Nixon may yet face charges as police continue investigations DUTHIE busted lying tonight


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

Hughsey from the 7pm Project refuting claims she said she was joking. Blows Nixon apart, caught lying again tonight on the footy show

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.”

Click here to listen to Ricky Nixon speaking to Steve Price on MTR this morning

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.”

Click here to listen to David Galbally QC speaking on Fox FM this morning

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.

Listen to Sam Newman laugh off suggestions he’s been “squiring” Ms Duthie

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.

Ricky Nixon-Sex, lies and Video Tape


Ricky Nixon is still living in fantasy land, refusing to be a man and admit his failings, dodging questions, walking away, deflecting blame. Has he forgotten how old he is compared to how old she is. The master negotiator of million dollar contracts, mixing it up in the big tough business work and this teen “Tricked him” into everything did she? Well if that is the case Tricky Dicky Nixon, you are more the fool and she is a genius.

More likely is you were thinking with your dick and have tried ever since to get out of taking any responsibility you loser…

UPDATE 02/05/11

UPDATE 10.40am: DISGRACED AFL player agent Ricky Nixon has inferred he was unwittingly drugged before being filmed in Kim Duthie’s hotel room wearing only his underpants.

In an allegation aired on radio MTR’s Steve Price Breakfast Show, Nixon this morning said he had no idea how he ended up in the teenager’s room near nude.

And the suspended player agent, who declared he would no longer speak about the scandal, confirmed he came close to taking his life while standing on a bridge in London.

Nixon told MTR he didn’t want to spark another police investigation or “witchhunt” but suggested drugs were the reason why he couldn’t explain being in Duthie’s hotel room wearing only underpants. correct, the drugs he snorted

“The answer is still I don’t know,” Nixon told MTR.

But what people don’t know is I was found a few hours after that outside my office at Etihad Stadium some three kilometres from the hotel room in not a great way. drugs do catch up with you “Tricky”

“Let’s just say that there is a good reason why I don’t know what happened.”

He has denied having sex with or taking drugs with the teenager.

Asked by Price whether he thought he unknowingly had a drink spiked or drugs introduced into his system in some other way Nixon said: “All I’ll say is that I’ve always thought you’re a smart bloke, that you’re very good at analysing things and nine times out of 10 you are right in what you say Steve.”

RICKY Nixon has failed to explain why he was in schoolgirl Kim Duthie’s hotel room wearing only a pair of underpants.

The disgraced sports agent instead accused Duthie of “setting him up” and “conning the world” they had sexual relations and that he gave her drugs.

Nixon said Duthie was a member of “Gen-Y who is very tech savvy and who is very good at making up conversations and texts”.

“We are talking about a habitual liar, a habitual liar who strips down to her G-string on Lonsdale street,” he said.

An angry and emotional Nixon struggled to answer many questions put to him tonight by Channel Seven‘s Ross Coulthard. Several times Nixon walked out of the interview or reminded the journalist of legal ramifications.

Asked bluntly of the central allegations, Nixon said – “Let me be very clear, I had no sexual relationship with that girl, I never have at all.”

But Nixon failed to explain why he was in his underpants in a hotel room with Duthie.

“No I can’t (explain it),” he said.

“And no one can provide any evidence to me of sex or drugs. You’ve all been conned.”

Nixon admitted texting Duthie at one stage to tell her he would look at pictures of her in his phone “when I am on top of you” but said the comment was being taken out of context.

He also denied telling her he would share a line of cocaine with her and after one heated exchange with Coulthard said – “I was not using cocaine with this girl.”

Nixon also spoke for the first time about allegations he threatened to kill the girl and her family and of taking his own life while in London because of the pressure.

Denying he threatened to kill Duthie over the allegations and the video footage, Nixon said he told her he may as well driver his car into the Yarra.

Nixon described Duthie as a “habitual liar” when confronted with the claim he had sent Duthie a text saying – “Why did you film? You will have a nice life because it will be a short one. I’m not going to kill you, just your mother, father and little sister. Then you will know what its like to have your life ruined.”

