Danushka Gunathilaka: Woman says she feared for her life throughout alleged rape by Sri Lankan World Cup cricketer

Sydney, Australia

A lady allegedly raped by a Sri Lankan World Cup cricketer in Sydney, Australia final week informed police she feared for her life in the course of the assault, based on court docket paperwork reported by CNN affiliate 7 Information.

Danushka Gunathilaka faces 4 fees of sexual activity with out consent after being arrested by police in Sydney on November 5 – shortly after his staff performed their remaining T20 Cricket World Cup match.

Gunathilaka maintains his innocence of all fees and intends to vigorously defend the matter in court docket, his lawyer informed CNN Thursday.

Police stories launched by a court docket in Sydney on Wednesday and reported by CNN affiliate, 7 Information, element the police allegations towards Gunathilaka.

The lady, who isn’t recognized, informed police the pair went on a date in Sydney after assembly on Tinder, based on police and reported by 7 Information.

Police say the pair then went to the lady’s house within the harborside suburb of Rose Bay the place the lady says the alleged rape occurred, 7 Information reported.

Based on the police doc the sufferer alleges that Gunathilaka refused to put on a condom and choked the lady thrice, 7 Information reported.

7 Information reported the main points of a police interview given by the cricketer after Gunathilaka’s arrest.

Police say he “corroborated some of the alleged victim’s story but denied he had been violent or that consent had not been given.”

“The complainant tried to remove the accused’s hand by grabbing his wrist but the accused squeezed tighter around her neck,” the police doc reportedly reads, based on 7 Information.

“The complainant was fearing for her life and could not get away from the accused,” 7 Information reported citing the police report.

“She continually tried to pull away from the accused, a clear indication that she was not consenting,” police allege based on 7 Information.

Prosecutors allege the lady didn’t consent to intercourse with out a condom or any of the opposite sexual acts, 7 Information reported.

Gunathilaka is being held with out bond. He has not entered a plea within the case.

7 Information stories the following listening to within the case is January 12.

CNN has not obtained the court docket paperwork.

This yr, strict new legal guidelines round sexual consent took impact within the state of New South Wales, mandating that sexual companions should get hold of consent by phrase or gestures earlier than participating in intercourse, and that sexual companions have a accountability to make clear consent has been given.

The legislation stipulates that sexual consent to 1 act doesn’t assure consent to different acts.