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Sport Emails sent to Rabbitohs over lewd FaceTime claims revealed

11:26  14 september  2018
11:26  14 september  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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A woman has told News Corp that several high-profile South Sydney Rabbitohs players exposed themselves to her in an online FcaeTime chat without her consent in May, after which she sent an email to the club complaining about their actions.

The 23-year-old claimed that, after receiving an initial response from the club, her further correspondence was ignored for more than three months. The Rabbitohs and the NRL integrity unit have launched an investigation into the accusations.

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On Friday afternoon News Corp published the email exchange online with identifying elements blacked out.

On May 27, the woman wrote: "I am just writing to inform you that I had a very concerning interaction with .... [blacked out] players in the team last night that left me quite uncomfortable and upset.

"It started off as a funny FaceTime with the group of boys and because I am a huge NRL fan, I was on quite a high. However after the 5th, 6th and 7th call coming from one of the players by himself in his room, I began to feel violated and disgusted by it."

Several lines were then blacked out before her message continued: "I am usually one to back up the boys that are in the media because I think the girls who persecute them are trying to make money or get attention which is why I do not wish to Leake [sic] he [sic] many screenshots I took during the conversation, one includes [blacked out] completely naked."

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She continued: "I don't mention any names as I don't want anyone being suspended or anything major to happen. But I do wish to be informed as to how this issue may be resulted and prevented in the future."

She then said she created an anonymous email account so she wouldn't get hate messages from NRL fans but said it should not be regarded as fake.

Four days later, on May 31, she wrote again, asking if her original email was being taken seriously. In the subject line it said: "Concerning FaceTime conversation after the game last night in New Zealand."

She said she still felt violated by the experience and that friends and family were making her realise "how degrading it is to women and how these men think they can get away with absolutely anything just because of their social status".

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She said she wanted to speak to the South Sydney club, adding: "I know they are doing very well this year and I don't want anything to happen to jeopardise their chance this season."

Brock Schaefer, football operations and player wellbeing manager, replied on June 1 saying the club's code of conduct was one of the strongest in the game.

He said: " ... we certainly take your email seriously and will work to understand what has occurred." He asked if it was possible to arrange a conversation to discuss her email in more detail.

On June 5, the woman said she would be happy to discuss things in detail, explaining she was in Japan and giving her phone details.

Her next email beginning "Hello Brock" was dated August 31 and timed at 2.12am. She said she was disappointed her email had not been responded to or been taken seriously. She asked if it would help if she sent photos.

"Would that help [blacked out] ... find it disgusting how these boys think they can get away with this crap. I know it was over the phone, but even so, it was a FaceTime conversation and he felt the need to show me his full body from his hotel room after several calls back in the restaurant with his teammates ... Disgraceful."

Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold said on Friday he learnt about the accusations only hours before they were made public.

Seibold admitted the allegations had triggered "chaos" among the Rabbitohs, who will take on the Dragons in a do-or-die semi-final at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

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