Footballer rape victim welcomes judgement
Rape survivor Denise Clair says she is relieved a student has been awarded £80,000 for her sex attack ordeal.
But the mum-of-one says the student should not expect a penny in compensation.
Denise, 31, from West Lothian, who was awarded £100,000 damages against footballers David Goodwillie and David Robertson for raping her, said: “I hope the Sheriff ’s judgement is all the justice she expected because I still haven’t seen a penny for what I was put through.
“The civil court has also recognised with this new case that women who have been let down by the criminal justice system at least have another route to justice.”
Denise made legal history when she sued players Goodwillie, 30, and Robertson, 31, after the two took her from a nightclub to an empty flat where they raped her and left her naked and alone. Lord Matthews awarded her £100,000.
Clyde player Goodwilie was charged, but that was dropped despite Denise being assured the rape case would go ahead.
Last week Sheriff Robert Weir awarded a former St Andrews University student £80,000 against Bury man Stephen Coxen, 25, who was given a “not proven” verdict after standing trial for rape in 2015. The Sheriff described the her evidence as compelling.