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Pressure mounted on the England team on Friday when the victim of an alleged sexual assault by four members of the England rugby team in New Zealand issued a statement through her lawyers.


The RFU has not named the players yet although The Sun newspaper claims Danny Care, Topsy Ojo (pictured) , Mike Brown and David Strettle were the players involved.

 

As the RFU having not named the four England players involved bad light has been shed on all of the players who went on tour.

 

The victim says that she will not be making a formal complaint nor would she participate in the internal investigation that the RFU has launched.

 

Her lawyer, Jack Hodder, a partner in leading New Zealand law firm Chapman Tripp says that she fears that any participation or formal complaint would “generate extensive and invasive new media” which she does not want.


Hodder says that she was invited back to the team’s Auckland hotel by a member of the squad, where she was sexually assaulted by four players.


He states that the violations caused such injuries such that the medical professionals treating her referred her to the police.


He adds that there is no truth that she is a lap dancer or that they initial complaint was made by her boyfriend. Hodder also says that the victim does not know the lady known as “Angel Barbie” who sold her story to a newspaper.


The victim refused to make a complaint while the team was in New Zealand and the players, under legal advice, declined to be interviewed by police until a complaint was made.


Hodder said the victim would not be making any further public comment.

 

With the victim refusing to comment, lodge a complaint, or participate further it would seem that the players will get off scot-free but as long as the RFU remains silent on their identities the entire group will remain under a cloud.

 

Rugbyweek.com

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