One of the alleged victims in Darrell Williams' rape trial testified Tuesday, saying the suspended Oklahoma State basketball player sexually assaulted her twice at an off-campus party.
The woman testified that Williams, without consent, groped her and put his hands down her pants in a crowded basement and then later outside.
The incident took place in the early hours of Dec. 12, 2010. Williams was formally charged with four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery on Feb. 7, 2011. The trial began last week.
On Tuesday, the witness recalled the events of that night, testifying that she was surrounded by basketball players in a basement before Williams came up and stuck his hand down her pants.
After dropping to the floor and eventually leaving the basement, she said Williams grabbed her again outside, pulled her to the fence and did the same thing.
At some point, the woman testified, Williams was distracted by another man asking about a recent basketball game, allowing her to get away.
During cross-examination, Williams' defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey questioned the authenticity and timeframe of the alleged events.
Ramsey asked the witness why she didn't scream or call out for help, later asking if she suffered any cuts or bruises, to which the defendant said “none that I can remember.”
Williams, seated between his defense attorneys and wearing a purple dress shirt, remained silent throughout the testimony.
When asked to identify her assailant, the alleged victim stated Williams by name, pointed at him and said, “the man in the purple shirt.”
A number of current players showed up to support Williams, including Le'Bryan Nash, Philip Jurick and Marcus Smart.
Many other OSU basketball team members, including Markel Brown, Brian Williams, Michael Cobbins and coach Travis Ford, are considered possible witnesses.
Witness testimony continues Wednesday at 9 a.m.