Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes allegedly sent 16 long-stemmed roses to a teenage girl for her birthday after agreeing it was better to wait until she reached the legal age of consent to have sex.
But when the girl told the now-65-year-old she was not interested, he allegedly replied: "That's your loss, you won't find out how good I am".
It is one in a string of allegations against Hughes, who has pleaded not guilty to 11 sexual and indecent assault charges against five girls.
In the first day of his trial on Monday, the jury heard the list of the former actor's alleged offences, some stemming from his time as the character Martin Kelly on the show Hey Dad!
He is accused of dropping his pants and exposing himself to a child actor, then 12 or 13, on the set of the show in 1990.
Crown prosecutor Gina O'Rourke told the jury another girl was assaulted when Hughes and her parents socialised in the 1980s.
She said the girl initially enjoyed the actor visiting her Sydney home.
"As you will hear as time went on she came to dread his visits to her home as he began to touch her in a caressing way ... that made her feel uncomfortable," Ms O'Rourke said.
Hughes is accused of creeping into her bedroom, lifting the bed covers and sexually assaulting her.
The court was told some alleged victims filed complaints to police and told their stories to media after a woman revealed her story to a women's magazine and on a current affairs show in 2010.
Hughes' lawyer Greg Walsh said some had been paid for their stories.
Mr Walsh said Hughes emphatically denied each of the allegations.
Hughes is also accused of using a girl's hand to masturbate himself during two sleep overs at his home between 1985 and 1986.
It was alleged Hughes gave the girl, who lived in his neighbourhood, a teddy bear and said 'go to sleep' when he was finished.
When police confronted him about the allegations in 1986, he denied them.
Hughes is also accused of rubbing his penis against the side of another girl's face while he gave her ear drops in 1987.
Another woman, the jury was told, was in year 10 in 1988 when Hughes kissed her on the mouth after dropping the girl home.
On another occasion in 1988, Hughes allegedly told her he wanted to have sex with her but agreed it was better to wait until she was 16, the court heard.
On her 16th birthday the girl claimed she received long-stemmed roses with a card signed RH, Ms O'Rourke said.
Asking the jury to consider the issue of rumour and innuendo, Mr Walsh said Hughes was probably as popular as the prime minister of the day during his Hey Dad! reign and "everybody knew him".
He also said Hughes had been the subject of constant and enduring publicity over the past three or four years.
Hughes was extradited from London to Sydney in 2012 to face the charges.
The trial in the Downing Centre District Court continues.