Robertson opened his testimony by discussing that night, saying he and a friend, a city firefighter, started off at Gerti's at about p.m. Later that night, they spent time at Reilly's pub on George St.
before the friend wanted to head upstairs to the Junction, a dance club. But, he said, he was almost immediately greeted by a woman he didn't know, who hugged him and invited him onto the dance floor.
The cab dropped the woman's friend off at a south-end home before heading to Robertson's house.
He told court he planned to pay for his share of the ride there and let the woman take the cab to her house, about 1.4 kilometres away, but when he went inside to get cash he found the woman had followed him in.
Their encounter soon turned to oral sex in the living room before they moved to the bedroom and engaged in sexual intercourse, Robertson said.
The woman, testifying earlier this week, said she agreed to sex with Robertson but changed her mind when he turned violent, pinning her face-down on the bed with his arm and treating her roughly.
"Consensual" and "mutual" were the words Robertson used again and again to describe the dance and what happened later, both while answering questions first from his lawyer, Joseph Markson, and then under cross-examination from prosecutor Peter Scrutton of the Ministry of the Attorney General's Justice Prosecution Unit. I was surprised by it, but I went with it." At last call, he said, he bought himself a drink and one for the woman, giving it to her while she spoke to a doorman.
He said the woman, now 41, seemed to know who he was, but he didn't recognize her. Robertson said he spoke with two other police officers at the bar for a while before leaving and asking a doorman to call him a cab.
He said he told her he'd like to see her again, and she agreed, so he asked for her phone number and she gave it to him, but he missed a number when he typed it into his mobile phone.
When he pulled into her driveway, she again performed oral sex on him and straddled him for five minutes of sex before she complained that it was uncomfortable and called it off, he said.
He reportedly spent 0,000 of that money to purchase a 2013 Maserati GT, gamble, and pay off personal credit card debts.