Police have identified the Richmond Tigers footballer allegedly responsible for taking a photo of a topless woman wearing an AFL Premiership medal, and then sharing it without her consent.
Authorities have not released the player’s name, saying only that the investigation is ongoing. However, The Herald Sun reports players may have their phones confiscated to determine when and how widely the image was first circulated.
The woman shown in the photo has alleged the photo’s leak was an act of revenge porn, and the dissemination of the image has been under investigation since shortly after the team’s AFL Grand Final win.
The woman shown in the photo states the shot was taken by a Richmond player with her consent, but that she did not agree to it being shared. She alleges the player agreed to delete the photo. However, the image was widely shared on social media afterwards.
Previously, Richmond Tigers Football Club president Peggy O’Neal said she understood her club was investigating the matter. The AFL Integrity Unit is also conducting its own inquest.
Victoria’s revenge porn laws, which criminalise the non-consensual transmission of explicit images, carry a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment.