The 62 year old woman who has accused Coronation Street star Bill Roache of raping her as a 15-year-old girl has told the court the alleged assault took place in complete silence.
Cross examined by defence barrister Louise Blackwell QC, the woman said that she was "speechless and shocked" throughout the alleged attack, which the court heard took place in 1967, at Roache's home in the Lancashire village of Haslingden.
"I was shocked - all I wanted to do was get away," she said.
"You just lay there and said nothing?" Ms Blackwell asked. "Yes, I was speechless."
"He didn't speak either," she added.
The woman told the court that she went to school the next day as normal, and told nobody what had happened - not even her best friend.
When asked why, she said: "I was humiliated, disgusted and ashamed. I was so shocked I couldn't say a word to anyone."
81-year-old William Roache denies two charges of rape and five charges of indecent assault. The case continues.
A woman's told a court she was raped by actor William Roache at his then home in Lancashire when she was 15-years-old.
The alleged victim described how she was a "gullible" teenager and kept quiet for decades because she blamed herself.
WARNING This report by Amy Welch contains images of flash photography.
A woman allegedly raped by Coronation Street star William Roache kept quiet for decades because she blamed herself, a court has heard.Read the full story ›
Alleged rape victim says the attacks happened in 2 of William Roaches homes in Haslingden. 'There was no warning..I didn't know what to do.'
Alleged rape victim says he didn't kiss or touch her. She 'felt like she was there for a long time and just wanted to get out of there.'
Alleged rape victim says I thought it must be fault. 'I didn't see it coming..I had no reason to fear him.'
Coronation Street star William Roache wrote a letter and sent a signed photograph to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply "when you start school again", his trial has heard.
The photograph shown to the jury is signed: Love to (alleged victim)! William Roache (Ken Barlow).
Giving evidence today at Preston Crown Court, the complainant, who was sent the letter and photograph, said Roache forced her to perform a sex act on him in the mens' toilets at Granada Studios in Manchester in the summer of 1965. Roache denies all charges.
ITV News Editor Lucy Manning is at Preston Crown Court:
Copy of note jury heard William Roache wrote to alleged victim after its claimed he sexually assaulted her when 14. http://t.co/z4LmJNo3CD
Coronation Street star William Roache, wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl he is accused of indecently assaulting, a court has heard.Read the full story ›