Woman who met an ‘unpleasant’ online man on Facebook has spoken about how she “raped” him, accusing him of rape.
Amber Rose, from Brisbane, was in Melbourne on a work trip when she met Chris Smith on Facebook in October last year.
She told the ABC the alleged assault took place after she went out with Mr Smith to celebrate her birthday.
Ms Rose said she then went to a bar to meet him and “he seemed very interested in me”.
“He said, ‘I just want to make sure you know that I really, really like you’.”
“I said I was going to meet you for drinks in my hotel room and I didn’t want to go out.
He didn’t seem to mind.”
I was sitting at the bar with my friend, and I felt so happy that he liked me.
“She said Mr Smith offered her a lift to his hotel, where she was greeted by him and Mr Smith’s friends.”
It was a strange evening,” she said.”
He didn’t speak to me, but he said, I’m going to make you feel special.
I had no idea what to expect, but I just wanted to feel safe.””
I didn’t feel safe with Chris, but we did talk for about five minutes.
I was a little bit nervous.
“Mr Smith told the court he had met Ms Rose at the airport when he was on a flight back to Brisbane after a trip to Melbourne.
He said he had then gone to meet Ms Rose’s boyfriend.”
She was just chatting with her boyfriend,” he said.
Mr Smith said he then returned to her hotel room, where Ms Rose was “shocked and confused”.”
I told her I wasn’t really sure what was going on and I wasn`t sure if I wanted to do anything,” he testified.
Ms Larkin told the hearing Mr Smith had told her to meet with him in the hotel room where she had met him, but she “had no idea” if he wanted to go.”
We went out and I had him over and we went to the bar and he was really interested in her,” she testified.”
When he saw her, he said he just wanted her to have a drink with him.
He was a nice guy, I think.
“Mr Goulburn said Mr Jones had admitted to Ms Rose he had “taken advantage of her” by “grabbing” her and “rape” her.
He also alleged Mr Smith “made sexual advances towards” Ms Rose, saying she was “bored and embarrassed” and that he “made her feel like a slut”.
Ms Lanch, who said she was pregnant at the time of the alleged rape, said she believed Mr Jones was “entitled” to sex.”
If I didn`t have sex with him, I was not a good wife,” she told the tribunal.”
In that moment I felt like I was just being a slut and he should be ashamed of himself.
I did what he wanted me to do.
“Mr Jones also told the jury Ms Larkin had been “very disrespectful” towards him.”
You are a very attractive woman, a very good wife and mother, you have done nothing wrong,” he told the commission.”
All the other women on this forum are very attractive, and she has been rude and disrespectful to me.””
She has not said anything about what she has done.
You have had sex with her.
“But you have made her feel bad about it, so she is going to have to apologise for that.”
Mr Moore, the lawyer representing Mr Jones, said he believed the matter had been resolved.
“The matter has been resolved,” he wrote in a letter.
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