In what could be the worst rape defence of all time, a 46-year-old millionaire has claimed he tripped, fell and accidentally penetrated a sleeping teenager with his erect penis.
But after hearing his surprising defence, a jury took just 30 minutes to find the property developer, Ehsan Abdulaziz, not guilty of raping an 18-year-old who was sleeping on his couch.
The 46-year-old met his alleged victim in August at the Cirque le Soir nightclub in London. The alleged victim was at the club with a friend who had known Abdulaziz for a few months.
Abdulaziz offered to drive both women home in his Aston Martin. He invited them into his flat and then went into his bedroom and had sex with his friend. The 18-year-old fell asleep on the couch.
The prosecution said that when she awoke, she found Abdulaziz on top of her, kissing her. He allegedly put his penis in her vagina. Prosecutor Jonathan Davies told the court what happened next:
“She said: ‘What are you doing?’ and he said: ‘It’s fine’, indicating that her friend was asleep.
“She got up to find her friend, tried to wake her but couldn’t, she then tried to get out of the flat as quickly as she could.”
The 18-year-old then called the police.
When police arrested Abdulaziz, he told them: “She’ll have to prove it”.