Former Manchester City FC striker, then 22-year-old Ched Evans was accused of raping a drunken 19-year-old after a soccer friend had taken her back to his hotel room after a night out.
Although he was convicted he has consistently maintained it was drunken consensual sex,
Evans served half of a 5-year sentence and registered as a sex offender. Out on good behavior, he is being re-tried for a crime which he has consistently denied
Evans, now playing for Chesterfield United, denies the rape charge, claims they were all drunk and sex was consensual He told police girls threw themselves at footballers because they’re rich and he had a threesome with the friend who invited him in the past, involving other women
Footballer Ched Evans arriving at Cardiff crown court for day three of his retrial for rape with fiancée Natasha Massey. Evans walked in separately from Massey who has been at court everyday of the trial
Professional soccer Ched Evans, told police women “throw themselves at him” and that it is “part and parcel of being a footballer,” his rape trial heard.
Evans also told officers he had previously been in threesomes with his fellow footballer Clayton McDonald.
Ched Evans, a Welsh soccer player, was convicted of rape almost two years ago. The case of what appears to have been drunken consensual sex, but he was convicted and served his time anyway, now the case is been retried.
Evans, formerly with Premiership giants Manchester City FC, but now plying his trade with League One side, Chesterfield denies raping a 19-year-old at a Premier Inn in 2011.
The transcript of his police interview was read aloud to a jury at Cardiff Crown Court today.
In which he said he had previously been in threesomes with his fellow footballer Clayton McDonald – and said that women “throw themselves” at him.
“It’s part and parcel of being a footballer,” the jury heard.
The Chesterfield striker told cops seeing McDonald naked was “no big deal”, after previously getting into a threesome when they both played for Manchester City.
Evans said: “Me and Clay were in a threesome when we lived together in Manchester about four or five years ago.
“It’s not a normal thing but in the situation we’re in things like that happen. The girls like it. They’ve got two footballers there.
“Footballers are rich and girls like that.”
Describing the moment he walked into the Premier Inn to see former team mate McDonald, having sex with the alleged victim. He claims he received a text message earlier, from McDonald after they left a nightclub saying “I’ve got a girl,”. Evans said he then followed his friend to the hotel.
“I text him back to say ‘I’m coming’ or something like that.
“I also wanted to see who the girl was. It was a laugh and I wanted to see if I knew her.
“She was saying ‘f*** me harder, f*** me harder’, and Clay asked ‘can my mate join in’, and she was like ‘yeah.’”
In the interview, Evans said he continued having sex with the girl which led to McDonald saying “I’m leaving.”
“I told him I was going too. I said I’m not staying by myself. I have a girlfriend, or I would’ve stayed.”
The girl seemed to be “enjoying herself” he added, “We were all drunk and no one was drunker than anyone else.”
Natasha Massey pictured arriving today with the former Wales footballer, Ched Evans walking separately from his fiance Natasha Massey, whilst Court on the third day of his retrial for rape. The court heard the alleged victim arrived at a friend’s house in a hysterical state hours after allegedly being raped by footballer Ched Evans
However the victim’s recollection of events differed in the aspect of consent. According to her deposition read earlier in the day, the court heard the alleged victim arrived at a friend’s house in a hysterical state hours after allegedly rape by Evans.
She claimed she woke up naked, alone and confused in a room at the Premier Inn in Rhyl which had been paid for by the Wales striker, May 30.She went to a friend’s house around an hour after waking up, banging loudly on the door.
The witness, who for legal reasons cannot be named, told police in a statement: “When I opened the door she was crying hysterically. She was sobbing, trying to catch her breath and I gave her a hug to calm her down.
“When she calmed down, she told me that she had woken up in the Premier Inn naked and had no idea how she had got there.”
Evans, is accused of raping the woman in a hotel near Rhyl, North Wales, before leaving via the fire escape.
The 19-year-old waitress told police she woke up “naked and alone” in a hotel bed after allegedly being raped by footballer Evans. Her statement claimed she was so “out of it”, she could not consent to having sex with Evans let alone remember it.
Ched Evans and his fiancée Natasha Massey entering Cardiff Crown Court on the second day of his retrial for rape
In a video played to Cardiff Crown Court the woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – told police: “I felt tipsy but not out of control.”
She said she had no recollection of leaving the Zu bar in Rhyl but had a “vague recollection of being in a kebab shop”.
“It’s just a blur. I just remember being there and eating a pizza.
“That’s the last thing I remember. I don’t remember surroundings I just remember having a pizza.
“I’m guessing I walked there,” she said.
As to the the circumstance of their meeting, the victim told the court she got a taxi back to the Premier Inn in Rhuddlan with Port Vale footballer Clayton McDonald who met her in the kebab shop, she had sex with him and was later raped by Evans.
Prosecutor Simon Medland QC told the court a hotel receptionist walked past the room where the alleged incident took place and heard people having sex inside.
The 27-year-old, pictured yesterday, entered a not guilty plea during a court hearing in May
Mr Medland continued: “He heard a male voice saying from behind the door quite loudly and forcefully ‘Are you gonna suck that c*** or what?’
“There was no female voiced reply to this but he could hear higher-pitched sounds, like squealing.
“Having not got an answer to that question the same male voice asked ‘No?’ in an enquiring tone.”
In her taped statement to police, a day later. the alleged victim told police she could not remember any thing preceding the rape – the journey or the night, and woke up alone in bed.
She said: “My clothes were scattered around on the floor.
“I just didn’t know how I got there, if I had gone there with anyone. I just felt dead confused. I didn’t know where I was. I felt dazed.”
Prosecutor Simon Medland, told the court: “She was that intoxicated, for whatever reason, that she didn’t really know what on earth was happening.”
According to Medland, Evans’ friend, Port Vale player Clayton McDonald, had earlier left from the front door of the hotel.
But “Having finished in that room, Ched Evans, then left surreptitiously by the fire exit door, not going back through the reception of the hotel. He then went away.”
At an earlier trail for the same case, Evans had earlier been convicted of rape while McDonald had been exonorated.
His conviction was later overturned and a retrial ordered.
Presiding judge, Nicola Davies, told jurors “this case has history” and ordered them to avoid “all social media” during the course of the trial.
A day earlier, the court heard how cocaine and cannabis were found in samples taken from the 19-year-old allegedly raped victim. She admitted to police she had tried the drugs before, but had not taken them recently.
She also said she had drunk two large glasses of wine on the night along with four vodkas and a sambuca.
The former Manchester City and Sheffield United striker denies one count of rape on May 30, 2011, at Rhyl, North Wales. The trial continues.