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mikado1 Fri 18-Jan-19 08:10:45

I know there was a thread at the time but possibly deleted re well known sports person.... Could this be it on the news this morning? Dec 10tg given as date. Dundrum garda station.

mikado1 Fri 18-Jan-19 08:33:23

Yes, it ties in... Hope they get him.

mikado1 Fri 18-Jan-19 16:08:18

And I see he tweeted yesterday, as you'd expect, and someone commented about the garda station..

honeyrider Sat 19-Jan-19 00:27:16

Do ye know who it is?

MotherForkinShirtBalls Sat 19-Jan-19 00:38:02

I've only heard a rumour about one person, but I'm always the last to hear these things. The person I've heard about doesn't seem to be coming out in his own defense though, which I would have thought he would if he felt himself to be an aggrieved party, given his public persona..

honeyrider Sat 19-Jan-19 00:46:02

Which sport is he known for?

SonEtLumiere Sat 19-Jan-19 07:01:30

If you google [person you think it is] rape arrrest then you will get confirmation.

The mirror article says “Long term partner plus children”.

mikado1 Sat 19-Jan-19 08:16:36

honeyrider yes we had a very good idea, he's a notorious sports 'star' . I didn't get a deletion message last time but it might have fallen off my 'threads I'm on' cliff.. there was a report that the alleged victim was beaten badly and that she was too frightened/threatened to go through with a charge which is why my ears pricked up yesterday. If he did this I hope to god they get him.

honeyrider Sat 19-Jan-19 11:37:04

Yeah that's the person I've seen mentioned.

TwinPair Sat 19-Jan-19 12:27:15

I've heard a name and lots of speculation.

Fight or flight. wink

SparklyMagpie Sat 19-Jan-19 12:36:24

Hmm now I'm going to have to do some digging on who this is

DoulaDaisy Sat 19-Jan-19 14:02:02

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BirdieInTheHand Mon 21-Jan-19 09:13:07

jed I've reported your post - that is a horribly detailed and crass description of a rape. The victim doesn't need that plastered over the internet.

Anne8850 Wed 23-Jan-19 20:44:50

The “sportsman” mentioned was questioned & then spent the night in Dublin on a bender. There’s a video of him leaving a block of flats the next morning doing the rounds

ILoveMaxiBondi Wed 23-Jan-19 20:48:52

Glad he was arrested. Does that mean the alleged victim made a statement? I know there was talk when it first broke that he couldn’t be spoken to unless the alleged victim made a statement but obviously with their family being threatened that was unlikely.

honeyrider Wed 23-Jan-19 23:24:04

The alleged victim made a statement.

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Wed 23-Jan-19 23:32:19

Well, we called it when it was first rumoured didn’t we?

I saw a one-liner detailing the allegation and it made me feel sick.

There’s also been some WhatsApp screenshots doing the rounds, which people are pointing to as further evidence to his dreadful behaviour.

I just feel sorry for his partner and kids.

ILoveMaxiBondi Thu 24-Jan-19 15:35:46

Thanks honey. Well im not holding out much hope at all of justice being done in this case but good for her for deciding to do it. Very brave.

beanaseireann Thu 24-Jan-19 18:04:55

We had better be very careful what we write.
We wouldn't want anyone getting off on a rape charge because they couldn't get a fair trial as they were named on Mumsnet.

ILoveMaxiBondi Thu 24-Jan-19 19:21:05

Yep. Agreed.

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Thu 24-Jan-19 21:55:06

Agreed bean

I don’t think we even need to hint, never mind name names at this stage- everyone already knows.

It’s the worst kept secret in the country.

pinkground202 Fri 25-Jan-19 10:55:57

Huge kudos to the victim for making a statement. Appalling to be a victim of rape under any circumstances but the risk of being named and ripped apart on social media must be terrifying.

This guy seems to think he is completely above the law. I hope he gets a fair trial so there will be no equivocation about verdict.
I hope the media are very careful about reporting this so there's no opportunity for him to use that as a loophole.

honeyrider Fri 25-Jan-19 15:10:00

Well I hope some of you are not on a jury going by some posts here who have your mind made up that he's guilty, for all any of us know he may be the victim of someone with her eyes on €€€€. It wouldn't be the first time.

If he's found guilty then I hope he has the book thrown at him and his partner shows him the door.

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Fri 25-Jan-19 15:36:12

for all any of us know he may be the victim of someone with her eyes on €€€€

And so it begins.

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