An funding banker accused of raping a lady at his £1million flat after assembly her on Bumble admitted he does ‘push boundaries’, a court docket heard.
Varun Venaik, 31, kissed and touched the girl intimately together with her consent earlier than forcing himself on her, it’s claimed.
She later messaged him saying: ‘I attempted to make it clear that no meant no,’ and ‘In future please respect when somebody says no.’
Australian Venaik denies raping the girl at his basement condominium in Marylebone, central London and insisted her messages didn’t increase ‘alarm bells’.
Venaik informed Southwark Crown Courtroom he had an ‘superb’ time along with his alleged sufferer and when she messaged him saying she had not needed to have intercourse, he didn’t suppose she was accusing him of rape, however later replied: ‘I do push boundaries.’
Varun Venaik, 31, kissed and touched the girl intimately together with her consent earlier than forcing himself on her in his £1million condominium, it’s alleged
Giving proof at Southwark Crown Courtroom right now, the alleged sufferer informed how she had tried to push Venaik (pictured) away throughout his ‘forceful’ assault
Cross-examining Venaik, prosecutor James Dick mentioned he had claimed the girl had carried out a intercourse act on the accused earlier than he penetrated her.
‘These two essential issues are omitted out of your assertion,’ mentioned Mr Dick.
‘I used to be shocked after having been arrested and basically spent the night time in a chilly cell,’ Venaik defined.
‘I used to be nonetheless coming to grips with what had occurred. Having not slept properly in any respect, I had two cups of espresso.
‘I had nothing to eat. My mind was not considering rationally. It was a whirlwind.’
Venaik claimed the girl let loose a moan and had her arms round his neck whereas he penetrated her.
Mr Dick steered that this isn’t true. Venaik replied: ‘I can keep in mind these elements prefer it was yesterday.’
‘What was going by your head concerning the date when she left?’ requested Mr Dick.
‘It was constructive. I used to be drained. I assumed we may catch up later within the week.’
Venaik then messaged the girl, and he or she didn’t reply. He was requested if this apprehensive him on the time.
‘No, individuals take completely different instances to reply,’ he informed the court docket.
The alleged assault happened at Venaik’s £1million dwelling, Southwark Crow Courtroom (pictured) heard
He then contacted her once more. She messaged him the subsequent day saying: ‘We ended up having intercourse after I didn’t need to.’
However Venaik mentioned he didn’t suppose at this level that she was accusing him of rape.
‘I remembered the occasions clearly. I knew what had occurred. I assumed she was upset. I assumed she was upset about me being ahead however that’s it.’
‘None of these messages despatched alarm bells ringing. In no way.’
The lady texted him once more, saying: ‘I attempted to make it clear that no meant no,’ and ‘In future please respect when somebody says no.’
Venaik messaged her again admitting: ‘I do push the boundaries.’
He mentioned: ‘I used to be making an attempt to aspect together with her as a lot as attainable.
‘I used to be making an attempt to empathise together with her, making an attempt to simply accept her model in order that we may transfer on.
‘My solely ideas have been for her. We had an incredible time collectively.
‘We gelled, we had superb chemistry. I came upon a lot about her.’
He mentioned that when he was texting her she was behaving ‘nearly like a distinct individual’ to the one he had spent the earlier night time with.
Giving proof, the alleged sufferer mentioned that she had repeatedly informed Venaik that she doesn’t have intercourse on a primary date and that she ‘pushed him away’.
She mentioned she kissed him when she left his flat after the alleged incident as a result of she didn’t need him to see that she was ‘scared’ and ‘anxious’.
Vanaik denies rape. The trial continues.