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Pierce fights dirty for his freedom as rape trial begins

Pierce Harris
Guilty Pierce takes to the stand, accused of raping Rhona, but he's out to deny it…

Guilty Pierce is in court, accused of raping Rhona. But with the manipulative lawyer out to skew the story, will he fool the judge and jury into thinking he's innocent?

The Pierce Harris rape trial begins in Emmerdale in the coming week and the loathsome lawyer looks like may be about to slip the net.

The prosecution case founders when Pierce and his lawyers make it seem that Rhona has had an ongoing relationship with her ex, Paddy, but it really hits the rocks when Rhona's bestie Vanessa lies to the court and is ripped apart by the defence!

Will Pierce escape scot-free or will justice be served?

Pierce Harris

Guilty Pierce takes to the stand, accused of raping Rhona, but he's out to deny it…

Guilty Pierce takes to the stand, accused of raping Rhona, but he's out to deny it…

Pierce Harris

Guilty Pierce takes to the stand, accused of raping Rhona, but he's out to deny it…

Guilty Pierce takes to the stand, accused of raping Rhona, but he's out to deny it…

Rhona Goskirk

Shaky Rhona tells the tale of the awful ordeal during which Pierce raped her on their wedding day.

Shaky Rhona tells the tale of the awful ordeal during which Pierce raped her on their wedding day.

Pierce Harris

But the clever, manipulative Pierce plays the injured victim. (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

But the clever, manipulative Pierce plays the injured victim.

Vanessa Woodfield

Pierce's number one enemy, Vanessa, takes to the stand…

Pierce's number one enemy, Vanessa, takes to the stand…

Vanessa Woodfield

… but the vet's lies, intended to help Rhona's case, end up harming it.

… but the vet's lies, intended to help Rhona's case, end up harming it.

Vanessa Woodfield

Vanessa is crucified on the stand.

Vanessa is crucified on the stand.

Vanessa Woodfield

Rhona's case appears to be crumbling as Vanessa's fabrications fall apart.

Rhona's case appears to be crumbling as Vanessa's fabrications fall apart.

Pierce Harris

Being a lawyer, Pierce knows how to work the courtroom.

Being a lawyer, Pierce knows how to work the courtroom.

Pierce Harris

He skews the story, completely rewriting the history of his relationship with Rhona.

He skews the story, completely rewriting the history of his relationship with Rhona.

Pierce Harris

But when Rhona has a moment with him during a recess, she forces a confession out of him. Will he recant his lies and admit to the court he did it? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday, July 24

But when Rhona has a moment with him during a recess, she forces a confession out of him. Will he recant his lies and admit to the court he did it? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday, July 24