The accusation prompted Nixon to confess you had wanted to kill himself.

“I was in London in total shock in the lowest ebb of my life, wondering what the hell had happened,” he said.

“Have you ever stood on a bridge across the Thames and nearly tried to jump off it? Have you ever done that? Have you ever thought your life was over, Ross?

“Have you ever thought you’re sick and tired of a 17-year-old girl playing with your life, and your family’s life, and your kids life, and your grandmothers life? Would you enjoy that?”

Nixon was banned last month from practising for two months by the AFL Player Association after an investigation he described as “media driven and unlawful.”

“The only person they didn’t speak to was myself,” he said.

“I was under a medical condition in recovery. I wasn’t allowed to speak to the board or given adequate time to do it. It was a witch-hunt, it was media driven and I’m not sure they lawfully had the right to investigate me anyway.”

The fiery television exchange left more questions than answers.

“People forget that the two people standing at the top of the pyramids are her and I. Underneath it are parents, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, clients, business staff they’re all affected by this. They’re all affected by it and they’re very tired of it.”

Ricky Nixon Decision-AFL Players' Association


Hot out of the press conference, it has been decided that Ricky Nixon will….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz waiting waiting

6.10PM Nixon will be given a chance to explain his actions and show cause why he should not receive a ban or suspension………….(bloody what are they doing in there…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

6.40pm

Ok this is what came from the meeting

Nixon failed to meet standards of conduct to maintain accreditation and brought himself and agents into disrepute

Specific breaches included

  1. Conduct that impacted adversely on his ability to represent players he represents
  2. Failed to act in best interest of players he represents
  3. Failed to act with honesty and integrity towards players he represents
  4. Failed to give players he represents a fair and accurate account of his dealings
  5. Engaged in conduct that is materially detrimental to players he represents

Board told Nixon today they have a case against him

He has 7 days to appeal in person or present his case

Accreditation immediately suspended



 

 

One day you're going to get with your pants down...

THE “St Kilda schoolgirl”  Kim Duthie has shown up at the headquarters of the AFL Players’ Association ahead of the release of the report into Ricky Nixon’s future, claiming she received death threats from the player-manager.

Football’s most powerful manager could be stripped of his licence after this afternoon’s meeting of a four-man panel at the AFLPA, with an announcement now expected at about 5.40pm.

The teen – who alleges she was involved in a drug-fuelled affair with Nixon and whom the Herald Sun has decided not to name – spoke to journalists at the AFLPA’s South Melbourne offices, claiming she received “death threats” from Nixon and saying she would open “a can of whoop-ass” by releasing details of another alleged AFL scandal.

Ricky Nixon Decision-AFL Players’ Association


Hot out of the press conference, it has been decided that Ricky Nixon will….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz waiting waiting

6.10PM Nixon will be given a chance to explain his actions and show cause why he should not receive a ban or suspension………….(bloody what are they doing in there…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

6.40pm

Ok this is what came from the meeting

Nixon failed to meet standards of conduct to maintain accreditation and brought himself and agents into disrepute

Specific breaches included

  1. Conduct that impacted adversely on his ability to represent players he represents
  2. Failed to act in best interest of players he represents
  3. Failed to act with honesty and integrity towards players he represents
  4. Failed to give players he represents a fair and accurate account of his dealings
  5. Engaged in conduct that is materially detrimental to players he represents

Board told Nixon today they have a case against him

He has 7 days to appeal in person or present his case

Accreditation immediately suspended



 

 

One day you're going to get with your pants down...

THE “St Kilda schoolgirl”  Kim Duthie has shown up at the headquarters of the AFL Players’ Association ahead of the release of the report into Ricky Nixon’s future, claiming she received death threats from the player-manager.

Football’s most powerful manager could be stripped of his licence after this afternoon’s meeting of a four-man panel at the AFLPA, with an announcement now expected at about 5.40pm.

