This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers.
This week the re-trial against NRL player Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair began, with the two men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a North Wollongong unit in the early hours of December 9, 2018.
The former St George Illawarra player, 30, is accused of raping the then-19-year-old woman alongside his co-accused. Both de Belin and Sinclair have pleaded not guilty to five charges of aggravated sexual assault.
The men say the sexual activity was consensual, in contrast to the woman's allegation that the men ignored her protests and cries to stop.
Here’s what you need to know.
What we know so far.
Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair met the woman in Wollongong bar Mr Crown on December 9, 2018. Sinclair and the woman, who knew each other previously, kissed at the bar, with the woman describing it as "pecking" and "nothing serious" in court.
The woman then left the bar with the men and said she thought the trio were going to another club, before de Belin led the group to a North Wollongong unit "to charge his phone".
"I said I want to go home," the woman told the jury last November.
She initially told the men she'd wait outside for them before asking to use the bathroom, the court heard.
While on the toilet in a bedroom ensuite, the woman said de Belin walked in naked and began showering - causing her to exit quickly.