A woman is claiming in a British court that she was having sex, blindfolded, with a man named ‘Kye Fortune’ who she believed to be her boyfriend but was actually a female friend wearing a strap-on.
If that sounds like a complicated story, that’s because it is. According to the Telegraph, the woman–who remains unnamed for legal reasons–testified that she wore a blindfold every time she met her “boyfriend” a hotel to have sex because he claimed to be a “male cancer patient ashamed of scars.” The alleged victim met ‘Kye’ on Facebook in 2011.
This person, allegedly, was instead the woman’s 25-year-old friend Gayle Newland.
Newland now finds herself in court, where her accuser says Newland pretended to be a man that said he was too sick to meet in person at the beginning of their relationship. They eventually met to have sex in a hotel in Chester. According to the accuser, ‘Kye’ insisted that she wear a blindfold every time they met at the hotel, because he was “anxious about the way he looked.”
The woman says she developed a relationship with 'Kye’, who had a “high-pitched voice”, over the phone: “He was saying how much I had helped him get through his illness. [He said] it was a sign, we should get married, we should have kids, we were going to do all sorts of things.” During this period of communication, the complainant said she met Newland, who said she knew 'Kye’, and the two women became good friends.
During their last alleged sexual encounter, the woman says she took her blindfold off and discovered that 'Kye’ was in fact Gayle:
“When I was having sex I grabbed for the back of his head and my hand got caught on something. It did not feel right. I was sat on the bed, he was standing up.
Something in my mind said ‘pull it (the blindfold) off, pull it off’. I just pulled it off. Gayle was just standing there… I just couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t believe it.
Straight away she held her hand down over her face and said ‘it’s not what you think’.
The trial continues at Chester Crown Court, where Newland denies five counts of sexual assault between February and June 2013.