John Awad has been accused of obtaining sexual favours from a junior colleague in order for her to keep her job. Awad, who is a senior manager at the renowned SkyCity Casino has been reported to the authorities. According to the court records, a female colleague who has not be named for legal reasons, claimed that Awad started kissing her on the lips in his office and promised her that if she keeps him happy, then he will ensure that she remains happy as part of the “deal”.
John Awad, a team leader at the casino, has denied all the allegations thrown towards him. The married man, who is also a father, has rejected one count of indecent assault and four counts of obtaining sexual intercourse by threats.
The jury heard on Wednesday that the Mitchell Park resident first propositioned the woman in July 2009. It is also said that during his attempt to persuade her, he told her that she was a valued member of the team and did not want to lose a “gorgeous” member like her. The woman testified in the closed court and said after the persuasions, he leaned over to kiss her although this made her feel uncomfortable.
Married or not, the SkyCity Casino Head still wanted her
The woman told the court that at one time when they were alone, John dropped his pants and asked her to come and s***his manhood. She added that although she was terrified of it, she had to oblige because he had been clear about her job security.
Prosecutor Peter Salu told the jury that between 2009 and 2012, they had intercourse at his will anytime and anywhere he wished. The court heard that over the next few years, the pair had sex, multiple times in casino management offices, its underground stairwell, car-park and in official vehicles.
The court received transcripts from the woman on Wednesday and then they were later released by the judge.
She added that she even reminded him that he was married and had a daughter but Awad was not deterred by any of this.