The girlfriend of England footballer Adam Johnson has told a jury that they have now split up and said he had admitted cheating on her with “quite a few” women.
Stacey Flounders — who is the mother of Johnson’s one-year-old daughter, Ayla — said the pair would remain friends as she was asked about their relationship at the former Sunderland winger’s trial at Bradford Crown Court.
Ms Flounders wiped away tears in the witness box as she described how the 28-year-old former Sunderland winger had told her “everything” about kissing a 15-year-old girl when he returned from a police station after his arrest in March 2015.
"Asked if he talked about other things, she said: “The other women that he cheated on me with.”
Ms Flounders was asked by Orlando Pownall QC, defending, if he named the women.
She said: “Just one. He wouldn’t tell me the other names.”
Asked how many there were, she said: “Quite a few.” The 26-year-old was asked by Mr Pownall about the future of their relationship.
She replied: “We’re just going to remain friends.”
Earlier, Mr Pownall asked her why she decided to stay with the player after his arrest.
She replied: “Because he was honest with me and I knew he was telling the truth. We’d just had a daughter. I wanted us to be a family.”
Johnson stared at the floor for almost the entirety of Ms Flounders’ hour in the witness box.
The footballer has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual activity with a child and grooming.
These relate to him kissing the teenager in his Range Rover after exchanging messages with her on social media.
However, he denies two further charges of sexual activity with a child relating to more serious alleged sexual activity in the vehicle during the same incident, on January 30, 2015.
Kate Blackwell QC, prosecuting, asked her a series of questions about some of the details of the encounters between the footballer and the teenager, at each stage asking the witness whether her partner had told her about it.
These details included whether the pair kissed passionately for two minutes, that he caressed her body, that he set up a Snapchat account for the girl, that he asked her for naked photos, and that he told her he wanted to get her jeans off.
Each time, in a quiet voice, Ms Flounders said: “No.”
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