A husband raped his new wife on their wedding night after she told him she didn't want to have sex, London's Daily Mail in London reports today.
The woman told the Exeter Crown Court she was so drunk after she returned home from the wedding reception that she told her husband she did not want to have sex.
But the Mail reports that the husband ignored her pleas and forced himself on her.
The man, who denies the allegations, is also charged with raping his wife on four other occasions during their two-year marriage, the Mail says.
The alleged victim reported the attacks to police after allegedly being raped twice in two days.
The prosecutor told the told the husband's attitude changed after the wedding and he developed a sense of entitlement, telling her 'You're my wife, it's allowed' when she complained about his attacks.
According to the Daily Mail, one of the alleged rapes occurred when his wife was heavily pregnant and another shortly after the baby's Caesarean birth while his wife still had stitches.
The wife told the court she did not invent the allegations.
"I was scared of him. I knew what a temper he has got. I was afraid he would take my babies. They are my life," she said. "'I was petrified. I know it sounds messed up but it is how it was. I had loved him to bits but I did not want to live like that any more.
"On our wedding night I remember saying no and saying just because I am married to him I still had the right to say no.
"I remember saying it and then passing out for a bit and then finding him on top of me having sex with me. I did not want sex at that stage. That was why I had said no."
The Mail reports that the trial continues.