Jacob Hoggard pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one of sexual interference after two women came forward to accuse him of rape dating back to 2016.
The rock star and frontman for the band Hedley is accused of violently forcing himself upon both women, one of whom was just 16-years-old at the time of the alleged incident, according to CBC. Prosecutors allege that each of these separate attacks left the victims bloodied and sore, with one of the victims alleging she was “crying and saying no” throughout the hours-long ordeal in a Toronto-area hotel room, the outlet reported.
Court testimony has included allegations of vaginal, anal, and oral rape, and one of the women alleges Hoggard attempted to urinate on her and asked her to do the same. “I thought he might kill me,” one of the alleged victims testified, according to Global News.
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