Ched Evans' fiancee was accused of offering over $50,000 to a witness if he remembered anything for Evans' retrial. Upon hearing that he was a free man, Evans went straight to hug his fiancee and mother of his son, Natasha Massey. The Guardian reports
that she told the media as the couple left the courthouse, "This case has been conducted out in the public gaze."
The group, Women Against Rape, told the Guardian how angered they were with the court's decision to allow the accuser's former sexual partners testify about her sex life.
Evans was found guilty of rape in April 2012 after an incident that occurred in Wales in 2011. He admitted to having sex with the 19-year-old accuser but said that their interaction was consensual. Evans was released in 2014. In April 2016, his conviction was quashed after new evidence came out, a retrial was ordered.
During Evans' retrial, the Guardian reports that Massey was accused of offering an "inducement" towards a witness. The newspaper adds that the this had "the flavor of a bribe." The judge in the trial "disagreed with the description," according to the Guardian.
The Sun reports that the "inducement" was an over $50,000 promise to hotel receptionist Gavin Burrough over his testimony. The newspaper adds that he "refused to change his story." The Sun also says that the message promising the money was "signed with a kiss." It allegedly read, "We are appealing for new information. There is a £50,000 reward for any new evidence. Do you know anything that could help Ched? X."
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