation which could worsen if his accuser is awarded compensation.

The 36-year-old (pictured center playing for Parramatta in 2018) is already under financial pressure due to high legal costs linked to his three trials – a situation which could worsen if his accuser is awarded compensation.

This is not the first time Hayne has faced civil action after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman.

In August 2019, he settled out of court for an undisclosed sum after a woman alleged he raped her while playing for the San Francisco 49ers NFL team in 2015.

Hayne’s legal team revealed how they would defend him against his Australian accuser’s trial shortly after his first rape conviction in September 2021.

His lawyer, David Baran, said the case was just a “reenactment of what was alleged in the criminal trial” and said Hayne’s legal team had “identified a whole host of flaws in the statement “.

“The whole plea is embarrassing and desperate,” Baran said, adding that Hayne would defend himself by repeating the assertion he used in his criminal trials that the woman consented to having sex with him on September 30, 2018.

Hayne (pictured returning home after his release from prison this month) settled an undisclosed sum out of court when he was sued by a woman who accused him of raping her in 2015 while He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.

Hayne (pictured returning home after his release from prison this month) settled an undisclosed sum out of court when he was sued by a woman who accused him of raping her in 2015 while He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.

Hayne’s three criminal trials all found that the woman changed her mind about having sex with Hayne after realising he had a taxi waiting outside her house.

In a text to Hayne after the meeting, the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, wrote: “I know I talked about sex and stuff so much but I didn’t want to do it afterwards knowing that the taxi was waiting for you.

“I thought you would have at least stayed?” It really hurts. I told mom you had a nosebleed.

Hayne’s response was “Go doctor tomorrow.”

Trial prosecutors alleged that Hayne removed the woman’s pants, was rough and forceful during their sexual encounter and left her bleeding. Hayne claimed the sex was entirely consensual.

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