A lady instructed an funding banker ‘I don’t have intercourse with individuals on a primary date’ earlier than he allegedly raped her at his luxurious £1m condominium, a court docket heard at present.
Varun Venaik, 31, kissed and touched the girl intimately along with her consent earlier than forcing himself on her, it was stated.
Australian Venaik is accused of raping the girl at his basement flat in Higher Montagu Road, Marylebone, on July 31 final yr after they met on the Bumble relationship web site.
She instructed jurors at Southwark Crown Court docket they went for drinks in a bar earlier than heading again to Venaik’s flat close by.
‘He stated “Do you need to come again to mine”’.
‘I stated “certain”’.
Varun Venaik, 31, is accused of raping the girl at his basement flat in Higher Montagu Road, Marylebone, on July 31 final yr
‘His flat was simply across the nook. We went to his, chatted a bit at his.
‘We began kissing. That was consensual.
‘Then he bought on prime of me. We had been sat on a beanbag chair. We kissed for a bit.
‘I stated “Let’s preserve this PG”. What I meant by that was “Let’s decelerate a bit”.
‘I went to my underwear. I pulled his hand away. I stated I don’t have intercourse with individuals on a primary date.
‘He stated “effective, we don’t must”.’
She instructed jurors at Southwark Crown Court docket (pictured) they went for drinks in a bar earlier than heading again to Venaik’s flat close by
Later Venaik stated he needed to exit and meet a good friend and she or he headed to Baker Road station on her personal.
However the banker caught up along with her saying he had cancelled his good friend they usually went again to his flat for meals and drinks.
The lady stated ‘He began kissing my neck. I stated ‘lets speak reasonably than kiss’.
‘He pulled his shorts down, put my underwear to 1 aspect.’
She stated it was then that he raped her. The lady added she kissed him earlier than she left the flat.
‘We kissed as we stated goodbye,’ she stated.
‘I didn’t know whether or not I might depart. I used to be very near not leaving. I didn’t know what would occur…tried to maintain issues mild and pleasant.’
She stated she messaged him after the incident.
‘I despatched him a message,’ the girl stated.
‘I stated you probably did one thing I wasn’t snug with. I don’t need this to occur to anybody else.’
Arizuna Asante, prosecuting, stated that after assembly on Bumble the pair met up at a bar in Marylebone through the afternoon of July 31 final yr. (Inventory picture)
Sporting a darkish gray swimsuit, mild blue and white checked shirt and a darkish blue tie, the Australian banker instructed jurors how they met for drinks on the Kitchen at Holmes bar earlier than returning to his flat.
Requested by Orla Daly, defending, what he considered the girl, Venaik replied: ‘I truly thought she was beautiful. Confident, optimistic, assured. There was actually good chemistry.’
Ms Daly: ‘What kind of issues had been you speaking about?’
Venaik: ‘Household, training. It was a light-hearted dialog.’
He advised that they return to his flat which was a couple of minutes stroll away.
‘I discussed that we might go to my bed room.’
They went to his room and sat on a beanbag sofa in his room and chatted, he stated.
Ms Daly: ‘Did you assume she favored you?’
Venaik: ‘I bought a vibe that she did. We had mutual chemistry.’
Vaneik, of Higher Montagu Road, denies rape.
The trial continues.
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