Annie Teriba speaks at the Oxford Union
Annie Teriba speaking at the Oxford Union YouTube

Two women who were allegedly assaulted by an Oxford University student activist have accused her of rape and of attempting to "paint herself as a victim". Annie Teriba, a second-year history and politics student at Wadham College, stood down from her Student Union roles after admitting having "non-consensual sex" with one woman and touching another inappropriately without their consent.

Teriba, the student union's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual women's representative, published a statement online apologising for her actions after she "failed to properly establish consent before every act" and announced she is to stand down as editor of NoHeterOx magazine, as the People of Colour and Racial Equality Officer at Wadham Student Union and from positions on the NUS' Black Student Committee, and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts National Committee.

I had sex with someone. The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual. I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions
- Annie Teriba

Her apparent victims have now accused Terbia of being a "liar" and that her apology had to be "dragged out of her". The statement, published on Tumblr, said: "Let's be clear: Annie Teriba is a rapist." It continued: "We find it particularly ironic that she has been a prominent voice against the very actions she herself has committed."

They said her initial statement, published on 9 October, was "by no means" the first one she wrote. "It took approximately three weeks for the statement to be finally released, which shows Annie has been hell-bent on dragging out this ordeal for us," they added. "She literally did blame it on the alcohol and also tried to paint herself as the victim in an effort to garner sympathy."

The alleged victims added Teriba had been reluctant to use the word "rape" in her confession as that would have legal implications.

In an article published last year, Teriba called for the Oxford Students Union to introduce sexual consent workshops. "Consent workshops aren't, 'patronising' they force people to consider consent in a world that teaches women not to get raped and no one not to rape," she wrote in Bad Housekeeping online magazine.

In her original statement Facebook post which has since been deleted, Teriba said: "At this year's NUS Black Students' Conference, I had sex with someone.

"The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual. I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions.

"In a separate incident, in my first year of university, I was alerted to my inappropriate behaviour whilst drunk in a club, where I had touched somebody in a sexual manner without their consent. Therefore this is not an isolated incident. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions."

"I should have taken sufficient steps to ensure that everything I did was consensual. I should have been more attentive to the person's body language. In failing to clarify that the person consented to our entire encounter, I have caused serious irreparable harm."

Thames Valley Police have not said whether they are investigating any rape or sexual assault allegations against Teriba. Oxford University have also declined to comment.