The teen – who alleges she was involved in a drug-fuelled affair with Nixon and whom the Herald Sun has decided not to name – spoke to journalists at the AFLPA’s South Melbourne offices, claiming she received “death threats” from Nixon and saying she would open “a can of whoop-ass” by releasing details of another alleged AFL scandal.

Nixon going into rehab-Stands down as manager


As I reported here yesterday afternoon, Ricky Nixon has finally admitted to a drug problem and is going into rehab, standing down from all duties whilst an investigation takes place into his actions…

One day you're going to get with your pants down...

DISGRACED AFL player manager Ricky Nixon is taking an indefinite break to deal with a substance abuse problem in a rehabilitation clinic.

Nixon, who is embroiled in a sex and drugs scandal involving a 17-year-old girl, issued a statement tonight saying:

“After 20 years involvement in player management, I am now taking an indefinite break to deal with a number of personal health issues. It is important for both my own health and wellbeing and that of my family to do so immediately.

“I have returned to Australia having spent the last two weeks overseas, where I had the opportunity to seek help for my personal issues. With the understanding and support of family and close friends, I have decided that I will go to a rehabilitation clinic to seek treatment for a substance problem that has impacted on my life and my decision-making, particularly over the last eight weeks.

“Given recent events and with the encouragement of friends, I believe it is the right time for me to seek help, counselling and appropriate treatment.

“While overseas, I have been in contact with the AFLPA and have stated that I will cooperate fully with the investigation currently being undertaken by David Galbally QC. I stand by my original statement in relation to this matter.

“I am so lucky to have the support of my employees and the players that I manage and while I know this time has not been easy for them I think it is important for both staff and players at Flying Start that I immediately relinquish all responsibilities and activities a player manager would normally undertake.

“I have full faith in the staff at Flying Start to operate as usual without my involvement.

“As someone who has been involved in the football industry for more than 30 years I understand the interest in this story but I do ask for the privacy needed to be able to undertake clinical treatment without the intrusion of the media. I also ask that the media leaves my family, friends, staff and players alone. I know these events have caused them enough distress.

“I would like to thank people for the enormous amount of support I have had both here and overseas. This is a significant challenge and one that I am committed to get through and coming out a better person. I would like to sincerely apologise to everyone for the impact caused by these recent events.”

Nixon to stand down-Going into rehab-Statement issued tonight


Well tonight gets a little interesting, Ricky Nixon is on his was back to Australia tonight, the word is he will be going into hiding whilst making arrangements to go into a clinic for what we now call “Personal Issues”

He would not be a cocaine freak would he, snorting way back longer than before Carey was caught??? I wonder.

Anyway watch 60 Minutes tonight on Channel Nine, the Dickileaks girl will be fully identified in a story with Liz Hayes…Expect Nixon to start back peddling this week!

One other thing, would it be cynical of me to suggest he escaped overseas to get drugs out of his system do you think readers?

UPDATE TONIGHT 7TH MATCH 2011

Well I was spot on the money yesterday.here is Statement Ricky Nixon Issued tonight…

DISGRACED AFL player manager Ricky Nixon is taking an indefinite break to deal with a substance abuse problem in a rehabilitation clinic.

Nixon, who is embroiled in a sex and drugs scandal involving a 17-year-old girl, issued a statement tonight saying:

“After 20 years involvement in player management, I am now taking an indefinite break to deal with a number of personal health issues. It is important for both my own health and wellbeing and that of my family to do so immediately.

“I have returned to Australia having spent the last two weeks overseas, where I had the opportunity to seek help for my personal issues. With the understanding and support of family and close friends, I have decided that I will go to a rehabilitation clinic to seek treatment for a substance problem that has impacted on my life and my decision-making, particularly over the last eight weeks.

“Given recent events and with the encouragement of friends, I believe it is the right time for me to seek help, counselling and appropriate treatment.

“While overseas, I have been in contact with the AFLPA and have stated that I will cooperate fully with the investigation currently being undertaken by David Galbally QC. I stand by my original statement in relation to this matter.

