Australia Jury considering verdict for ex-One Nation staffer accused of rape

12:36  12 july  2018
12:36  12 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

One Nation ex-advisor pleads not guilty to rape, assault

  One Nation ex-advisor pleads not guilty to rape, assault A former One Nation media advisor has pleaded not guilty to raping and assaulting a woman more than a decade ago. Today, Sean David Black sat in the dock with his arms crossed after he denied the charges during day one of his trial in the Brisbane District Court.The charges, including three counts of unlawful assault and one count of rape, all relate to a woman known to him more than a decade ago.

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Accused of rape by a blogger who attended West Point with him, he sued for defamation and a jury awarded him .4 million. On the verdict form, the jury was asked whether Shannon made her statements knowing they were false or reckless or negligent, and checked “yes” for every one .

a man wearing a suit and tie: Mr Black was a former advisor to Senator Malcolm Roberts. Picture: AAP© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Mr Black was a former advisor to Senator Malcolm Roberts. Picture: AAP A District Court jury has retired to consider whether a former One Nation staffer is guilty of raping and assaulting a woman more than a decade ago.

Sean David Black has pleaded not guilty to four charges relating to alleged attacks on a woman in 2007.

His trial has heard accounts from the woman detailing how Black allegedly pushed her down a flight of stairs and labelled her a "stupid filthy dog". She has also accused him of slamming her fingers in a door.

The jury was told the woman suffered bruising and soft tissue damage which were checked over by two doctors at the time.

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The accuser said she was devastated by the verdict and fearful for her family's future. Retired Army Col. David "Wil" Riggins. Accused of rape by a blogger who attended West Point with him, he sued for defamation and a jury awarded him .4 million.Photo courtesy of David “Wil / Photo provided by

The woman also claims Black threatened her life, saying "I will shoot you in the head and kill you," the Crown Prosecutor told the court in his closing submission while detailing the woman's evidence.

But Black's lawyers claim the woman has made the claims, up telling the court she has "weaved a fabric of lies".

Former One Nation staffer Sean Black has pleaded not guilty to rape and assault. Picture: AAP© AAP Former One Nation staffer Sean Black has pleaded not guilty to rape and assault. Picture: AAP Black was first arrested on these charges last May.

He's the former staffer of ex-One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and also served as a councillor in Logan City Council.

The jury is due to continue its deliberations in the morning.

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