A former Scottish Socialist party member today told a jury how she had a three-in-a-bed sex session with its former leader, Tommy Sheridan MSP, and his brother-in-law.
Katrine Trolle, 31, said she first had sex with the Glasgow MSP months after his wedding in June 2000.
The Danish occupational therapist also described a visit to Cupids, a swingers’ sex club in Manchester, and said Mr Sheridan had offered her a “wonder drug” at a house party later that night.
Ms Trolle, from Dundee, told the court that Mr Sheridan flirted with her and made remarks about how liberal Danes and Scandinavians were compared to the British.
The witness said her second sexual encounter with Mr Sheridan took place at his brother-in-law’s home in Glasgow.
Asked by Michael Jones QC, representing the Sunday newspaper, who was in the house, Ms Trolle replied: “Andy (McFarlane), Tommy and myself.”
Mr Jones said: “What happened?” The witness replied: “We had sex.”
Mr Jones sought clarification as to what Ms Trolle meant when she used the term “we”.
She replied: “All three of us.”
Mr Jones asked: “Together?” Ms Trolle said: “Yes.”
Earlier she described her first sexual encounter with the MSP, which she said happened at his house.
Ms Trolle said: “He offered me a glass of wine. We talked a wee bit about politics and then went upstairs to the bedroom.”
Asked what happened in the bedroom, Ms Trolle said: “We had sex.”
The witness also told the court it was Mr Sheridan’s idea to visit the swingers club in Manchester in 2001.
She confirmed the party which left Glasgow to travel south included Mr Sheridan, his brother-in-law, journalist Anvar Khan and a man named Gary.
The witness said: “We went into one of the small side rooms and had sex.”
Mr Jones said: “Who went into this room and had sex?”
Ms Trolle replied: “Tommy, Anvar Khan, myself and Andrew. I can’t remember if Gary was there or not.”
Barb knows some occupational therapists at her work. I wonder…