“I am so lucky to have the support of my employees and the players that I manage and while I know this time has not been easy for them I think it is important for both staff and players at Flying Start that I immediately relinquish all responsibilities and activities a player manager would normally undertake.

“I have full faith in the staff at Flying Start to operate as usual without my involvement.

“As someone who has been involved in the football industry for more than 30 years I understand the interest in this story but I do ask for the privacy needed to be able to undertake clinical treatment without the intrusion of the media. I also ask that the media leaves my family, friends, staff and players alone. I know these events have caused them enough distress.

“I would like to thank people for the enormous amount of support I have had both here and overseas. This is a significant challenge and one that I am committed to get through and coming out a better person. I would like to sincerely apologise to everyone for the impact caused by these recent events.”

STAY TUNED I WILL POST VIDEO FROM TONIGHTS 60 MINUTES SHOW TONIGHT


Ricky hopping into bed way over the on the wall side.Why do that?

One day you're going to get with your pants down...

RICKY Nixon has failed to turn up at work as the scandal surrounding his relationship with a schoolgirl escalated.

The troubled AFL player manager returned last night from two weeks in the UK, avoiding the scandal surrounding his alleged affair with the 17-year-old girl who released explicit photos of AFL St Kilda players last year.

On the same night, the girl was interviewed on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes program, giving more details of her alleged involvement with Nixon and St Kilda players.

After assurances it would be “business as usual” today despite the continuing scandal, Nixon failed to turn up at work this morning.

Staff at Nixon’s Flying Start office in Melbourne said their boss would not be returning to work at the Docklands Stadium office this morning.

While Nixon reportedly told Fairfax media yesterday he would be returning to work at the Flying Start office today, staff there have told reporters their boss will not be coming in.

He said he had spoken to Nixon but there would be no further comment on his whereabouts.

Also this morning, AFL boss Andrew Demetriou says he was aware the “St Kilda schoolgirl” was probably lying about falling pregnant to Saints star Sam Gilbert.

The Frankston 17-year-old made the stunning admission she fabricated the pregnancy tale to Channel 9 show 60 Minutes, and later apologised to Gilbert.

In an interview this morning, Demetriou revealed he knew the story was likely to be fake but chose not to speak about it publicly.

“I was led to believe through some of our other investigations that that may have been the case,” he told radio station 3AW.

“There have been a number of situations where this girl has said things that have proven to be incorrect. There are many things we could have said, but we’ve chosen out of respect to her welfare not to comment.”

Asked why she lied, the girl told 60 Minutes it was for attention.

“I really can’t answer that,” she said.

“I honestly don’t know why I said it. What can I say, I was 16, um, stupid, immature little teenager.”

The girl, who is now 17, said she only owed Gilbert an apology.

“It was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.

I don’t think I owe anyone an apology other than Sam, so, yeah.”

In an email, sent after the Herald Sun broke the story about their “inappropriate dealings” on February 19, Nixon allegedly talks about reigniting their relationship and prompts her to issue a statement denying they ever had sex.

In it he allegedly tells her to say: “I want to clear the air about what happened that night in my hotel room.

“To put on the record that there was no sex and no drug taking.

When I told people that I’d been having sex with him I never dreamt that it would get the coverage that it has I then put together a video that gives the impression that we had sex and drugs.” The program identified her, but The Advertiser has chosen not to.

In text messages Nixon also allegedly wrote: “We will need to plan our relationship carefully but I will definately (sic) give it a go so long as we dont film or tape each other and u (sic) have amazing sex at least twice a day.”

And: “Your choice if you dont do it not only will there be no future for us but youlll (sic) have 100s of people associated with me who will want revenge on you and that will be with you for the rest of your life.”

Late last night the Herald Sun learned Nixon was vacillating and may not want to step down as a player manager, but would only do so if people close to him believed it to be the best option.

It was reported on Nine News last night Nixon would enter a clinic for professional help for “personal problems” and he planned to stand down.

Nixon has, however, told friends this won’t be the case.

A close associate said last night Nixon had assessed his future while in London and, despite having “ups and downs”, he was in good spirits.

