NRL star will have explicit material shown in court in revenge porn case against ex-wife

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Footy star will have his sex tape played in court after it becomes ‘evidence’ in his case against his ex-wife who is accused of sending the explicit material to a friend

  • Explicit photos and videos of NRL player with girlfriend to be played in court
  • Ex-wife has been accused of distributing and threatening to share material
  • She has pleaded not guilty to two charges and hearing has been set for August 

Explicit photos and videos of a high-profile NRL player and his girlfriend will be played in court as evidence against his ex-wife who was accused of distributing it. 

The court heard on Thursday the material will be included in evidence presented by the prosecution at a two-day hearing set for August.

The ex-wife of the NRL player, who has played for his country, has been accused of sharing some of the material with a third party and has pleaded not guilty.

She was allegedly alerted to the explicit material by a friend of their child in October after they discovered the content while playing on the family iPad.

She had already split with her NRL partner but her device was connected to their shared cloud account, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The ex-wife will attempt to argue it was ‘reasonable’ she allegedly shared some of the material with the parent of the child who found it on her iPad. 

The court heard last week she was irate about the pornographic material and contacted her ex-husband to complain about the ‘disgusting’ content, as the iPad was used by her kids. 

The woman, her NRL husband and his new partner cannot be identified due to new laws protecting alleged victims of revenge porn.

She then allegedly threatened the footy player that she would send out the videos and images.

The court heard the woman then ‘intentionally’ sent a snippet of the video to someone else on October 17 after allegedly recording videos and images of the player and his new girlfriend having sex.

Her ex-husband then filed a complaint with police, who executed a search warrant on the woman’s home on October 21.

She was allegedly alerted to the explicit material by a friend of their child in October after they discovered the content while playing on the family iPad (stock image)

She was allegedly alerted to the explicit material by a friend of their child in October after they discovered the content while playing on the family iPad (stock image)

The court heard detectives looked through the devices at her home and found she had allegedly sent a message to a third party with an ‘excerpt’ of the content.

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Officers allege she also distributed an image of her ex-husband and his new partner on October 17.

The woman is facing one charge of intentionally distributing an intimate image without consent and another of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent.

Prosecutors dropped a single charge of distributing content at a court hearing in November however she still faces up to three years in prison and an $11,000 fine for the remaining two charges.

The woman will allege in court she only texted some of the explicit material to the parent of the child who discovered the photos and videos to try and explain the situation. 

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