Make up your mind, Nine: Is she a victim or a tart?
JUST because she bragged about having sex with a lot of rugby players doesn’t mean, under it all, she wasn’t traumatised.
Sure, it kicks on the story a bit by playing to a view which doubtless many believe - that the woman enjoyed the whole sordid incident.
Nine tracked down someone in New Zealand to have a go at the woman who told her heart-wrenching story to Four Corners. It ran on the 6pm news last night and this morning was the lead story on Australia’s biggest news website, ninemsn.
At the time of writing the story is the most popular story there and also on our stablemate news.com.au.
What the show aired was the story of a woman who had spent years wracked with regret and, clearly, shame. The hurt was inflicted by 12 men from the Cronulla Sharks and Matthew Johns, one of Nine’s stars, played a central role in what happened.
Nine needs to make up its mind on this. The messages are confusing. Is this woman a victim, or are they still trying to suggest - even after standing down Matthew Johns, who then grovelled for forgiveness from his wife and the public and acknowledged it was wrong - that this woman was OK with what happened in Christchurch?
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