A former ACT public servant accused of raping his colleague says her version of events is entirely wrong and, in fact, "nothing happened".
Haider Ali is facing an ACT Supreme Court trial for the second time after the first was abandoned.
He has pleaded not guilty to two acts of indecency and one count of rape; each charge stemming from an alleged incident on October 9, 2016.
Mr Ali's former colleague says the pair met up at Mooseheads on a night out in Canberra city, before she and a friend went to get an Uber home and Mr Ali asked to join them.
The woman, then in her 20s, told police she agreed under the pretence Mr Ali would get out at his friend's place, but a few minutes into the ride, he said he didn't have keys.
The woman said her friend told Mr Ali he should sleep on the couch at her Spence house, but later that morning she woke to Mr Ali "with his tongue down [her] throat" in a spare bedroom.
She said he squeezed her breast despite her protests, digitally penetrated her, and tried to pull her pants down before she spoke to a friend over the phone and left the house soon after.
"I just kept saying 'no', he kept saying 'no one needs to know'," the woman told police.
"I just panicked and I had to get out of there."
Prosecutor Anna Jamieson-Williams, in her opening remarks, said the woman turned down Mr Ali at Mooseheads. She said the alleged victim wasn't attracted to Mr Ali and later wondered "what the heck" was happening at the house.
The woman told police she spoke to Mr Ali at the club because she recognised him as her colleague.
Defence barrister Richard Thomas said Mr Ali recalled a completely different version of events.
He said the former public servant went to bed at the Spence house, only for the alleged victim to come into his room and climb into bed with him.
"Mr Ali, too tired, ignores that and goes to sleep," Mr Thomas said.
"In short, Mr Ali's evidence is that nothing happened.
"One might think about the level of intoxication, as to whether anything could have happened."
Mr Thomas said the woman and her friend shared a bottle a vodka before they went out into Canberra city. By the end of the night, he said, the alleged victim was "falling over on the dance floor", unsteady on her feet, and heavily intoxicated.
The trial continues.