UPDATE Nixon was just on the footy show Just watched Nixon on the Footy Show, in typical tricky Ricky fashion, he was a nervous wreck ( and to anyone who gets it, shaky, could not sit still and his eyes were like pinholes….Would not be surprised if he had a little “Relaxer” before going on!
He did not answer questions put to him.Instead asked questions and again tried to justify everything.He slammed everyone else in the debacle and not take any blame himself. Channel 10 will show the other vision after she thought the interview finished and you will se she did NOT say she was joking etc etc…Nixon will again look the tool he is.Duthie has been telling lies all day today. She has made a deal with someone to retract everything and was just exposed of the 7pm Project when she thought she was off air. Admitting to telling lies all day.Nixon is still in the shit…
Here is a twitter from Hughsey, after Nixon said tonight they cut her off saying she was joking…More on this tomorrow
Ricky Nixon may yet face charges as police continue investigations
St Kilda schoolgirl says it was all lies
Kim Duthie has sensationally denied she had a sexual relationship or took drugs with Ricky Nixon. Source: Herald Sun
The notorious image of Ricky Nixon in his underwear, allegedly taken in Kim Duthie’s hotel room. Source: Supplied
UPDATE 6.25pm: CHIEF Commissioner Simon Overland says charges may yet be laid in the Ricky Nixon case, despite Kim Duthie’s shock retraction of her allegations.
Nixon’s ban as a player agent, and a police investigation into sex and drug allegations against him, are in jeopardy after a shock statement from the girl who made the accusations was revealed by the Herald Sun this morning.
Ms Duthie, dubbed the “St Kilda Schoolgirl”, has sensationally denied she had a sexual relationship or took illicit drugs with the de-registered player agent in a statement to the AFL Players’ Association.
The twist is set to complicate a police investigation into Nixon, with a brief of evidence under review from the Office of Public Prosecutions.
However, speaking today, Mr Overland said police would continue to investigate the allegations.
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“There’s been a report in the media this morning that’s she’s changed her story. Let’s just wait and see what happens,” Mr Overland said.
“We’ve still got investigations ongoing, there may well be prosecutions and I think again we just need to wait and see how those events unfold.
“If she has, in effect, changed her statement and recanted her statement, then that’s something we have to look at, but again I’m not getting too caught up in what has been attributed to her through the media. We just have to work through the process and see where that finishes up.
“The investigations continue on, obviously public comments can have an impact on the investigation, but from our point of view they continue on and, as I say, they may well lead to prosecutions. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Nixon says he is determined to seek “several million dollars” in damages from the AFLPA after what he describes as an “amateurish” investigation that left his career in ruins.
“I firmly have the AFLPA in my sights,” Nixon said.
“This was an amateurish investigation at best, and if this is the people who are representing the players in the collective bargaining agreement, the players could get the worst result of all time.”
Asked if he was seeking a financial payout, Nixon said: “Absolutely. Several million dollars.”
Nixon said the investigation failed to give him adequate time to give his side of the story and lawyers had already said his case “looks very favourable”.
“I have lost my business reputation, future earnings, it’s impacted my family significantly financially,” he told Triple M radio today.
“So if this investigation had no right to be conducted and was illegal, then they will have to pay.”
During his morning media blitz, he also denied accusations Ms Duthie’s retraction was the result of a deal struck between the pair.
“I want to clear up something very quickly: there’s absolutely no deal between her and I whatsoever,” he told Channel 7’s Sunrise.
“Please, give me some respect. If there was going to be any deal done between her and I it would have been done before I had to sell my business, before what it’s done to my family, before what it’s done to my life. Give me some credit.”
Nixon said he knew the truth would come out and he wished Ms Duthie all the best.
“I hope this is an opportunity for her to get on with her life now. She’s a young girl, she’s made some fairly significant mistakes, but she needs to move on,” he said.
Nixon was also forced to answer questions about how he came to be in Ms Duthie’s hotel room wearing only underpants.
“If I knew the answer to that we’d all be geniuses. But I think it’s been made pretty clear, and it’s become pretty clear, that somehow I had substances in my body that night that some people believe was taken accidentally, others believe I was administered it, I’m not going to go there, I’m sick of it all, I don’t care,” he said.
“The damage is done, I don’t know how I ended up like that. But what I do know is what hasn’t been purported or shown is that I fled the hotel not long after that.”
Galbally denies Duthie drug claims
The AFLPA says it stands by its decision to revoke Nixon’s licence for a minimum of two years, saying it did not solely rely on Ms Duthie’s statement in its investigation, led by David Galbally QC.
Ms Duthie, in her statement, has also claimed she was affected by drugs when she spoke to Mr Galbally about the nature of her relationship with Nixon.
But Mr Galbally this morning denied Ms Duthie’s claims that she was drug-affected.
“All I really want to say is simply this, when she was interviewed she was interviewed with me present and two lawyers, her lawyers,” he told 3AW.
“I think if she had been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or incoherent in any way shape or form, or not fit, then the interview wouldn’t have gone ahead.”
He said his investigation did not solely rely on Ms Duthie’s statement and included photos taken from her camera, SMS text messages and other material.
In his report, Mr Galbally found Nixon had taken advantage of a “vulnerable” girl and engaged in drug-taking and sex with her.
Mr Galbally said he would fight Nixon in court if he decided to sue.
“He’s got every right to pursue whatever legal rights are open, if he sues, then there’ll be affidavit material available in the court case,” he said.
“Ultimately, if it goes to court he’ll have to give evidence on oath, he’ll be cross-examined and everyone will know, what the position is after he’s done that.”
Ian Prendergast, chair of the AFLPA’s Agent Accreditation Board, confirmed that the association had received correspondence from a person involved in Nixon’s case, claiming the person gave false evidence to the inquiry.
“As such, the claims do not change the resolution made by the board in relation to the conduct of Ricky Nixon, which was found to be in breach of the Agent Accreditation Regulations.”
The accreditation board suspended Nixon on March 24 for his “inappropriate personal relationship” with the teenager, who was at the centre of the St Kilda nude photos scandal.
Ms Duthie issued a message via Twitter today: “I am Kimberley Duthie. No matter what decisions or mistakes I have made to this day – I always have the upper hand. Regret nothing.”
Nixon yesterday said Ms Duthie needed to “move forward” with her life, but at the same time commended her for revealing non-truths.
“Just like all the young people I work with, they are prone to making mistakes and Kim won’t be the first or last,” he said.
“I’m pleased she has finally decided to make some important decisions in her life and she now needs to move forward.
“I’m also pleased that she has made these declarations to the AFLPA.”
Sam Newman claims
It also emerged that Sam Newman, a supporter of Nixon, has been in contact with Ms Duthie.
Newman has spoken about mentoring Ms Duthie and she told the Herald Sun she has stayed at his apartment.
Ms Duthie said she recently leased a house in St Kilda and planned to buy it.
She said she had paid six months’ rent in advance.
It is believed detectives are continuing their investigation and are also probing alleged threats to kill by Nixon.
Earlier this year, Ms Duthie passed a lie detector test when asked if she had sex with Nixon.
The Herald Sun filmed Nixon leaving a city hotel on February 15, following the girl out of the foyer before getting into his car.
Nixon was subsequently banned for two years from being an player agent by the AFLPA. He has since sold his business, Flying Start.