A 24-stone student has denied forcing a smaller man to have sex with her by suggesting she’s too “lazy” to be on top for 15 minutes.
Imogen Brooke, 30, also said she couldn’t have given her alleged victim a love bite while they were having sex because “I can’t multitask.”
Miss Brooke instead argues that she gave the alleged victim the love bite while they were kissing before he fell asleep when he went to check on the onion rings he had put in the oven.
She also stated that she would not have been able to pull him onto his back in bed, which he has claimed, because “I’m not Superwoman”.
Ms. Brooke denies causing a person to engage in nonconsensual sexual activity in her apartment.
The trial is in its third day in which the court previously heard that Miss Brooke felt “horny” when she didn’t take no for an answer and got on top of her helpless victim.
The ‘very drunk’ student allegedly began ‘riding’ the man whose protests were ‘in one ear and out the other’, even telling him ‘you may be saying no, but your penis is saying yes’.
The court heard that at the time she weighed 24 stone and gave him the ‘non-consensual’ love bite having ‘pinned’ him down for sex before rolling over and going to sleep.
But Ms. Brooke denied this, telling the jury that she is self-conscious about her weight, which means she would not have engaged in that sexual position.
Imogen Brooke (pictured), 30, has denied forcing a smaller man to have sex with her by suggesting she is too ‘lazy’ to be on top for 15 minutes
He also told the court that he couldn’t have given his alleged victim a love bite while they were having sex because “I can’t multitask.”
She said: ‘No, I’m not comfortable with my body, because I’m bigger than most people.
“I’m a big girl and I’m not sure about my weight, or any part of my body.”
Southampton Crown Court in Hampshire heard that Miss Brooke being on top during sex would be a logistical challenge as her size does have an impact.
She continued: “I weigh 22 now, but at the time I weighed 24.
“To be on top, I have to get on, balance on one side, lift my belly and put my penis in, but I would like to [normally] ask them to do it.
‘But I can’t, I don’t like my body.’
Miss Brooke told the court that on the night in question, the two, who had met online, had returned to her apartment.
She said: ‘I let Lexi, my dog out, put on some onion rings and turned on the TV because that’s what I usually do, and because I like food, especially when I’ve had a drink.
“We sat on the bed and we were kissing and that’s when the love bite happened.”
Ms. Brooke said that after they kissed she went to check on the food, during which time her alleged victim fell asleep.
“After we kissed, I went and sorted through the onion rings, I would have checked if they were done or needed a little more time and put mayonnaise on the plate,” she said.
I ate them all for myself because I was asleep.
The ‘very drunk’ 30-year-old is said to have started ‘riding’ the man whose protests ‘went in one ear and out the other’
Ms Brooke continues to deny causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
Ms. Brooke told the court that she had texted the man the next day saying he was “sound asleep” when she returned from the kitchen and had to eat the onion rings by herself.
Asked by her defense attorney, Audrey Archer, if she forced the man to have sex with her and pulled down his underpants, she said, “I didn’t.”
Ms. Archer asked if she had pulled the man’s arm to lie on his back before the alleged assault.
She replied: ‘No, I’m not Superwoman.’
How sex without consent differs legally from rape and other forms of sexual assault
Ms. Brooke denies a charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
This differs from a rape charge, for which the legal definition is when a person intentionally penetrates another person’s vagina, anus, or mouth with a penis, without the other person’s consent.
Penetrative assault is when a person penetrates another person’s vagina or anus with any part of the body other than the penis, or through the use of an object, without the person’s consent.
The general definition of sexual or indecent assault is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent. It may involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual act.
When asked if it was true that she had been at the top during the alleged 15-minute period, Miss Brooke said: “No, I wouldn’t.”
‘No, 15 minutes on top, I wouldn’t do it, I’m too lazy. I didn’t have sex on him for any length of time.
Miss Brooke, who allegedly gave the man a love bite during the sexual assault, told the court she couldn’t have done that, “because I can’t multitask.”
Yesterday, jurors heard that Miss Brooke left him with a love bite so strong it seemed like she had “strangled” him.
The court heard that she took a photo of the bruise the morning after the alleged incident took place and sent it to him, giving him “flashbacks of a pretty horrific incident” at her flat in Southampton, Hampshire.
His alleged victim testified remotely via video link yesterday and told the audience that he had flashbacks of the night that Miss Brooke climbed on top of him on the bed before forcing him to have sex against his will. .
He said: ‘I remember the whole night. I remember it because I can’t get it out of my head.
The court heard that she had taken a photo of him when he finally fell asleep and sent it to him on Facebook Messenger the next day.
The man, who denied receiving the consensual love bite, said: ‘I had a hard time sleeping that morning. It took quite a while.
“I stared at the wall most of the night after she forced me to have sex.”
He added: “I found a photo of myself, of me sleeping and with a bruise on my neck. The bruise was [Miss Brooke].
‘The mark on my neck came during the incident that took place in those early hours.
It was biting my neck. It happened while she was on top of me, when she had me pinned on my back, she was biting my neck at the same time.
Southampton Crown Court (pictured) heard this week that Miss Brooke felt “horny” when she didn’t take no for an answer and got on top of her helpless victim.
The court heard that the complainant had not mentioned the love bite in his original police report.
When questioned, he told the jury: “I remember everything except the bite, I just cover everything in my head and put it away.”
“I remember everything about that night and I went to sleep and woke up.”
Jurors have been told this week that it was a “misconception” that sex crime victims are always women.
Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent differs from a rape charge, the legal definition of which is when a person intentionally penetrates another person’s vagina, anus, or mouth with a penis, without the other person’s consent.
The trial continues.