Teenage woman McKenzie Lorraine Robinson has fronted a Brisbane Court for the first time over her alleged involvement in the sex tape drama that has engulfed Brisbane Broncos star Kotoni Staggs.
The 18-year-old woman’s lawyer on Thursday spoke to reporters when leaving the Brisbane Magistrates Court to declare his client is not responsible for the alleged revenge porn video being spread across the internet last month.
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Queensland Police in August charged Robinson with distributing a prohibited visual recording and issued her with a notice to appear in court.
Staggs was interviewed by the NRL Integrity Unit at the time and was immediately cleared to continue playing for the Broncos after he reported the matter to police.
Robinson’s lawyer Jason Jacobson made the dramatic claim after the hearing was adjourned until September 30, that his client was not responsible for the video being posted on social media.
McKenzie Lorraine Robinson (centre) leaves the Magistrates Court in Brisbane.Source:News Corp Australia
“It was not Ms Robinson that made this private video go public,” Mr Jacobson said.
“That was never intended by her and she very much regrets the impact it’s caused to Mr Staggs.
“There is an explanation as to how this happened and that will be put to the court at a later date.”
The Courier-Mail reported Staggs and Robinson met after she is reported to have contacted him via Instagram earlier this year.
21-year-old centre Staggs has continued to be among the club’s best players in recent weeks, despite the sex tape drama surrounding him.
Kotoni Staggs will play for the Broncos against the Panthers on Thursday night.Source:Getty Images
The Broncos released a statement in August confirming their star centre had become embroiled in a sex tape drama.
“The Brisbane Broncos have been made aware of a video recording involving Kotoni Staggs being circulated on social media,” the statement claimed.
“The video is of a highly personal nature and has been released without his consent.
“The club is working closely with the NRL Integrity Unit, having alerted it as soon as becoming aware of the issue.”
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