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Two more women are set to give evidence in the ongoing civil trial against an Australian rules legend, accused of sexually abusing a woman from the time she was a pre-teen.

Tuesday was to be the final day of a five-day hearing in legal action against Barry Cable in the Western Australian District Court, but lawyer for the plaintiff Tim Hammond revealed new witnesses had come forward.

The pair will separately give evidence via video link from Victoria on Wednesday, allegedly involving a period in the early 1980s when Mr Cable lived in Melbourne while coaching the North Melbourne Football Club.

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The plaintiff, known to the court as ZYX to protect her identity, claims Mr Cable sexually harassed and abused her from the age of 12 in 1967 until 1991.

Australian football great Barry Cable is being sued over allegations he sexually abused a Perth teenager at the height of his playing career. Picture: 7 NewsSource: Channel 7

A second woman on Friday alleged Mr Cable asked her to touch his genitalia when she was eight-years-old, before massaging her chest when she was 14.

A third woman on Monday told the court Mr Cable, now 79, had exposed himself, grabbed her chest and poked her behind with his erect penis while in a backyard spa in the early 1980s, when she was at most 12-years-old.

The court on Monday also heard from the plaintiff’s mother and a forensic accountant.

Lawyer for the plaintiff Tim Hammond outside the WA District Court. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Anthony Anderson.Source: Supplied

Mr Cable filed a defence in writing ahead of the trial and has not appeared for any of the proceedings so far.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $1m in damages due to mental trauma and lost wages from the alleged childhood sexual abuse preventing her from completing higher education.

However, Mr Cable declared bankruptcy in January, so a payout from the case is unlikely.

The trial before Judge Mark Herron resumes in the WA District Court on Wednesday.

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