At the trial of a Donegal-based male garda charged with harassing and sexually assaulting two female colleagues, it has emerged that one of the women said in a statement to gardaí that she had tried to take her life.
The woman claims to have been harassed by the garda for almost a year and sexually assaulted by him on three occasions.
He denies all of the charges against him, a total of seven charges of sexual assault and two of harassment relating to two complainants.
Under cross-examination by the defence barrister, it also emerged that the woman had bought the accused a red Santa boxer-shorts set as a 'Secret Santa' gift for the station's Christmas party.
Barrister Peter Nolan produced the shorts in court and asked the woman why - if she despised this man - did she buy him a pair of sexy Santa boxer-shorts?
She said that she had absolutely no idea but that it was the mildest item compared to many of the other Secret Santa 'trash' bought for the party.
The second woman told Letterkenny Circuit Court today that on one occasion the accused took her mobile phone and wrote lewd text messages to male friends.
She said he was constantly referring to her weight and her sex life. She described a number of sexual assaults including one that occurred in a cafe and another in the garda station where he put his hand inside her garda vest and touched her.
Evidence was also heard from three male gardai, who were based at the same station, including one who said he saw the accused sending text messages from the female garda's phone.
He said "once was funny, but not when it kept going".
One garda witness said that while it was banter, he felt the accused sometimes took matters too far although he said he did not remember the female gardai getting upset.
Another male garda said that he had served in other stations and had never heard comments like them.
The trial continues tomorrow.