The friend said Nixon had several decisions to make, personally and professionally.

“I know he is looking at all options,” the friend said.

Nixon flew overseas last week as the storm over his “inappropriate dealings” with the girl escalated.

He was set to travel to Ireland to meet business commitments but it is understood he spent most of his fortnight overseas in London.

The girl, who at the weekend was staying at a five-star Melbourne hotel, is not permitted to speak for a week under her contract with Channel 9.

It is understood she was paid a five-figure sum for the interview.

The Herald Sun witnessed phone calls and texts from the powerful player agent to the girl in the days after he was questioned by the newspaper about the nature of relationship with her.

There is a ban in place to stop the teen and Mr Nixon making contact.

Legal experts also say he could face serious charges if he is found to have had a sexual relationship with the teen.

Victoria Police, however, will not reveal whether they will investigate Mr Nixon’s alleged sexual relationship with the girl.

“All matters surrounding Ricky Nixon and a 17-year old Karingal girl are currently under investigation and at this stage Victoria Police has no further comment to make on those matters,” a spokeswoman said.

Barrister David Galbally QC, who is conducting an investigation into Mr Nixon’s conduct on behalf of the AFLPA, wants to interview the 47-year-old this week.

It's a dog eat dog world selling newspapers…


Check this little quarrel our between a couple of newspapers fighting for scoops and brownie points. Tit for tat, and the gloves are off…Obviously a high stakes match this one

A REPORT in today’s The Age states the Herald Sun paid for hotel accommodation where the teenage girl says she spent time with Ricky Nixon.

This is wrong.

The Herald Sun, after speaking with the girl’s lawyer, agreed to provide two nights accommodation because of concerns about her welfare.

She stayed in a Southbank hotel at the newspaper’s expense last Thursday and Friday nights.

Herald Sun editor Simon Pristel yesterday supplied The Age journalist Karen Kissane with an email from the girl’s lawyer confirming this.

In the email, the lawyer Natasha Stojanovich wrote: “Earlier today our client was offered accommodation for tonight, to be paid for by your client. I understand this was offered to my client as she does not have accommodation arranged for tonight and out of concern for her welfare. I confirm that offering my client accommodation was not an inducement, but rather was offered by your client out of concern for my client’s welfare.”

Contrary to The Age report, it was during the early hours of Tuesday February 15, that the teenage girl texted a Herald Sun reporter saying Nixon was at her  room at the Causeway Hotel in the city.

This accommodation was paid for by the St Kilda Football Club.

The reporter videotaped Nixon leaving the hotel shortly after 7am.

Herald Sun editor Simon Pristel has asked The Age to correct its report.

It’s a dog eat dog world selling newspapers…


Check this little quarrel our between a couple of newspapers fighting for scoops and brownie points. Tit for tat, and the gloves are off…Obviously a high stakes match this one

A REPORT in today’s The Age states the Herald Sun paid for hotel accommodation where the teenage girl says she spent time with Ricky Nixon.

This is wrong.

The Herald Sun, after speaking with the girl’s lawyer, agreed to provide two nights accommodation because of concerns about her welfare.

She stayed in a Southbank hotel at the newspaper’s expense last Thursday and Friday nights.

Herald Sun editor Simon Pristel yesterday supplied The Age journalist Karen Kissane with an email from the girl’s lawyer confirming this.

In the email, the lawyer Natasha Stojanovich wrote: “Earlier today our client was offered accommodation for tonight, to be paid for by your client. I understand this was offered to my client as she does not have accommodation arranged for tonight and out of concern for her welfare. I confirm that offering my client accommodation was not an inducement, but rather was offered by your client out of concern for my client’s welfare.”

Contrary to The Age report, it was during the early hours of Tuesday February 15, that the teenage girl texted a Herald Sun reporter saying Nixon was at her  room at the Causeway Hotel in the city.

This accommodation was paid for by the St Kilda Football Club.

The reporter videotaped Nixon leaving the hotel shortly after 7am.

Herald Sun editor Simon Pristel has asked The Age to correct its report.