Her own mother, who heard the screams, came out of her home moments later to find her disfigured daughter.The next day, Ramsey attempted to call the woman and left two voicemail messages telling her he was sorry, he had sobered up and felt something had happened that “wasn't good”.During the trial, he told jurors had been out with “hundreds of women” and did not need to rape because he could “get anyone he wanted”.

Leaving her bleeding, he stole her handbag and used her Oyster travelcard to board a nightbus and escape.

She said: “I thought I was going to die.” Once Ramsey had left, she managed to call for help and was discovered by a member of the public.

But still, it’s misleading: “I knew that when I said “I’m divorced” he thought that it was official…

I just didn’t want to get into the whole “I’m in the process” conversation.

He was arrested a week later thanks to a DNA match and CCTV footage showing him on a bus near the scene.

Initially he told police the sex had been consensual and that he had witnessed her arguing with another man who had beaten her.

And evolutionarily speaking, women might accurately feel they are running out of time; with every decade past men’s 20s, guys who can snag ever-younger partners do, leaving straight women of their own cohort short of available mates: “….[My now-ex] said I had no right to date because we were ‘still married’, ha!

We were only ‘still married’ because he was refusing the divorce!

So he stayed ‘married’ to me until I [could support myself]….

That’s a long time to be legally married to someone that has clearly moved on (he moved in with his girlfriend after about a year).

We dated for a couple months before she told me she was married but didn’t wear a ring because she felt divorce was imminent.