A Sydney jury says it's struggling to come to a verdict on allegations a Chinese movie star and producer repeatedly raped a woman in a luxury Sydney hotel.
Actor Yunxiang Gao and producer Jing Wang deny subjecting the woman to non-consensual acts when inside Wang's Shangri-La Hotel room in March 2018.
The 37-year-old men, who pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including rape and indecent assault, have argued the woman agreed to group sex after a party for cast and crew of a Chinese TV series.
After two-and-a-half days of deliberations, the jury told Sydney's Downing Centre District Court they were "struggling to reach a unanimous decision".
They queried the options available if their struggle continued and sought advice on interpreting the term "beyond reasonable doubt".
Judge Penelope Hock on Monday reminded the group of five women and seven men of the oaths they took to reach true verdicts.
"Each takes with you your own individual experience and wisdom and are expected to judge the evidence fairly and impartially in that light," the judge said.
Their questions about whether Gao and Wang made police statements or whether the complainant could withdraw her allegations pre-trial were irrelevant and should not be under consideration, she said.
A "considerable body of evidence" had come out over the five-week trial, the judge said.
"You must focus on the evidence and I apologise if I appear unhelpful," Judge Hock said.
Gao pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape and two of indecent assault. Wang pleaded not guilty to seven counts of rape, two attempted rapes and two indecent assaults.
The woman testified that she was "tortured" during the 90 minutes she spent in the room.