A woman has denied “happily inviting” a man accused of raping her back to her flat, a court has heard.
Joseph McCann, 34, of Harrow, is accused of 37 offences against 11 victims, including children, in London and the North West.
The unnamed woman claims he held a knife to her throat and forced her into his car as she walked home from a nightclub at about 03:30 BST on 21 April, the Old Bailey was told.
He denies all the charges.
Mr McCann’s lawyers admit he was the man in the car but claim the pair met when he offered her a lift home.
Giving evidence by videolink, the woman said “that’s not how it happened”, and then began crying.
Under cross-examination the woman said she did not run from Mr McCann because she did not know if he could catch her.
The defendant, who was not in court, is charged with the following counts over a two-week period:
The trial continues.