Stephen Coxen, 23, admitted the night he spent with his accuser had become upsetting because she had been bleeding during intercourse - but insists he didn't rape her
A student suing a man she accused of rape for £100,000 ran from court yesterday as he described having consensual sex with her during freshers' week.
Stephen Coxen, 23, admitted the night he spent with his accuser had become upsetting because she had been bleeding during intercourse.
The woman, known only as 'M', said this was because she was raped and forced to perform a sex act on him while too drunk to resist.
The woman, known only as Miss M and who can't be identified for legal reasons, told the court that during a night out at a student party and a nightclub she drank a four cans of cider, a bottle of rose wine, a bottle of champagne and three glasses of sparkling wine which were mixed with vodka.
She told Sheriff Robert Weir QC that she awoke in her bed to find a man she didn't know having sex with her.
Coxen told the Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh he was ‘really shocked’ in 2014 when he initially found out the claim was being made against him.
He said that he had asked: 'Are you ok?' when she stopped having sex with him abruptly and told the court yesterday: 'If I was raping her then why would I care if she was upset?’
The hearing was then suspended for 20 minutes as 'M' ran out of court in distress.
In a landmark case, Coxen, from Bury, Lancashire, is being sued by the woman who accuses him of raping her in St Andrews, Fife, after a night out in September 2013.
Coxen denied the charges and in November 2015 a jury found the case against him not proven, a verdict of acquittal.
His alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal