Collingwood stars Dane Swan, Travis Cloke engulfed in nude pics controversy
A criminal lawyer says the Collingwood stars who shared naked images of themselves online haven’t broken the law.
But the person who leaked the photos to the media might have contravened so-called ‘revenge porn’ laws.
Woman’s Day has published censored photos of Dane Swan and Travis Cloke apparently sending nude selfies.
The magazine claims the pair sent the explicit nude photos and videos of themselves to women.
Entertainment reporter Peter Ford told 3AW Breakfast it’s unclear how the magazine got hold of the alleged images and videos.
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Collingwood isn’t taking the matter any further, saying it’s a private matter for the players involved.
‘The club is aware three currently listed players were involved in consensual exchanges of messages and pictures via Instagram,’ the club said in a series of tweets.
‘The exchanges have been on sale to media outlets for some time and as a result have been obtained and published by a media publication.
‘At this point, the club will not take any action as it considers this a private matter for the players.’
Neil Mitchell questioned whether the story was of any public significance.
‘They’re not doing anything illegal,’ he said on 3AW Mornings after seeing the magazine story.
‘It’s tacky, unwise and stupid to do it … but is it our business if a couple of Collingwood players are sending naked pictures of themselves to adult women they know?’
Veronica Drive, a criminal lawyer with Slater and Gordon, told 3AW the players could be victims under the new ‘revenge porn’ laws.
‘If you’re sending intimate images to somebody, you would expect they’re not going to be sent on,’ she said.
‘So it could be a problem in that regard.’
Hearing these photos of Swan and Cloke were ‘shopped around’ to media outlets for a few weeks before they were published in Woman’s Day.
? Pat Mitchell (@patty_mitchell) January 17, 2016