If proven true he is a grub of the highest order. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-...ces-domestic-violence-trial-in-sydney/7195434 The former partner of Sydney Roosters star centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall has told a court she was head-butted and kicked by the NRL footballer during separate assaults in February and March 2015. Jessica Peris, the daughter of federal senator Nova Peris, alleges she was assaulted several times by Kenny-Dowall during their relationship in 2014 and 2015. Key points:Kenny-Dowall charged with assault, stalking and destroying ex-girlfriend's phoneKenny-Dowall denies all chargesJessica Peris alleges she was assaulted several times between 2014-2015An estimated 40,000 text messages were exchanged between the pair over nine monthsKenny-Dowall has pleaded not guilty to charges including one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of common assault, and several allegations of stalking and intimidating Ms Peris. The incidents allegedly took place over an eight-month period between October 2014 and June last year. Ms Peris has given evidence to the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney. The court heard details of an earlier alleged assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in which Kenny-Dowall is accused of pinning Ms Peris against a wall, punching a picture next to her head, and gripping and bruising her arm. Ms Peris, who is a full-time athlete and Rio Olympics hopeful, told the court her relationship with Kenny-Dowall was tumultuous and characterised by conflict and jealousy. She said the pair's relationship first turned violent when Kenny-Dowall took her mobile phone and locked himself in a bathroom. Argument over dog turned violent, court told When he emerged, he allegedly threw the phone across the room and smashed it. "I said 'look what you've done'," she said. "I was scared, and he pinned me up against the wall with his fist raised at me. "He then punched a frame ... next to my head. He cut his knuckles and there was blood spraying across the room." The court also heard details of an incident in February last year when the couple argued over whether Kenny-Dowall's dog could sleep indoors. Ms Peris alleged he then locked her out of their bedroom, saying: "'How does it feel to be locked outside?' Referring to me as a dog." During the argument, Ms Peris broke the latch of the couple's door. Police allege Kenny-Dowall subsequently grabbed Ms Peris in a headlock, forced her to the ground and subsequently head-butted her. In an incident the following month, Ms Peris alleges Kenny-Dowall repeatedly kicked her as she was trying to get into bed following a night out. Kenny-Dowall admits punching picture frame but denies assault Kenny-Dowall has admitted to punching the frame but says Ms Peris was over the other side of their bedroom at the time and denies assaulting her. "The issue will be whether he did that out of frustration following an argument or whether the victim's head was anywhere near the picture ... we say she was on the other side of the room," Kenny-Dowall's counsel Ian Temby QC told the court. He has also admitted to pouring alcohol on Ms Peris during an argument. The issue will be whether that happened during the course of him gesturing during the context of a domestic argument or whether [the bottle] was hurled at her," Mr Temby said. Mr Temby also told the court it was estimated that 40,000 text messages were exchanged between the pair between October 2014 and June 2015. Mr Temby is also cross-examining witnesses concerning alleged occasional cocaine use by Ms Peris, and a previous domestic violence complaint made by Ms Peris against a former partner in Darwin. Evidence of the handling by NRL club the Sydney Roosters of Ms Peris' domestic violence complaint has been tendered in court. Communications between Ms Peris and officials at the Roosters have been tendered, including text messages between Ms Peris and a player liaison officer who was the first person at the Roosters to learn of the domestic violence allegations against Kenny-Dowall. Emails between Ms Peris and the then-CEO of the Roosters, Brian Canavan, exchanged prior to criminal charges being laid, were also tendered. The court heard that Kenny-Dowall's version of what occurred during two domestic incidents is different to the version of events alleged by police. The hearing, which is set down for three days before magistrate Gregory Grogin, is continuing.