The Rabbitohs have come under fire on the eve of their NRL semi-finals match against the Dragons, with a woman accusing several players of exposing themselves during a Facebook video chat.
The Daily Telegraph reports that South Sydney team are investigating an email the 23-year-old sent on May 27, a day after the incident in which she said an initially “funny” FaceTime chat with players turned explicit and left her “violated and disgusted”.
Players had been celebrating their 12th round 30-10 win over the Warriors in Auckland, with the woman taking screenshots of a South Sydney player showing his genitals and another revealing his backside.
The woman claims that one player called her repeatedly days after the incident, after she made it clear she wanted to be left alone.
She reportedly got in contact with the club on June 1 about the issue, but she said she received no return call or contact from South Sydney.
After repeated emails and no response, she opted to go to the Sydney Telegraph.
A Rabbitohs club spokesman confirmed that the woman’s email was received by the club’s football operations manager Brock Schafer on June 1.
But follow-up emails from the woman on June 5 and August 31 were never responded to.
The spokesman said the woman’s emails were recognised as spam mail by the club’s mail server – a conclusion supported by an independent contractor’s investigation of the club’s email system.
The Daily Telegraph has chosen not to name the players involved in the matter.