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Divorcee Campbell, who had previously been married for 30 years, tried to convince the air stewardess that she had a bad case of food poisoning, the jury was told.However she replied that she had had food poisoning before but had never suffered with it so badly, telling police that her pupils became dilated and she could not stop herself from clenching her teeth - a side effect of taking MDMA, or ecstasy, jurors were told.The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been drinking rose wine in Campbell's home in the summer sun one evening when she became very ill after Campbell had topped up her glass after going back inside his house.She said she went to look for him as he had been gone for quite a long time but Campbell explained his absence by saying he went to the toilet.The air stewardess had struck up a relationship with 65-year-old Campbell after meeting him online but later told police she "lost" several hours after having memory blackouts and being violently sick after having the drug secretly dropped in her drink.
"Because she was not used to the drug it made her violently sick. "If she had her ability to consent to sex taken away from her by the drug then having sex in these circumstances is rape." • British rape laws need urgent reform to prevent injustice Campbell - a frequent user of cannabis who also took cocaine when away on golf holidays with friends - had insisted that the woman had instigated the sex they went on to have.
When interviewed by police she confessed to having large periods where she could not account for what had happened to her, before she remembered some of the events in a series of flashbacks.
The pair had been involved in a healthy consensual sexual relationship for some six months before the attack after they met on an exclusive online dating site.
Worried at her symptoms the woman went to have blood and urine tests, knowing she would get into trouble at work if she failed a random drugs test.
Days later, after she made a complaint to police, a sample of her hair taken by officers who found MDMA had been in her system around the time of the alleged incident.
Summing the case up to the jury at Amersham Crown Court, Judge Karen Holt said: "He said that she started becoming passionate.