Woman who accused Ched Evans of rape used same phrase during sex

center_img Ched Evans was jailed for five years but his conviction was later quashed on appealCredit:Steve Parsons/PA But under cross examination from the prosecution, he denied being motivated by the £50,000 reward offered by Evans for information that would lead to his acquittal.Simon Medland QC, prosecuting, asked him: “Have you received any money?”The witness replied “no”, but Mr Medland pressed on: “Would you agree with me that £50,000 is a lot of money,” to which the man agreed “yeah”.Mr Medland also accused him of “inventing” the phrase that Evans had told jurors the woman had called out during sex.Mr Medland said: “You invented that phrase out of a desire to help Ched Evans. She did not say that to you did she?”The witness replied: “She did.”Evans was convicted of raping the woman after joining in while she was having sex with his best friend, Clayton McDonald in a hotel room in Rhyl, North Wales.The original conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal however and a retrial ordered after the footballer claimed to have found new evidence that the woman was lying.Evans told jurors that the woman had not seemed drunk and he had not had any concerns about her not consenting.The trial continues. But the key defence witness, who did not give evidence at the original trial, denied coming forward after the footballer offered a £50,000 reward for fresh information,.Prosecutors claim the woman, who was 19 at the time was too drunk to consent to sex with Evans and had no memory of doing so.But the witness said the woman, who he had known for a number of years, had once woken up in bed with him with no memory of what had happened the night before.He told the jury that she had used the same sexual phrase that Evans had claimed she had used while with him and believed she was lying about not consenting.last_img read more