Eleanor Laws QC dismisses Michael Le Vell's suggestion that this was "a lie that got out of control".
She said the accuser had several opportunities to back down and took none of them.
When told by her mother, before making a formal accusation: "it has to be your choice what to do", she replied: "I want to go to the police."
The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell for alleged sex offences.
Michael Le Vell denied he raped a young girl, telling a courtroom today: "I didn't get away with anything, I didn't abuse her."
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell told a jury he was "fighting for his life" after being accused of child sex allegations.