Tim Paine: Woman at the center of sex scandal sues Cricket Tasmania for sexual harassment

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The woman at the center of Tim Paine’s sexting scandal filed a sexual harassment suit against Cricket Tasmania in Federal Court.

The woman at the center of the sexting scandal that led to the resignation of former Australian Test cricket captain Tim Paine has filed a sexual harassment suit against Cricket Tasmania in federal court today.

Renee Ferguson, 47, revealed she had complained of sexual harassment in the office prior to her decision to resign from her job – but the previous complaint was not about Mr. Paine or his sister-in-law, but another man in the office.

Mr Paine admitted to previously sending the woman texts, including a photo of his penis, but said it was consensual.

A previous investigation into the matter by Cricket Tasmania revealed that the exchange of texts between the woman and Mr Paine was consensual. However, the woman’s lawyers say that she has never met the woman.

In a 17-page document submitted to the Federal Court, lawyers acting on behalf of the woman filed an application for originating under the law. Australian Human Rights Commission Act for sexual harassment.

It includes an allegation that she had previously filed a sexual harassment complaint with her Human Resources manager regarding another Cricket Tasmanian employee. This complaint was not about Mr. Paine.

He later resigned from his position in Cricket Tasmania after being accused of theft. He was indicted on the matter and will face the Tasmanian Magistrates’ Court in January.

The legal document also outlines a number of sexualized jokes that Mr. Paine has been exposed to in his work, including saying “Hurry up you mole,” in reference to Snapchat in a conversation with his brother-in-law Shannon Tubb.

The texts appeared last week messenger sun obtained the correspondence between the woman and Tim Paine that occurred in late 2017.

The woman texted Mr. Paine, “We’re both screwed if this comes out”.

Mr Paine later posted an image of his penis with the caption “Right, it’s so shitty”, referring to the messages becoming public.

He also told the woman: “I think I’m about to shoot myself something solid (wink emoji). Anyway, I was going to go too, huh?”

The woman then tried to change the subject and said, “Oh, sorry I’m getting ready for work… it’s a big day for us kids.”

Paine replied: “Would you like to taste my ***? Fuck me, I’m serious.”

Again the woman tried to keep the conversation going and texted: “I thought we were resting our hands???”

Paine continued: “I can’t rest them when I’m struggling so hard! The tension needs to be relieved… Then finish me off with those lips. (winking emoji) #trust.”

The woman resigned from Cricket Tasmania in 2017.

He also claimed that Mr. Paine’s brother-in-law, who is married to his sister, had texted him, including “I want to put my C*** in your ass”.

Also allegedly, “You pushed me today, I know you noticed.”

“Send me something, I want to play with myself,” he said in another message.

In a message posted on Mr. Tubb’s Snapchat, he also claimed, “Your f*ck looks so big today”.

when asked about sexually explicit texting by messenger sun On Sunday Mr Tubb replied: “No comment on that, man, sorry.”

Earlier today, Mr Paine announced that he has taken leave of absence from any form of cricket for the “foreseeable future”.

The decision essentially banishes him from the Ashes and seriously puts his international career in doubt.

Cricket Tasmania released a statement announcing the news Friday morning, saying it “will continue to support Tim and his family, both professionally and personally, throughout the summer.”

“Tim’s decision ensures that he is not selected for today’s Marsh One-Day Cup match against Western Australia. “Charlie Wakim will replace him in the roster,” the statement said.

“Confirming Tim Paine is leaving cricket for an indefinite mental health break. We are extremely concerned for his and Bonnie’s health and will not comment further at this time,” said James Henderson, Mr. Paine’s manager.

Cricket Tasmania boss Dominic Baker told ABC radio in Hobart: “This is a traumatic event for him…he was the Australian captain a week ago, so these things take time. I think he did the right thing, putting his own well-being and that of his family first.”

Paine’s wife, Bonnie, spoke about the scandal last weekend and said she was sorry she was forced to relive an embarrassing moment that her husband deeply regretted.

“I have some sympathy for Tim. actually a lot. He and I went through all this privately in 2018,” he said. Sunday Herald Sun.

“It honestly broke my heart,” Bonnie said.

“It’s sad that he thinks he should resign as captain and I think it’s unfair. I felt sorry for him.

“My confidence was a little shattered from him, and it was a process to try and learn to trust again. I had doubts and there were times I wanted to leave and there were times I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. It was very confusing. It took a long time for us to be strong and in a good place again, but now we are.”

Speaking about his decision to step down from the captaincy last week, Paine said: “While he was cleared (by the CA and CT investigations), I deeply regretted this incident at the time and still do today. I spoke to my wife and family at the time and am so grateful for their forgiveness and support.

“We thought this event was over and I could focus entirely on the team as I have been doing for the last three or four years. However, I recently learned that this private text exchange is going to be public.

“For example, my actions in 2017 do not meet the standards of an Australian cricket captain or the wider community. I am deeply sorry for the hurt and pain I have inflicted on my wife, family and the other party.

“I’m sorry for the damage this has done to the reputation of our sport. And I believe it was the right decision to step down as captain, effective immediately. I don’t want this to be an undesirable disruption to the team ahead of a massive Ashes streak.

“To Australian cricket fans – I am so sorry that my past behavior impacted our game on the eve of the Ashes. I apologize for disappointing the fans and the entire cricket community.

“I am blessed with a wonderful, loving and supportive family and it breaks my heart to know how much I have let them down. They’ve always been there for me, they’ve been my most loyal fans, and I’m grateful for their support.

“I will continue to be a committed member of the Australian cricket team and look forward to what will be a great round of the Ashes.”

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