P.M. News (Lagos)

17 August 1999

Africa: Babayaro In Sex Romp

Lagos — Though Nigerian international, Celestine Babayaro may have been cleared of all charges in his celebrated rape case in London, P.M. Sport can authoritatively reveal today that the Chelsea defender is not a saint after all.

The 21-year-old Olympics gold medalist was recently acquitted by a London Court in an alleged sexual assault charge which almost undermined his career last season. But a recent report published by a British tabloid, News of the World has linked the former Anderlecht star with a wild sex romp involving Manchester United idol, Dwight Yorke and two beautiful British blondes.

In the report, the Chelsea left-sided midfielder thus joined Yorke's growing list of bedroom transfer as one of the blondes, Adele Hartshorn confessed her unholy night with the Manchester United idol and Celestine Babayaro at London Metropolitan Hotel.

But it was Yorke who has undying notoriety for group sexual escapades who dominated the indecent act which once again confirms the 27-year-old striker's reputation as a serial sexual predator.

According to the report, Babayaro got hooked to Yorke's list of bed fellows when he sighted the United ace in company of the two blondes who were invited over to the hotel by the Tobagan after a night out at London's Colliseum Night Club. The Nigerian international was reported to have followed Yorke in company of the two beautiful blondes to a room in the third floor of the posh hotel where the two soccer stars let off their sexual desires in a wild orgy.

The indecent act, which took place 6 June, the day after England played Sweden at Wembley, according to the blonde, was pleasurable. Said she: "It was wild sex all night. Besides the bed, we had it in the bathroom and on a bench under the window. I was a bit worse for wear and I didn't realise Dwight and Celestine had swapped over at first. Then I remember looking up and seeing it was Babayaro there instead.

"My girlfriend Lisa who was there with us was Ok about it because she wanted Dwight," Adele Hartshorn reportedly told News of the World.

Babayaro who only last week scored a vital goal in Chelsea's Champions League qualifying game against Skonto Riga was earlier this month cleared of indecently assaulting a hairdresser. The judge said the case against Babayaro who cost Chelsea Pounds2.25 million was "riddled with contradictions".

The Nigerian international sighed with relief as a jury acquitted him. The 21-year-old woman had claimed that Babayaro stripped and fondled her at his flat in Chiswick, West London.

During cross-examination, the woman and a pal gave accounts which contradicted statements they had given to the police. Two other friends of Babayaro were also cleared by the court.

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