A court has ruled that Turkish beauty queen Dilara Kursun tore her own clothes and injured herself to frame ex-boyfriend Tayfun Kilic for hitting and sexually assaulting her
The ex-boyfriend of a Miss Turkey beauty queen accused of violent sex assault is free after a court ruled she beat herself up.
Dilara Kursun, 25, told police Tayfun Kilic, 28, drove her into a forest and ripped her clothes off before beating and sexually abusing her after they split.
Kilic faced 20 years in prison if found guilty of the June 16 attack last year.
However, he was acquitted after a court concluded she tore her own clothing and injured herself to blame him.
He insisted during the trial that he “didn’t hurt a hair on her head.”
Kursun split from Kilic in May last year. He reportedly spent weeks trying to win her back.
She claimed he asked to see her one last time on their wedding day in June and when she refused to come back with him he became violent.
Kursun – a contestant in the Miss Turkey 2016 pageant – told police that Kilic forced her into his car before driving her into a forest to commit the attack.
He has been charged with qualified sexual assault, insult and threats, but has steadfastly denied the allegations.
These charges fell apart in court and he was cleared of all charges.
It was believed that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
Kilic said at the hearing: “Since the next day (June 16) was our anniversary, I drove her to her parents’ house to get ready and picked her up in the evening.
“For our anniversary celebration the next day (June 16), I had reserved a special table on a beach in Kilyos, made arrangements and set out to collect the complainant from her home.
“When I arrived I called the complainant downstairs, she got in the car and we walked to the place in Kilyos together.
“There was a table on the beach. We sat together for a while and talked. Maybe we had a glass of alcohol. We had fights during our relationship, but we always got back together.”
The defendant continued: “The applicant then got up from the table, took the car key, got into my car and left.
“I waited 40 minutes and then started running.
“About an hour later she came and picked me up by car. When we got to my house, she parked the car, called a cab and was about to leave.
“I didn’t want her to go, I insisted that she not go.
“We had problems, I wanted to solve them. My mistake was that I insisted that she not go, I told her not to call the police but she did.
“The police came and we went to the police station. Our messages continued even inside the police station but it was no use, they were determined to report me.”
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When asked whether he had torn her clothes and sexually abused her, he said: “There is no question that I tore the applicant’s blouse, I did not engage in any sexual acts towards her.
“She self-inflicted all injuries to her body.”
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