WARNING: SPOILERS! D-Day for Fair City's Yvonne Doyle as rape verdict delivered
Published 13/03/2014 | 08:38
Fair City viewers will tonight see the trial verdict of Martin Baxter, charged with raping Yvonne Doyle.
In what will undoubtedly be considered one of the fastest trials in tv history.
Viewers watched in horror as Yvonne, played by actress Ciara O'Callaghan, was raped by Martin, who she met online.
"When Bob testifies, things go from bad to worse. But the jury sees through Baxter's lies and when the verdict is read out, Yvonne bursts into tears," a show insider told the Irish Daily Mirror.
On the night of the attack, she was taken by surprise when he called into her at the restaurant and says he can't wait to see her that evening after receiving saucy text messages from her all day.
After meeting for a drink at McCoy's pub, Yvonne says she wants to let loose and is seen later looking tipsy on her way back to her place with her date.
But after a few more glasses of wine, Yvonne realises she has drunk too much and asks Martin to leave, but he refuses to do so and starts kissing her.
The atmosphere takes a dark turn as Yvonne tries to push him off, telling him she "doesn't want to", but he forces himself on her and rapes her.
The Rape Crisis Centre brought in extra volunteers to take calls after Yvonne's rape after the episode was aired.
You can contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre nationwide on 1800 77 88 88