Updated January 20, The St Kilda nude photograph scandal has taken another turn, with skipper Nick Riewoldt involved in a scuffle after being taunted by two men brandishing the picture on a mobile phone. St Kilda has confirmed Riewoldt was confronted in an incident outside a South Melbourne takeaway restaurant on Wednesday night.
Riewoldt spoke to the media this morning to "clear the air" after two explicit photographs were published on Facebook. One was of a naked Riewoldt and semi-naked teammate Zac Dawson, while the second image was of teammate Nick Dal Santo. Riewoldt said the photo of him was taken by Gilbert on a trip to Miami a year ago and he had asked his teammate to delete it immediately.
In an affidavit filed with the Federal Court, Riewoldt's manager, Ricky Nixon, alleges the teenager admitted she stole the photos from a laptop belonging to a Saints player, Sam Gilbert. Gilbert, in a separate affidavit, said he took the photographs ''for private use'' during last year's end-of-season trip to Miami. But the year-old last night denied that she tried to extort money for the pictures and insisted that she took them herself.
The St Kilda captain today expressed his shock and disappointment over the image, which he says was taken by teammate Sam Gilbert on a trip to Miami 12 months ago. The image was posted on Facebook by a teenage girl who claims she was "treated with disrespect by the AFL and St Kilda". The photograph shows Riewoldt posing naked next to teammate Zac Dawson who is wearing jeans and is holding out what appears to be a condom packet. Riewoldt, who addressed the media at 9.
St Kilda footballer Sam Gilbert has issued a public apology to his teammates and club following the publication on Facebook of explicit photographs reportedly taken from his computer. Nick Riewoldt went on the offensive at the club's Moorabbin headquarters. Credit: Sebastian Costanzo.
This is how the teenage girl at the centre of the St Kilda nude photograph scandal has described herself on her Twitter profile, alongside a photograph of her posing seductively in a black bikini on a beach. Since the Melbourne teen posted the explicit photographs of naked footballers on her Facebook page yesterday, she has found herself in the centre of a media storm, and is now facing allegations from the players involved and the public in general that she is a liar. The teenager claims she personally snapped the photographs of Saints captain Nick Riewoldt and another of midfielder Nick Dal Santo in a more graphic pose.
St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt says he is shocked and hurt that a photo of him naked taken by a teammate in Miami has appeared on Facebook. Riewoldt appeared at a press conference this morning to defend himself, condemn the publication of the pictures and maintain that he had no dealings with the teenager who posted the picture on the internet, saying he found her action incomprehensible and distressing. He said the picture was taken by teammate Sam Gilbert as Riewoldt got out of bed while on holidays 12 months ago.
The former St Kilda Saints captain made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday night, posting an adorable snap of his family doting over the tiny newborn in hospital. He wrote in an accompanying caption: '3 becomes 4 James is pumped to be sharing mom and dad with William Frederick Riewoldt. Mom is a champ. The couple's first son James was clearly thrilled, giving his younger brother, who was wrapped up tight in a baby blanket, a tight cuddle.
The Saints spent hours yesterday locked in talks with club lawyers and police about the posting of two explicit photos. One featured a nude Riewoldt standing with clothed teammate Zac Dawson, while the other explicit photo has teammate Nick Dal Santo lying on a bed. Nick Riewoldt
Nick Riewoldt rightpictured with St Kilda coach Ross Lyon, addresses the media over the publication of a naked photo on Facebook. Nick Dal Santo was the second Saints player pictured in a naked photograph published on Facebook yesterday. Nick Riewoldt went on the offence at the club's Moorabbin headquarters.