Did Victim Have Consensual Sex with Gavin Gao? Angry Husband Called Cops
In the trial hearing for Gavin Gao‘s (高雲翔) assault case in Sydney today, defense lawyers are trying to prove that the sex was consensual after all. The alleged victim, a 36-year-old Chinese-Australian woman who worked on the Love in Aranya <阿那亞戀情> filming set, was said to have been highly interested in the Mainland Chinese actor. After they had intercourse inside a hotel room, the woman tried to hide it from her husband. Outraged by what happened, it was the husband who had called the police, resulting in Gavin’s arrest.
In March, Gavin, along with Wang Jing (王晶) were charged for sexually assaulting the woman inside a Shangri-La Hotel room in Sydney. Wang had led the woman to the hotel room, where Gavin was waiting inside. Gavin’s DNA was found in blood and semen stains on the hotel pillowcase.
Gavin’s defense lawyer, John Korn, provided CCTV footage to prove that the woman carried a flirtatious air with Wang Jing. Witnesses saw that the pair behaved intimately over dinner. Wang Jing and the woman also shared a passionate five-minute kiss at a karaoke bar hours before the alleged sexual attack. The woman did not resist the kiss.
The defense also pointed out that the woman had several chances to go home, but chose to remain in Wang Jing’s company. After the karaoke gathering concluded, video footage clearly showed that the woman told the filming crew’s car to not wait for her, while also canceling the car service she had called.
The woman’s testimony revealed that she agreed to go to Wang Jing’s hotel room because she knew Gavin was there and wanted to interact with him.
It was apparent that Gavin’s defense lawyer had gathered strong evidence in applying for bail this time, after the initial application was rejected. However, the trial proceedings were handled very cautiously due to the high-profile nature of the case. Justice Lucy McCullum will announce the decision on bail application tomorrow at 2 p.m.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.