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Phone taps reveal Jarryd Hayne’s reaction when he discovered NRL knew about sexual assault claims

Jarryd Hayne was spotted on Tuesday night arriving at Woy Woy police station as part of his bail in white shorts, a navy jacket and Birkenstock sandals

Secret phone taps have laid bare Jarryd Hayne’s shocked reaction when he discovered the NRL knew about sexual assault claims against him, before he described the victim as ‘cuckoo,’ a ‘young cow’ and an ‘idiot’.

The 33-year-old NRL star was found guilty on Monday of two counts of sexual assault dating back to September 2018. Through two trials, Hayne had always maintained sexual acts with a 26-year-old woman at her home on the outskirts of Newcastle was consensual.

On November 15 – about six weeks after the incident – NRL integrity unit chief investigator Karyn Murphy left a message on Hayne’s answering machine telling him she wanted to discuss the matter.

Several hours later, Hayne and an unknown man had a phone call where the former Parramatta fullback talked about the claims made against him.

Prosecutors played the phone call, which had been tapped by police, to Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court during the trial. 

When the man asked Hayne if the victim told him she was planning on going to the NRL Integrity Unit with her claims, he responded: ‘Nah but you can tell she’s a f**king weirdo mate. You know, a young cow just carrying on.’

‘Like she’s f***ing texting me. I think she started to like me or something. Then because I brushed her, f***ing blowing up. She’s just a f**king idiot man.’ 

Hayne told the man he is ‘f**king filthy’ about the situation.

In a later phone conversation which was also secretly recorded by police, Hayne called NSW Origin teammate Mitchell Pearce to tell him that the woman had gone public with her claims.

‘Oi, that sheila’s gone to the NRL,’ Hayne told Pearce.

‘What? Which one?’ Pearce responded.

‘From Newcastle… You know the one that was carrying on,’ Hayne said.

‘Yeah, (journalist Danny Weidler) messaged me, (journalist Phil Rothfield) was chasing Beave (Hayne’s manager Wayne Beavis).’

The former NRL player was on Monday found guilty of sexual assault of a then 26-year-old at her home near Newcastle on September 30, 2018 (pictured: arriving at police station)

The former NRL player was on Monday found guilty of sexual assault of a then 26-year-old at her home near Newcastle on September 30, 2018 (pictured: arriving at police station)

Hayne and his future victim's correspondence began with the woman messaging the footballer saying he was 'absolutely gorgeous'

The conversation then broadened out to how he was travelling in Dubai at the time

Hayne and his future victim’s correspondence began with her messaging the footballer saying he was ‘absolutely gorgeous’. The conversation then continued to how he was travelling in Dubai

The flirtatious messages continue, with Hayne describing her fantasy about him as 'very steamy'

Hayne, above, asked to see more photographs of the woman

The flirtatious messages continued, with Hayne describing her sexual fantasy about him as ‘very steamy’. Hayne then asked to see more photographs of the woman (on right) 

Pearce responded: ‘What did she say you did?’

‘She wrote to me today, carrying on, [and wrote me] this full essay,’ Hayne told his former teammate. 

‘Man what a weirdo… [she’s] cuckoo man.’

The explosive phone taps were released to the media a day after Hayne was seen reporting for bail at Woy Woy Police Station.

Judge Helen Syme granted the 33-year-old a $50,000 bail including the requirement to report to police daily, and a ban on leaving his local area on the Central Coast where he lives with his mum, except for specific reasons. 

He appeared downcast upon arrival knowing he has just weeks left as a free man before being ‘inevitably’ jailed when he is sentenced on May 6.

The jury that found Jarryd Hayne guilty of rape were shown pages of messages between him and his victim.

The Instagram, text and Snapchat messages are contained in court documents and are at the centre of the case against the footballer, 33 – who is likely to be jailed when he returns to court to be sentenced in May.

One batch of messages shows how Hayne and the victim, then 26, flirted for weeks on Instagram before he assaulted her at her home near Newcastle on September 30, 2018. 

One of the messages at the centre of the trial was this exchange between the victim (in blue) and Hayne (grey) following the incident - where he only replied to say 'go doctor tomorrow'

One of the messages at the centre of the trial was this exchange between the victim (in blue) and Hayne (grey) following the incident – where he only replied to say ‘go doctor tomorrow’

The sports player appeared downcast upon arrival with the certainty of being jailed when he is sentenced on May 6 (Pictured: arriving at police station as part of bail conditions)

The sports player appeared downcast upon arrival with the certainty of being jailed when he is sentenced on May 6 (Pictured: arriving at police station as part of bail conditions)

In the messages, Hayne asks the woman to send him selfies and quips ‘how steamy’ after she confesses to thinking about having sex with him. 

But what seemed to have been the foundation for a consensual encounter took a turn when Hayne came to the woman’s house on the outskirts of Newcastle and left his taxi running out the front.   

In text to a loved one, the victim describes how she stopped wanting to have sex with him after learning about the cab waiting outside to take him back to Sydney.

She recounts that she ‘kept saying no’ to the ‘pushy’ athlete and reveals she suffered injuries to her genitalia. 

Further messages show the woman confronting Hayne afterwards, saying: ‘I know I’ve talked about sex and stuff so much, but I didn’t want to do that after knowing the taxi was waiting for you.

‘I thought you would have at least stayed? I m hurting really badly. I told my Mum you got a nose bleed, but I’m sitting here in my room crying ’cause I feel weird’.

Hayne replied: ‘Go doctor tomorrow’. 

Later, Snapchat messages between the pair feature the former rugby league star insisting that what had happened between the pair was consensual.  

