Ross Davidson: Ex-Spandau Ballet singer accused of a number of rapes ‘told woman she deserved it’, courtroom hears | EUROtoday

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A former Spandau Ballet singer advised one of many a number of ladies he has been accused of raping that she “deserved it”, a courtroom has heard.

Ross William Wild, whose actual title is Ross Davidson, is standing trial at London’s Wood Green Crown Court accused of a collection of intercourse offences towards 5 ladies and raping three of them between 2013 and 2023.

The 36-year-old’s trial, which started on Tuesday, heard he had a “darker” and “sinister” facet, with a fantasy to have intercourse with ladies whereas they had been asleep and an expectation to “get sex on demand”, allegedly wanting intercourse as much as six instances an evening and forcing himself on ladies who refused his advances.

Davidson – who was beforehand recognized for starring within the West End musical We Will Rock You earlier than turning into the lead singer of the pop group Spandau Ballet – has now been claimed to have filmed himself fondling ladies whereas they slept and loved role-playing rape situations.

Davidson, who was born in Aberdeen, filmed himself allegedly raping one of many 5 ladies after they’d an argument at his flat in Finchley, north London, on 1 October 2013.

Ross Davidson was previously known for starring in the West End musical We Will Rock You before becoming the lead singer of the pop group Spandau Ballet
Ross Davidson was beforehand recognized for starring within the West End musical We Will Rock You earlier than turning into the lead singer of the pop group Spandau Ballet (Instagram)

She advised the courtroom Davidson was aggressive, indignant and pacing up and down the bed room, calling her a “sl**” and a “wh***” earlier than he raped her.

Prosecutor Richard Hearnden requested her: “Did he touch you at all?” The alleged sufferer replied: “Yes, he proceeded to touch me, he invaded my personal space and then started to touch me.”

The prosecutor requested: “He’s touching you, what was going through your mind?” She replied: ‘What is occurring, that is after I was in tears, we had been having an argument, this is not a time to even be this near somebody not to mention instigating one thing.

“He suddenly became calm and was telling me that this is what I want, this is what I deserve.”

She alleged Davidson then pushed her again onto the mattress and raped her. “He was quite aggressive, quite strong,” jurors heard. “I said what are you doing, stop, get off me … The whole time, I was crying.”

Mr Hearnden requested the girl: “Why not report it straight away?” She replied: “I did not believe it happened, I did not want to believe it, it became normal, it became something I felt like I deserved.”

The prosecutor requested her: “Did you and he ever talk about it?” The lady stated: “He didn’t speak to me about it, I brought it up years later and he said, ‘No, I don’t remember that.’”

(From left) Martin Kemp, Steve Norman, Ross William Wild, Gary Kemp and John Keeble of Spandau Ballet back stage before a show in June 2018 in London
(From left) Martin Kemp, Steve Norman, Ross William Wild, Gary Kemp and John Keeble of Spandau Ballet again stage earlier than a present in June 2018 in London (WireImage/Getty)

Davidson has denied all accusations and when he was interviewed by police maintained “everything was consensual between him and the women concerned and played up that he was unconventional in his sexual tastes”.

Mr Hearnden beforehand advised the courtroom one other lady advised police she had been unaware Davidson had filmed himself groping her breasts.

Jurors additionally heard he advised one lady he’s accused of raping that he favored the concept of getting intercourse with a model or doll.

Another assault allegedly occurred in Cannes, France, in May 2018 when the musician had visited there for the movie competition.

Davidson is accused of raping a fourth lady at his dwelling and filming a intercourse act on her with out her consent, with the courtroom listening to that he allegedly handled her like a “sexual slave”.

Mr Hearnden stated: “The defendant, if these things are true, was an utterly manipulative and sadistic individual.

“She was being used as some sort of sexual slave. He wanted to have sexual intercourse five or six times a night. When she said it was too much, he forced her to have sex with him.”

A fifth lady went to remain at his dwelling in 2015 having met the star three years earlier on the courting web site Plenty of Fish, the courtroom heard. Mr Hearnden stated she woke in his mattress to seek out him having intercourse together with her whereas she was asleep.

Davidson, of Finchley, north London, denies three counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, one depend of voyeurism, one depend of intimidation and one in every of controlling behaviour.

He changed Tony Hadley as Spandau Ballet’s lead singer in 2018 after enjoying Elvis Presley within the hit West End musical Million Dollar Quartet a few decade in the past, alongside the band’s bassist Martin Kemp. However, Davidson lasted lower than a yr after Gary Kemp stated the band wouldn’t tour once more except the unique – and far older – line-up reformed.

The trial continues.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/spandau-ballet-rape-court-ross-wild-davidson-b2562599.html