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NRL star hit with lawsuit


CONVICTED rapist and fallen NRL star Jarryd Hayne is being sued by his alleged victim just months after he was locked up for two counts of sexual assault.

Hayne is serving at least three years and eight months behind bars after he was found guilty of raping a woman on the NRL grand final night in 2018.

A jury agreed the woman had not consented to sex with Hayne at her Newcastle home but he persisted.

Hayne, from behind bars, appealed his conviction and maintains his innocence.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, last month launched a civil lawsuit against Hayne in the NSW Supreme Court.

At Hayne’s sentencing, the woman told the court she was left deeply traumatise­d by his alleged rape.

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