Student 'became withdrawn after Jack Tweed rape'

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The 20-year-old student allegedly raped by Jade Goody's widower went from being a bubbly, active teenager to a vulnerable young woman who only feels safe in the comfort of her own home after the attack, a court heard today.

The shy young woman was "frozen with fear" as she was attacked by Jack Tweed and his friend Anthony Davis, who had been pestering her for a threesome, Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London heard.



Tweed, who married Big Brother star Goody, 27, shortly before she lost her battle against cervical cancer in March 2009, and Davis, 26, both deny raping the woman at Tweed's east London home in the early hours of September 4 last year.



In a statement to police on December 23 last year, the woman, who was 19 at the time of the alleged attack, said: "I used to be a bubbly person but now I feel so withdrawn.



"I still now feel intimidated and vulnerable.



"I'm no longer willing to leave home without the support of my family."



The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she used to have an active and outgoing social life, but added: "I no longer have the desire to do such things as I only really feel safe in the comfort of my own home with my family."



The jury heard the woman describe how she felt "horrified" and went into "complete lockdown" when Davis joined Tweed on the bed and they both raped her together.



Asked by Ronald Jaffa, defending Tweed, how she could be sure of the details of the incident if she was so "out of it", she said: "There's a difference between being out of it and being shocked when you're being raped by two men."



The jury of six men and six women heard the young woman went with her friends to Tweed's house in Brandesbury Square, Repton Park, Woodford Green, east London, after a night out at the Embassy club in Mayfair.



Her first contact with Tweed, a 22-year-old club promoter, was when he started kissing the back of her neck while wearing boxer shorts and a long dressing gown, the court heard.



The jury was told she initially tried to laugh it off after Davis targeted her as "the cute, quiet one" of the group.



But Davis tricked her into one of the bedrooms, called for Tweed to join him and the pair manhandled her, pestering her for a threesome, the court heard.



But she said Tweed became "more heavy-handed" and the situation changed when Davis stood inside the bedroom and told Tweed: "Don't worry, Jack, I've got the door, do what you've got to do."



She said Tweed raped her by the window sill and, as she tried to escape, pushed her on to the bed.



Tweed then raped her again, with Davis joining in and raping her at the same time, the court heard.



Giving evidence from behind a screen in a packed courtroom today, the 20-year-old student from Hertfordshire denied she wanted to continue having sex with reality TV contestant Tweed after the first incident and denied she was "quite willing".



But she repeated that she did not say "No", that she initially kissed Tweed back and was not struggling.



Asked why, she said: "Because I was so scared.



"I was pretty traumatised."



Tweed and estate agent Davis, of Stradbroke Drive, Chigwell, Essex, are both on bail.



Tweed denies two counts of rape while Davis denies one count of the same charge.







Under cross-examination by Sean Minihan, defending Davis, the young woman admitted she gave him oral sex and briefly fondled his genitals afterwards, but insisted that she had done so because she was paralysed with fear.

Asked how she was presenting her fear, she said: "I couldn't tell you."



But asked whether Davis might not have thought she was scared at all, she said: "No."



She also admitted that she could have said "No" at any point during the alleged rape and would, "most likely", have been heard by her friends outside the door.



Earlier, the jury was shown a series of photos of the victim from her Facebook pages and other online photo-sharing websites which showed her with friends at various bars and clubs.



Asked by Mr Jaffa if she thought it was wrong to tell the police she was unwilling to leave her home without the support of her family despite the fact she was still going out to clubs, she said: "It seems like that way, but that's not right.



"It's changed me in good ways and in some bad."



Asked about her statement which said she no longer desired an active social life, she said: "Not like I used to, no."



The trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks, was adjourned to tomorrow.