Transcript for NH Prep School Defendant Testifies
We move to that dramatic showdown in New Hampshire, the former student of St. Paul's charged with raping a fellow classmate. You can see his transformation over the years. Today he took the stand. And what he said that prompted his accuser to flee the courtroom. ABC's gio Benitez was there. Reporter: A 19-year-old taking the stand today, his 16-year-old victim watching in the front row. Their encounter, a so-called senior salute where a graduating Sr. At their elite prep school spends time with a younger student. Why did you send her a senior salute on the eve of your leaving the school? I wanted to ask her out. Did you want to get together with her? Yeah. Reporter: Saying he was fond of his accuser, he described the night they went up to that empty room in the science building. She giggled, I giggled. We kissed like a little bit. I thought she was having a great time. Reporter: He says the situation grew more intimate. His attorney asking over and over again if she ever objected. Did she say anything? No. Did she do anything? No, she didn't. Reporter: He says they rolled around on a blanket, spoke to each other in French. That all seemed as if it were leading up to having sex. Reporter: But la brie said he suddenly had a change of heart. I thought to myself maybe we shouldn't do this. It hadn't been my intention going into the night to have sex. Reporter: But in cross-examination the prosecutor unconvinced. You want all of these people here to believe that after all that time spent thinking about her and having foreplay, that you just stopped? Um, I didn't just stop. We kissed some more afterwards, but I didn't have sex with her. Reporter: La brie admitted bragging to friends that he did have sex with the girl, saying in one Facebook message, he used every trick in the book. It was a joke but today it's a lie, right? Um, yes, it is a lie. I wanted to boast to my friends afterwards. Reporter: George, at one point the alleged victim walked out of the courtroom clearly upset. Tonight the defense attorney says he's pleased that the jury got to see the real Owen la bri,
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