‘Disgraceful’ scenes outside court after Jarryd Hayne’s sentencing
Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for sexually assaulting a woman in Newcastle in 2018.
The former NRL star must serve a minimum of three years and eight months before being eligible for parole.
The maximum time served will be five years and nine months jail.
Hayne has always maintained his innocence.
Nine News reporter Tiffiny Genders said there was some “disgusting” scenes outside.
“It was much more dramatic outside court, and I have to say we have just witnessed some absolutely disgraceful scenes,” she told Jim Wilson.
She said one man stared down the victim and spat in her direction as she left court.
“Around two dozen of his supporters that formed a line around [Hayne’s wife] and they were pushing and screaming and swearing at the cameras, they grabbed one photographer by the neck and pinned him against the vehicle.”
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