The Parramatta Eels have confirmed one of their players is at the centre of a sex tape scandal that had been brought to the public’s attention this week.
It is understood that the player in question performed a sex act with a woman and allegedly filmed her without her consent before distributing the footage to friends, per amp.nine.com.au.
It is understood the woman involved is seeking aggravated damages in court from the player in question.
The NRL Integrity Unit and the Parramatta Eels are working as a collective to investigate the matter.
The club released a statement in regards to the incident.
“We understand that those on the video have been illegally filmed by another person without consent and that an attempt has been made to distribute the video to media outlets and on social media platforms,” the statement reads.
“The Club has informed the NRL integrity unit and is taking the matter very seriously, particularly given the potential invasion of privacy of those involved.
“The Club will not be making any further comment.”