Brian Witty told Kingston crown court that he had met a female friend for a business meeting in City bar Abacus, where he saw the woman – named only as Miss C – sitting alone.
Witty said that his friend commented on the way Miss C was eating, and, when he looked over, the woman appeared to be mimicking a sexual act.
“I saw her suggestively eating chicken… I was looking at her and she smiled,” he told the court.
After exchanging contact details the pair met up three days later for drinks before, Witty claims, returning to his flat and having consensual sex.
Asked by Mark Milliken-Smith, defending, “Did she ever say anything to give any indication she was unhappy?” Witty replied: “Not at all.”
Witty said that Miss C later took offence to him jokingly telling her to “f*** off” after she said that Portsmouth were better than Manchester United.
“She suddenly switched… I didn’t understand why she was upset,” he said, while also denying he threw a packet of fried rice over the alleged victim.
Witty denies raping three women and sexually assaulting another between 1995 and 2011, saying that he “must have a poor judge of character” for not spotting women who have “a screw loose”.
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