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David Goodwillie considering an appeal after he was ruled to have raped woman by civil court

David Goodwillie
David Goodwillie has denied any wrongdoing and is considering an appeal after he was ruled to have raped a woman and ordered to pay £100,000 damages.
Goodwillie, who is currently playing for Plymouth Argyle, and former Dundee United team-mate David Robertson were ordered to pay the damages in a civil action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Mother-of-one Denise Clair sued Goodwillie and Robertson claiming that they raped her at a flat in Armadale, in West Lothian, after a night out in nearby Bathgate in 2011.
In a statement released by his solicitors, Goodwillie said: "I have spent the last six years and every penny I have fighting the allegations against me.
"I hoped that the Opinion of Lord Armstrong would allow me finally to draw a line under this and move on with my life. I am devastated by his Opinion.

"Over two days in the witness box I spoke honestly and truthfully and gave a detailed account [including under cross examination] about everything that happened on the evening of January 1 and early morning of January 2, 2011.
"I am struggling to understand why the judge has discounted my evidence and all of the other evidence of those who have said what they saw or heard that morning. I am currently taking advice on what options are open to me regarding lodging an appeal.

"As a 21-year-old I acted immaturely, naively and probably not as respectfully or with the same consideration towards someone I was with as I could have, and if that was the case I apologise for that.
"However, everything that happened that night happened consensually. I would not and did not take advantage of Denise Clair and I did not rape her because she was too drunk to consent."

Plymouth have said Goodwillie will not be considered for selection until they have received the 'full report' from the court in Edinburgh.
Robertson currently plays for Scottish League Two side Cowdenbeath.

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