Can you believe the Damien Oliver rumours?


THE LATEST UPDATE FRIDAY 24TH SEPT

A COURT hearing relating to a criminal investigation linked to dual Melbourne Cup winner Damien Oliver was held yesterday – but details cannot be revealed because of a suppression order.

The champion jockey, 38, has been assisting police with the investigation, which is not linked to his stellar racing career. He has not been charged.

Oliver is expected to return to the track at Moonee Valley tonight after withdrawing from four rides at Sandown on Wednesday.

Star Jockey Damien Oliver questioned by Melbourne detectives, BUT WHY

Well this story is growing legs quicker than the Delhi Games withdrawal of athletes. If checked out a few dozen sources from around the traps and if half of them are any where near the truth Damien Oliver will be in far more strife than dropping a few rides at the track. I’m talking doing time behind bars. Now anyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty but I have it that he is being handled very favourably thus far by the press but not for very much longer.

Lets just say Oliver has been known for being a bit of a womaniser out and about. The story goes that he has maybe crossed the line between what is legal and illegal, and it may have something to do with age. All of this of course is allegedly as I want to cover my ass but the other people involved may not be what one would call strangers either. Now we know Oliver is married and has children, has that got anything to do with it?

Stay tuned…this story is about to be blown wide open… What may become of the 25 million dollar movie revolving around Oliver’s heroic ride on media Puzzle to win the Melbourne Cup days after his brother died, catapulting him into an Australian sporting legend remains to be seen…

A six-time Scobie Breasley Medallist and Hall Of Fame inductee, Oliver has won 91 Group One races including two Melbourne Cups on Doriemus (1995) and Media Puzzle (2002).

His fairytale win on Media Puzzle, days after the tragic death of his brother Jason in a riding accident, has been made into a film, The Cup, which was shot earlier this year and is due for release early in 2011.

62 thoughts on “Can you believe the Damien Oliver rumours?

  1. I don’t think it’s his ‘womanising’ that’s going to get him in trouble.
    From what I’ve heard no ‘women’ were involved, it was far, far worse than that.
    I personally don’t know what to think. I hope it’s just a crock.
    I work in racing and I look up to Oli, the industry is ripe with heresay and rumours all the time. However if it is true, what I was told yesterday anyway. I don’t know what I’d think. Or what will happen to him.

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  2. The worst part about the suppression order is that it leads to innuendo.. if he has committed what the rumors are, then the Australian public will be shocked to there foundations… Let’s hope for all concerned they are not true.

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  3. Well this week I thought the AFL grand final would be the biggest story of the week, but I reckon there are more people talking about this situation than the footy. It will be massive news the longer it drags out. Suppression orders? That is for the media, this will leak quicker than a Delhi Games venue fair dinkum…

    STAY TUNED, MY EARS ARE CLOSE TO THE WALLS

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  4. I guess the other side of the story is many get accused of the same crime and prove to be innocent for many reasons… It just dosen’t make sense to me that a guy of his quality could possibly be involved in that activity..

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  5. Many in our industry are aware of the indiscretions of olly with eyes for other woman… That is no secret… So he must have some inadequates in his life, considering his has children.

    But if these rumors are true, no doubt he wont be alive in 12 months time. How could a man of his standing in the community face the world ever again.. If they arnt true, then god help him.

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  6. This publication is a croc of shit and I thought a suppression order was there for a reason I hope you can get into trouble for what you have written. What kind of sick animal are you!!!

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    • Ease up there Jane, this isn’t a publication, and if you had a brain you would know a suppression order is all about suppressing the contents of the court hearing. I haven’t said anything about the court hearing, only about rumours. So just be careful who you call an animal. Go do a google search on the bloke.You will be busy for days…

      Tata

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  7. Whats janes problem??..robbos doing a damn good service to the public about this matter..may i say the only one just about on the net..and whats with all this hush hush,cover up protection of oliver..if he’s charged with any offence he deserves to be outed and exposed like every other “tamp” languishing in our clogged up prison system.

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  8. The suppression order is to help protect the victim, that should be everyone’s priority. Just remember there is an innocent victim to consider, for that reason we may never hear the whole story even if he is charged.

