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Star’s alleged rape victim wanted to ‘avoid argument’ at Sydney karaoke bar: court

The jury heard the ordeal unfolded after a party following the filming of a television series.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault in company and indecent assault. Mr Wang has also been charged with two further counts of sexual intercourse without consent and attempted sexual intercourse without consent, which he denies.

Mr Gao’s lawyer, Murugan Thangaraj, SC, played various pieces of footage from the club, asking the woman multiple times whether she agreed she was kissing Mr Wang.

But she said she was moving her head to avoid him and at one point she was “struggling with him” after Mr Thangaraj suggested she and him were embracing.

“The truth is he was trying to touch me and I was trying to get away from him. I refused it,” she said.

“We’re not kissing each other, it’s him trying to kiss me.

“I’ve been telling the truth, I’ve been refusing him for the whole night, and you can see that if you watched the whole footage.”

“Do you agree your lips were touching or not?” Mr Thangaraj asked.

“I agree that he kissed me,” she replied.

The woman told Mr Thangaraj he was watching the footage from an “outsider’s point of view”.

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“You were not there, I was the one who was there,” she said.

The woman went back to the hotel, where she alleged Mr Wang led her to his hotel room, preventing her from leaving the lift on the way.

Mr Thangaraj said the woman could have taken a taxi home after the party at the club ended. She said there were no taxis and she didn’t want to stand outside on the street alone.

“Someone from the group suggested I go with the whole group to the hotel first,” she said.

The trial continues.

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