Statement from Ben Te'o

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  • May 22 2013 1:08PM

 

I wish to make the following statement in relation to rumours circulating about an incident which occurred approximately one month ago in Brisbane.
I am making this statement on the understanding that a television network intends to broadcast a story this evening which does not give a true account of the incident.
I have not provided a statement to this network in response to the story.
I understand that the news story contains a claim by a female that I was involved in an altercation with her at a house in Brisbane.
I have not been informed of the exact nature of the news story, however I am able to refute entirely any suggestion that I acted improperly.
On the night in question, I found myself in unfortunate circumstances that were not caused by me and I acted appropriately to deal with a difficult situation.
I called the police to report the incident and have the female removed from the house.
I have not pressed charges against the female and to the best of my knowledge no charges have been laid against me.
I don’t wish to go into any further detail about this matter because I regard the incident as unfortunate and something I wish to leave behind me.
I have offered my co-operation to the Police, the NRL integrity unit, my Club and other authorities to ensure that this matter is dealt with in the appropriate way.
To this point I have not had any contact from the Police since their attendance at the house, and neither my management nor my Club have had any contact from the Police or the female at the centre of this news story.
Accordingly I have no further comment to make at this stage.

I wish to make the following statement in relation to rumours circulating about an incident which occurred approximately one month ago in Brisbane.

I am making this statement on the understanding that a television network intends to broadcast a story this evening which does not give a true account of the incident.

I have not provided a statement to this network in response to the story.

I understand that the news story contains a claim by a female that I was involved in an altercation with her at a house in Brisbane.

I have not been informed of the exact nature of the news story, however I am able to refute entirely any suggestion that I acted improperly.

On the night in question, I found myself in unfortunate circumstances that were not caused by me and I acted appropriately to deal with a difficult situation.

I called the police to report the incident and have the female removed from the house.

I have not pressed charges against the female and to the best of my knowledge no charges have been laid against me.

I don’t wish to go into any further detail about this matter because I regard the incident as unfortunate and something I wish to leave behind me.

I have offered my co-operation to the Police, the NRL integrity unit, my Club and other authorities to ensure that this matter is dealt with in the appropriate way.

To this point I have not had any contact from the Police since their attendance at the house, and neither my management nor my Club have had any contact from the Police or the female at the centre of this news story.

Accordingly I have no further comment to make at this stage.

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