That was in line with the defence he used at trial – that he did not have penile-vaginal sexual intercourse with the woman – but what did occur was consensual. 

That argument was repudiated by the jury of seven men and five women on Monday after three days of deliberations. 

The jury found Hayne guilty of two charges of sexual intercourse without consent. 

He was found not guilty of more serious alternative charges of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm, which would have carried a more severe penalty. 

Hayne appears downcast after reporting to the police station as part of his bail conditions after being found guilty of sexual assault

Hayne is required to report to the police for the next 44 days before his sentencing on May 6

Hayne is required to report to the police for the next 44 days before his sentencing on May 6

The flirty Instagram DMs

The messages between Hayne and the woman appear to have begun on September 17, when the she messaged the athlete on Instagram: ‘You are absolutely gorgeous’.   

Hayne replied the next day: ‘Price it’ – sparking a discussion about how the woman wasn’t actually an escort. 

The flirty banter continued over the following days, Hayne suggesting that he would like to see at least five more photographs of her.   

The small talk continued and they agreed the conversation would continue on Snapchat.  

Hayne is seen at Woy Woy Police Station on Tuesday night as part of his bail conditions after being found guilty of sexual assault

Victim recounts ordeal to a loved one

But the messages exchanged after Hayne attended the woman’s house and assaulted her were of a different tone. 

Texts tendered in court showed that the victim told a loved one shortly afterwards: ‘Something just happened and I don’t know what it was.

‘Jarryd Hayne just came here … He got the taxi to wait outside and I heard a beep and was like is that your taxi and he’s like yeah. 

‘And I said why did you think you’re going to just come here and have sex with me and he’s like no I can stay for as long as I like’.

The woman recounted that she said she was ‘for sure’ not going to sleep with him now. 

The court heard the woman alleged that a ‘pushy’ Hayne then performed oral and digital sex on her – leaving her bleeding. 

Further messages shown to the jury contain details of the injuries the woman allegedly suffered – which the Daily Mail has chosen not to publish.  

Above is some of the initial exchange that the victim had with a loved one after Hayne left her home on the outskirts of Newcastle

Above is some of the initial exchange that the victim had with a loved one after Hayne left her home on the outskirts of Newcastle

The woman recounted telling her mother - who was home at the time - that Hayne had suffered a nosebleed, to explain her bloodied bedding

The woman recounted telling her mother – who was home at the time – that Hayne had suffered a nosebleed, to explain her bloodied bedding

The woman's friend pointed out that by saying 'go doctor tomorrow', Hayne 'didn't even say sorry just got to a doctor'

The woman’s friend pointed out that by saying ‘go doctor tomorrow’, Hayne ‘didn’t even say sorry just got to a doctor’  

Another message between the victim and her loved one. The woman said she felt 'weird'

Another message between the victim and her loved one. The woman said she felt ‘weird’

Victim confronts Hayne on Snapchat 

Some time after the incident, the woman and Hayne exchanged a series of messages over Snapchat. 

The victim said she thought Hayne would have ‘at least asked whether I’m ok or not by now’ – to which he replied: ‘you said you were ok last time we spoke?’ 

The victim said she didn’t recall what she said but ‘you knew I definitely wasn’t ok from the damage that night and you just left me that way.

‘It was pretty messed up and you should have just stopped when I said so.’

Hayne responded by asking her ‘wtf’ she was on about, setting out his side of the story, and adding: ‘Your starting to sound suss’.  

The victim messaged Hayne this on Snapchat afterwards. Hayne replied to this message saying: 'You said you were ok last time we spoke?'

The victim messaged Hayne this on Snapchat afterwards. Hayne replied to this message saying: ‘You said you were ok last time we spoke?’

The woman said that what happened was 'pretty messed up and you should have just stopped when I said so'

The woman said that what happened was ‘pretty messed up and you should have just stopped when I said so’ 

Hayne claimed he 'stopped starught away n made sure your were ok (sic)'

The victim replied to say that she had 'said no from the start, especially because you had the taxi waiting outside and you seemed blind drunk'

Hayne claimed he ‘stopped starught away n made sure your were ok (sic)’. The victim replied to say that she had ‘said no from the start, especially because you had the taxi waiting outside and you seemed blind drunk’

Victim praised for ‘courage’ 

The legal team of an American woman who accused Hayne of assault during his time at the NFL in 2015 have praised the Australian victim for coming forward. 

‘We applaud the jury’s verdict and are inspired by the victim’s courage to persevere through two separate trials,’ high profile lawyer John Clune said, Daily Telegraph reported.

A massive $100,000 settlement was reached by Mr Clune on behalf of the woman, who is only known as JV.

The alleged victim, claims she was a virgin and heavily intoxicated when she met Hayne at a San Jose bar with friends. 

Hayne has rejected her rape claim and said they ‘willingly engaged in sexual interaction that did not include sexual intercourse’. 

San Jose Police had investigated the alleged assault but did not press any charges against Hayne due to insufficient evidence.

Hayne and his wife Amellia Bonnici – who watched the jury deliver its verdict in court on Monday

Now, Hayne faces a reckoning with what happened that evening two-and-a-half years ago. 

The NSW Police Force has hailed Hayne’s victim for her ‘courage, resilience and steely nature’ throughout the court process. 

A police investigation sparked two jury trials – one which failed to reach a verdict – and a further one in Sydney over the past fortnight.  

Hayne faces up to 14 years’ imprisonment when he is sentenced on May 6 in Newcastle. 

He was granted bail, a relative paying a $50,000 surety, but will spend the next six weeks under virtual house arrest at home on the NSW Central Coast.  


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