Saturday 20 December 2014

Woman at centre of rugby sex storm flees over abuse

Published 22/07/2013 | 05:00

A WOMAN who claims she engaged in a threesome with two Irish rugby players has left the country after being subjected to a torrent of online abuse.

The business graduate, from the greater Dublin area, allegedly engaged in a fling with two international teammates after randomly bumping into them during a night on the town.

Reports first surfaced of the sexual encounter when the 24-year-old female discussed the incident with a friend on the social networking website Facebook.

The content of their conversation was then circulated online.

The fling is said to have happened in a hotel room in Dublin city centre, after the rugby players met the woman by chance outside a late-night fast food restaurant.

The two men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had spent the evening drinking in a pub in the Grafton Street area of the capital in a group, before going on to the VIP section of a well-known nightclub.

It is believed that the trio then went to a nearby hotel, where they remained until the early hours of the following morning.

The Irish Independent was in contact last night with the woman involved in the alleged incident.

While she wishes to remain anonymous, she told this newspaper that she felt there had been a "massive breach" in her privacy – and that she has been in touch with the gardai.

"I've tried my best to get away from all this," the woman said.

"The message I sent was to a close friend and I never in a million years ever thought anyone else would see, let alone for it to be sent around for so many others to see.

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"It's such a breach of my privacy and I really never thought someone would ever pass on such a private thing to others."

The woman has since travelled to the UK to spend time with a family member based there.

One critic referred to the girl saying, "your dad would be so proud", while another posted: "I heard you took part in a rugby sandwich scrum session."

A stream of crude jokes followed online.

Irish Independent

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