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Hayne to defend rape allegation

04:32 Thu Jan 04, 2018


Hayne to defend rape allegation

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Report by: Eroni Tuinuku

Fiji Bati star Jarryd Hayne has hired a high-profile US lawyer and says he will defend a rape allegation made against him in a civil case in California.

Hayne declined to answer questions on the matter when he fronted the media after returning to NRL club Parramatta on Wednesday.

His lawyers later revealed in a statement that he had made contact with the plaintiff and hired US legal representatives.

In October 2016 the woman, known as Ms V, was told by police that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal case.

However the woman is now pursuing the two-time Dally M winner on claims of sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence in a civil suit.

29 year old Hayne who returned to the Eels from the Gold Coast this summer, says he’s yet to talk to the Parramatta management about the matter.



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