Businessman blames cocaine use for horrific sexual assault with a woman he met ...

Businessman who went home with a woman after a night out and then sexually assaulted her HOUSEMATE blames the attack on cocaine A Work-Shop co-founder was found guilty of sexual assault and indecent assault  Matthew Branagan will sentenced next month over the October 2017 assault Took cocaine before meeting a woman and housemates at a Newtown pub Woman later awoke to Branagan naked in her bed, trying to sexually assault her

By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:04 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 05:57 BST, 1 July 2019

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A Sydney businessman who went home with a woman after a night out but then crept out of her room to sexually assault her housemate has blamed the attack on cocaine.

Matthew Branagan, co-founder of popular art centre Work-Shop, will be sentenced next month after a New South Wales District Court jury found him guilty of sexual assault and indecent assault.

The court heard Branagan met a woman with her housemates at the Bank Hotel in Newtown on the night of October 7, 2017, according to court documents seen by the Sydney Morning Herald. 

The pair headed back to the granny flat where the woman lived, behind the share house, shortly after 3am, where they slept together.

Work-Shop co-founder Matthew Branagan (pictured) will be sentenced next month

Work-Shop co-founder Matthew Branagan (pictured) will be sentenced next month

Branagan told the woman he had to go into the share house to get his phone which had been charging

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