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  9. When I heard this rumour it almost brought a tear to my eye! If this story is true then it’s very very sad. I feel sorry for all concerned.

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    • Hi Mick, it is sad, at first you feel for Damien, a sporting legend in this country…But when you start to consider the impact on those involved (If the allegations are true) well Damien will be the last one I care about…Time will tell, thanks for stopping by and commenting…

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    • Hi Davo, I have been away for a week, and even though I would like to, well as a sign of cooperation with the suppression orders (although I am not a media outlet) I have not added to this for now, but believe me, I have a lot more to add, and I can envisage it will not be to apologise for anything I have written. So take that as you will and stay tuned brother… As I have always said, I will happily retract or apologise to anyone who I have been wrong about but I have not had to….

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  10. What I don’t understand is how he got caught on cctv doing what he was doing. Surely he’s smarter than that. Also I think you will find even if he is guilty it will get swept under the carpet like all big name people.

    Just a side note oliver’s kid – is it a boy or girl?

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  11. Not sure you should have allowed john pilmer blog… without him actually saying how he knows it was caught on cctv, then how could he believed and how do you escape being sued for allowing such posts is beyond me..

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  12. Surely they will just post on some other site wont they so how you control it ??….anyway who knows??

    Thanks for the update Robbo. Very interesting indeed. If he’s guilty he deserves everything he gets and much more!!.

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  13. I see the australian newspaper reported that he went to court on wednesday when you click on the article it comes up page not found !!!!.If he has broken the law or been charged it should be known but as its d oliver he is being protected .

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  14. Hi,

    Very disturbing hearing the rumours re Ollie!

    Cannot believe them…he obviously has not been charged with anything. Lets hope his missus isn’t making this stuff up to get back at Ollie…

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  15. Hi all
    Has it all gone quiet with the story that was flying around about Oliver?
    So does anyone know what’s happening with this story or has it been put to bed?

    Cheers

    Steve

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    • Hi Steve, no definitely not, this story has not been put to bed so to speak, just that may I say “Actions” are on hold (allegedly I hear money talks) but all the facts will be out…After all who would want negative publicity, It is Spring Carnival, Melbourne Cup time, everyone is happy. I cannot help but notice poor Damien is not getting the rides he once did, where has all that support gone this time of year?

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  16. Hi people,

    If the rumours that I’ve heard are fact, Oliver deserves everything he gets.

    I just hope this doesn’t become a celeb crime where offenders are given preferential treatment by police, media and the courts because of their “standing” in the community instead of having the full brunt of the law come down on them like John Citizen.

    Don’t want to sound holier than thou and thanks for your insightful comments Robbo…

    GL all

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  17. My dad said to me… “YOU WATCH HE WONT RIDE A WINNER IN THE CARNIVAL BECAUSE HE WONT WANT TO BE IN THE LIMELIGHT”.. and yep.. 0 winners….. owners who put him on there horse are stupid

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  18. Hi Gary, what sort of blokes told you that? Time will tell as will legally made available documents,I do not think we will be waiting much longer put it that way! cheers

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  19. Have it on good authority all the rumours are true. Everthings being supressed to protect the young victim. One of the children said something to someone at day care or kinder and it’s gone from there. My blood boils just thinking about this scum bag. 10 minutes alone is all I’d need with this creep.
    The fact the vrc has known about this and they still let him race is a damn disgrace and the people who let him ride their horses should be ashamed of themselves.
    I’ll see you in hell Oliver

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  20. hey rob. only spoke to a few punters on derby day at flemington.no one really in the know.if this all true ,i hope he gets what he deserves.ther are no excuses for this type of shit.none at all. give em hell robbo

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  21. If these rumours are true, how can he resume every day life as if nothing has happened..What hes not ashamed at what he has done, is makieing money his only concern. Instead hes doing everything he was doing befor this happened
    not very remorsfull is it..

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    • Usually someone like this might think they have done nothing wrong. To use the term loosely, some people have a very different definition of the term “Affection” if you know what I mean. Time WILL tell.

