Woman Claims Sunderland's Bramble Attacked Her
A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Sunderland footballer Titus Bramble has told a court she repeatedly told him to leave her alone.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she was "really scared'' as the Premier League defender allegedly attacked her as they shared a taxi after a night out in Yarm, Teesside. Bramble, 30, is on trial accused of groping a woman's bottom in a nightclub before sexually assaulting a second woman in a taxi home. The woman told Teesside Crown Court she and Bramble, who had both left Yarm's Cross Keys nightclub, went into an alley outside the club where Bramble tried to kiss her. But, knowing he had a girlfriend, she felt uncomfortable and told him to stop. She told the court they agreed to share a taxi but during the journey she claimed Bramble tried to kiss her again. ``He put his hand between my legs and up my dress and I told him to stop immediately,'' she told the court Bramble twice ``forced'' her hand onto his groin, she claimed, by which point she was ``really scared''. The cab driver was so alarmed by Bramble's behaviour, he drove him to a police station and reported him, the court heard. Taxi driver Abid Hussain said he felt the woman squeeze his shoulder, which he thought was ``suspicious'' and believed it was a signal for help. Bramble denies four charges of sexual assault, said to have taken place on September 28 last year. The trial, scheduled to last until Friday, continues.