A former AFL player features in a video leaked online.
A former AFL player features in a video leaked online.

Sex tape footy star identified

COLLINGWOOD legend Dane Swan has been publicly identified as the footy star at the centre of a leaked sex tape.

A video featuring the naked Brownlow medallist with a woman is the subject of a Victoria Police investigation.

The Herald Sun reports Swan has lodged a complaint with police.

The footage, which has been shopped to various media outlets including news.com.au and is being circulated online, shows Swan kissing a woman in bed.

"Prahran police are investigating after a video was distributed electronically and online," Victoria Police said in a statement provided to the Herald Sun.

"The video was posted without consent. As the investigation is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further."

Channel 7 commentator Basil Zempilas named Swan on Perth 6PR earlier on Thursday.

"I think he knew it was being taken," Zempilas said.

Magpies great Dane Swan will appear on The Footy Show on Thursday night.Source:News Corp Australia
Magpies great Dane Swan will appear on The Footy Show on Thursday night.Source:News Corp Australia

 

"We're talking about a former AFL superstar leaked or perhaps distributed by them a sex tape that's going viral.

"There's a man and a woman… he certainly is naked. Her you saw less of because of the angle she was on, it looks like she was filming it. It is everywhere."

Swan, 34, was famously forced to retire in 2016 after suffering a gruesome ankle and foot injury early in the season.

He has become a high-profile media commentator across the footy media landscape in Melbourne and is scheduled to appear on Channel 9's The Footy Show on Thursday night.

The retired midfielder two weeks ago made his comeback to the game playing with Westmeadows Tigers in Melbourne after being granted special clearance by the AFL to return to playing the game without endangering his reported $400,000 payout for his career-ending injury.

It comes after Richmond player Nathan Broad was suspended for the opening three games of this season after he circulated images of a topless woman wearing a premiership medal last year.

Broad, 24, was visibly shaken as he offered an unqualified apology for sending out the image - without the victim's consent - that ended up spreading like wildfire on social media.

"I sent a very private picture without this young woman's consent. I am ashamed and embarrassed. I made a very bad drunken decision," Broad said.

Entertainment reporter Peter Ford discussed the video on Perth radio.

"People are entitled to do this, this is not a moral judgment, but it's just to remind you that if you are, particularly, in any way famous, that if you do agree to be filmed in these situations, there's a chance sometime, somehow it'll get out," Ford told 6PR.

"If there's one 15-second clip around, there's probably others out there waiting to be put out."


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