NRL star Jarryd Hayne has landed in Tel Aviv, Israel today, leaving Sydney after being accused of raping a woman in California in 2015 while playing in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers.
The news broke yesterday afternoon, and Hayne, 29, boarded the plane overnight from Sydney.
He was approached by 9 NEWS upon arrival and refused to answer any questions.
The Parramatta Eels star only recently returned from a spiritual trip to Jerusalem where he was baptised in the Jordan River.
The woman involved in the scandal filed a civil complaint in California which alleges Hayne took her back to his San Jose home after a 49ers game and raped her when she was drunk.
Documents lodged in a County of Santa Clara court state the woman had previously met some of Hayne's friends when working at a restaurant and a group went out drinking after the December 20 game.
The documents say Hayne later took the woman, who is referred to as Ms V, home in an Uber and she passed out in the car "due to her extreme level of intoxication".
The victim says she was a virgin at the time of the alleged attack.
Her lawyer, John Clune, said that at the time his client was so intoxicated she was "unable to consent to sexual intercourse".
"Mr Hayne brought our client back to his home, approached her in the dark, turned her around as to not face him and told her 'no kissing'," Mr Clune said in a statement.
"He then had non-consensual sexual intercourse with her."
Hayne has not responded to the allegations.