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  22. What about innocent until proven guilty ? I by no means condone what he MIGHT have done, but are we trialling by media ? exactly what we did to Lindy Chamberline in the 80’s. Lets leave it to the police and courts to decide, then if guilty the guys inside will take good care of him, but if he isn’t he’s life is probably ruined anyway.

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  23. My mail is that formal charges will not be laid until the movie The Cup has been released. As the Victorian Goverment has invested heavily in the film, yes it stinks that there is a delay in proceedings, but money talks.

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  24. Where is Damian’s wife??
    Does she not have something to answer to..
    If all rumours are true , what adults are protecting the little people…

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  25. all quiet on oliver charges ! while i dont blame pulic forums but it does seem that people made up some good stories here. while he has done wrong, its nothing like all the rumours that have said. I guess no one will say ooops !

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    • Ricky, welcome, but please do not be shy in coming forward? Do you have something to say here? What would one be saying sorry for? Have you heard of watering down the charges, so to speak???? making deals? Confidential ones at that? I will say this, if the jockey was lets say Danny Nikolic, this would of been front page every day for weeks, detailing every little issue that has been buried away. Some say the racing game is a closed shop? Now who in the world of journalism is prepared to lose there contact sources on a muddy sordid story on a loved jockey???? No of them, what a bloody shame!

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  26. i fully respect your position , and what your website/blog does for the public, but in this case , the sordid rumours arnt true. He has done wrong and will pay the price but its not for all those horrible stories. And besides do you think is wife would be such a public support for him if she believed it to be true. !!!. Thanks for the chance to blog tho , its appreciated.

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  27. Ricky I think damien’s wife would support him as long as the money kept rolling in and she was just living her whole life off his paycheck.

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  28. Robbo, it appears that Damien Oliver will not be giving witness to his mate in Qld who is being looked at in a family law matter, surrounded with child abuse allegations. Damien’s solicitor does not want him involved and has declined to submit an affidavit on his friend’s behalf. Birds of a feather flock together. I’m not judging though.

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    • This is getting beyond a joke. If all this was about lets say the racing games favourite punching bag Danny Nikolic, the story would be splashed everywhere The racing game itself is bringing the racing game into disrepute by the way they administer the selective manner of integrity…

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  29. hey robbo, just wondering if you have any updates on D.Oliver. Seems everything has gone very very quiet on this story. Is it just still under investigation or, shock horror, it seems the stories were far from the truth !!! was just wondering if you no what was up.

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  30. I like the comment ‘he is assisting police with their investigation’ …. my understanding is he didn’t assist … otherwise he would be looking at a custodial sentence.

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  31. G’day Robbo,

    Enjoy your work mate. I get the feeling this one has been swept under the carpet for good and Ollie is out of the woods. Or is there still life in this one yet?

    Cheers

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    • Hi Luke, Robbo et al,

      Seems like it has died a death and if that’s the case, someone should start rattling a few cages.
      Too often these days, it seems to me that high profile “personalities” receive preferential treatment when it comes to allegations concerning a breach of the law. Police don’t go to the trouble of preparing a brief of evidence without solid evidence so there has to have been some substance to the rumours and inuendo. If it was you or I involved, our feet wouldn’t touch the ground on the way to being charged and the flip side is, if the guy is innocent, shouldn’t that be on the public record to get rid of the taint? Just my 2c…

      Regards all,

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  32. What a Crock, This fool that started this page is obviously a wanna be Journalist, for obvious reasons he isn’t.
    Why even start up a page on this topic when you don’t even mention or talk about some of the alleged RUMORS almost 2 years after this all started.
    As I said your OBVIOUSLY not a journalist, so your free to say what you like.
    Either talk and express what you have so called heard, or simply STFU and don’t write anything at all. To me it sounds like you have heard SFA but your hoping others start talking.via your site.
    I suggest you continue reading your woman’s weekly and all those other magazines that are full of gossip. Grow up FFS…

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  33. Were charges laid or not ? If so,what are they and is the matter still current. The person in question is not showing a great deal of judgment of late in his riding.

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