Perth reality TV star Renae Wauhop has told a jury she was harassed by four men during a nightclub fracas that ended with a vicious attack on her cousin.
Ms Wauhop gave evidence yesterday at the Bunbury District Court trial of Ross Diamond, 30, who has pleaded not guilty to grievous bodily harm.
The court was told Bunbury man Jack Wauhop, 25, was "hit hard in the right-eye with a hand, glass or bottle" after objecting to a group of men making crude remarks to his cousin at Bunbury's Exit Nightclub on April 24 last year.
Prosecution lawyer Tatiyajith Karunaratne said Mr Wauhop's vision was permanently damaged as a result of the attack. Ms Wauhop - the girlfriend of West Coast Eagle Mark Nicoski and an Amazing Race Australia runner-up - told the court she had gone out in Bunbury with her cousins Jack and Robert Wauhop when she was harassed.
"There were a few gentlemen behind me (on the dance floor) making some crude comments quite a few times. I turned around to tell them to go away, there were about four men," she said.
"I went and told the bouncers . . . but they kept doing it.
"I turned around and pushed one away. Jack came over to defuse the situation and said to leave me alone, I just said, 'Let's go'," she said.
Ms Wauhop said it was then that her cousin was attacked.
"I knew he was hit because he dropped to the ground and blood was pouring through his fingers," she said.
About 90 minutes later, after the 1.30am attack, she said she came across one of the men who had been harassing her on Victoria Street, Bunbury's main street.
"I saw one of them on the street, I went up to him and pushed him, because he attacked my cousin, who is family," she said.Security guard Aseem Bajaj told the court he had seen a man in a black shirt "hit the other guy in the eye and run away", but could not identify the suspect in photos shown to him by police.
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