A young model told a friend days before she was murdered that her boyfriend "put knives to my throat" and threatened to kill her.
Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, also told footballer Kenneth Brady, who she had an on-off sexual relationship with, that Ricardo Morrison, of Birmingham, had been beating her up for months.
The teenager, who had also been in the Hollyoaks TV soap, liked to socialise, went to clubs frequented by footballers and moved in circles with successful young black men, Manchester Crown Court heard.
She met Mr Brady, who plays for Northwich Victoria, while she was working in a shop in 2007, and the relationship became sexual "within a month".
She wanted a deeper friendship and told him she was "not just sex on tap", but he did not want a full time relationship.
Miss Barnes also told him she "doesn't fancy" her boyfriend, Morrison, but he paid her more attention.
Morrison, 21, who met Miss Barnes in February 2008, is accused of killing his girlfriend with a kitchen knife at the house they shared in Moss Street, Farnworth, near Bolton, on November 8th last year. He denies murder.
Today the jury heard a text message Miss Barnes sent to Mr Brady just days before her death, detailing the alleged abuse at the hands of Morrison, who she referred to as "psycho".
"For the past seven months Ricardo's been hitting me, locking me in rooms with him so I can't go out, putting knives to my throat, telling me he's going to kill me, putting pillows over my face, covering my nose and mouth with his hands and just staring at me while I'm struggling to breath, tells me if I go out with my friends I might get raped. You know how that feels?"
Amy's mother, sat in the public gallery, began sobbing as the text message was read out, while Morrison, in the dock, lent back on his chair and looked up at the ceiling, puffing out his cheeks.
Miss Barnes ended the text to Mr Brady, "I know you don't care but I have feelings. I'm not just sex on tap."
The court heard Miss Barnes and Mr Brady would go to the same bars and clubs in Manchester and sometimes she would stay at his house. They fell out briefly after Miss Barnes went to a film premiere in Manchester and stood him up, but they would also make contact through Facebook and exchange text messages.
Hannah Cutts QC, defending Morrison, asked the witness: "She was moving in circles with successful black men, between the ages of 20 and 30. Not just socialising with them but regularly sleeping with them?"
"That's just hearsay," Mr Brady replied, "I don't know."
Another footballer Nathan Eccleston, from Maghull, Merseyside, told the court he first knew of Amy after a night out at the M2 club in Manchester, a haunt of footballers, a week before she died.
She put a "friends request" on his Facebook profile and made contact through text messages on their phones throughout the following week.
Amy told him she was single, but her "ex" was a "psycho" who would not leave her alone.
They agreed to meet up on Saturday, November 8th, the day Miss Barnes was murdered, following "flirtatious" texts and further messages of a "graphic sexual nature" the court heard.
Ms Cutts QC, asked Mr Eccleston, "Texts in which, I don't want to embarrass you Mr Eccleston, texts in which you would say what you wanted to do with Amy and she would reply in a similar vein?"
"Yes," the witness replied.
On the morning Miss Barnes was killed, she sent a text message to Mr Eccleston, accusing Morrison of punching her, spraying aerosol in her mouth and slamming her arm in a door.
He called her and she sounded upset and had been crying, Mr Eccleston told the court.
He later went into Manchester to meet Miss Barnes, called her mobile, but got no reply.
By that time she had been stabbed to death by Morrison, it is alleged.
Earlier the court heard Miss Barnes dialled 999 herself after the knife attack saying: "I'm dying. He's stabbed me to death...my boyfriend...Please help me...".
Her father Andrew Barnes, found her dying in a pool of blood after he raced to the scene.
Morrison is in the dock with his policewoman mother, Melda Wilks, 49, of Hollyhill Road, Rubery, who is accused of assisting an offender by destroying evidence. Both have pleaded not guilty.
The trial continues.