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Woman allegedly raped by Jack Tweed describes attack

Jack Tweed arriving at court earlier
Jack Tweed has denied carrying out the attack

A woman allegedly raped by the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody at his Essex home has told a court that she is now too afraid to leave home alone.

Jack Tweed, 22, denies attacking the then 19-year-old woman at his home in Repton Park, Woodford Green, last year.

Anthony Davis, 26, from Chigwell, Essex, also denies one charge of rape.

In a statement to police the woman said: "I used to be a bubbly person but now I feel so withdrawn. I still now feel intimidated and vulnerable."

The jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court was shown a series of photos of the woman from her Facebook pages and other websites taken after the alleged incident which showed her with friends at various bars and clubs.

There's a difference between being out of it and being shocked when you're being raped by two men
Alleged victim

Asked by Ronald Jaffa, defending Mr Tweed, if she thought it was wrong to tell the police she was unwilling to leave her home without the support of her family despite the fact she was still going out to clubs, she said: "It seems like that way, but that's not right.

"It's changed me in good ways and in some bad."

The court heard the two accused had met the woman at a nightclub in London's West End on 4 September 2009.

The jury heard the woman describe how she felt "horrified" and went into "complete lockdown" when Mr Davis joined Mr Tweed on the bed and they both allegedly raped her together.

Asked by Mr Jaffa how she could be sure of the details of the incident if she was so "out of it", she said: "There's a difference between being out of it and being shocked when you're being raped by two men."

'Tricked into bedroom'

The court heard the woman went with her friends to Mr Tweed's house after a night out at the Embassy club in Mayfair.

The court was told Mr Davis tricked her into one of the bedrooms, and called for Mr Tweed to join him.

The woman said Mr Tweed raped her by the window sill and, as she tried to escape, pushed her on to the bed.

He then raped her again, with Mr Davis joining in and raping her at the same time, the court heard.

Under cross-examination by Sean Minihan, defending Mr Davis, the woman admitted performing a sex act on Mr Davis but said she had done so because she was paralysed with fear.

She admitted that she could have said "No" at any point during the alleged rape and would, "most likely", have been heard by her friends outside the door.

Mr Tweed married former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody, 27, shortly before she died from cervical cancer in March 2009.

The trial continues.



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