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If this had been a horrific sexual assault by “psychopath” Jacob Hoggard, she could have left that Toronto hotel room during one of his many baths.
Or so suggested Hoggard’s defense attorney, Megan Savard, when questioning an Ottawa woman who was the second complainant to testify that she was brutally raped by Headley’s attacker in 2016.
But she added another devastating detail—she thought she was going to die because she watched her face turn red in the mirror of a Toronto hotel room until Hoggard finally released his fist from around her neck.
“He choked me so hard that I thought he might killing me,She witnessed and resisted her tears.
Why didn’t you leave? She replied, “You cannot leave a room when you are raped.”
While there were lulls between the three episodes of assault that afternoon, she said she was very frightened. “He was crazy, he was like a crazy person. He was acting like a psychopath. His eyes were so terrifying.“
Hoggard, 37, has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault that he physically caused damage and spoilage From an Ottawa woman and a fan who was 16 at the time, they claimed that their sexual encounters were consensual. He also pleaded not guilty to sexual interference in connection with the adolescence when she was still 15 years old.
Unlike the teenage complainant, the Ottawa woman said she knew they were planning to connect.
She had met the pop rock star a few weeks earlier on Tinder; They exchanged nude photos, and bought her a train ticket, so they could meet him in Toronto on November 22, 2016.
But when she got to the Thompson Hotel, she said he had become a different person.
She said he pushed her hard against the wall to kiss her, and she pushed him away because he made it uncomfortable. She said he seemed high, rude, and annoyed with her for being so mediocre.
They moved into a new room when she was ready, and I went with her, she explained, because she had nowhere else to go. “That’s when he pushed me on the bed and raped me,She said, her voice breaking.
After he raped her for the first time,I just saw his face and his eyes, and that was really it scaryAnd“Root.
She testified that Hoggard sexually assaulted her several times, slapping her and spitting in her mouth. “I said “no,” and I said “stop,” and I said, “You’re hurting me.” He kept patting my head and telling me I was good Girl, it will end soon… It felt like a long time.“
She said she was bleeding, but Hoggard not only cared, but made animal noises and mocked her. “called me nasty small pig.“
She said that Hoggard once pulled her out of the bed by her feet–making her land hard on the floor–and dragged her into the bathroom where he sat on her chest and demanded to pee on her.
When the ordeal was finally over, and he called her a cab, she was ashamed, embarrassed, and determined not to tell anyone. Who would believe her when she willingly went to Toronto for a sexual encounter?
So while she was bruised and bleeding, she didn’t document anything with pictures. “I would never tell anyone what happened, except for my close friends, and I would never talk about it again.“
She visited a doctor on November 28, 2016 who wrote in the chart: “victim From sexual assault… he doesn’t want to start legal proceedings.“
The judge ordered the jury not to take this as evidence that this had happened.
On her way home in Ottawa, she said, Hoggard sent a text to thank her for “Wonderful day.“
I sent him a different message:You raped me and I want you to say sorry to me,” I wrote.
Instead, Hoggard responded in an unusually formal manner, denying it accusation. She said they had a short phone call, but he blocked her number after that.
In 2018, she gave an anonymous CBC interview and later went to the police, where she marked the path to stand at the witness stand and was asked, “Why didn’t you leave?”
The interrogation continues Wednesday.