Feminine sufferer in intercourse tapes scandal set to take civil motion in opposition to Penrith Panthers playmaker Tyrone Could
One of the women at the center of the Tyrone May Sex Tapes scandal has hired a prominent law firm to take civil action against the Penrith playmaker.
May barely avoided jail after pleading guilty on four counts of deliberately taking an intimate picture without consent. The matter appeared to be closed in Parramatta District Court in January 2020 when Magistrate Robyn Denes May was sentenced to 300 hours of community service for an offense she described as “reprehensible” and “close to imprisonment.”
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However, The Sun-Herald can show that one of the female victims is willing to initiate civil proceedings against May in the form of defamation or a breach of the privacy lawsuit. The matter is in the hands of a reputable lawyer for final consideration. A declaration of entitlement is being prepared and is expected to be officially submitted shortly. The woman will apply for a six-figure compensation payment.
May was one of the first players to be suspended under the NRL’s involuntary shutdown policy after being indicted by police in March 2019. The Panthers later admitted that the aftermath of the Sex Tapes scandal played a major role in their poor performance that season, when they missed the top eight.
After fining a quarter of his 2019 salary and completing a year-long suspension from the NRL, May returned to the field on the eighth round last year and was part of Penrith’s famous run to the grand finale.
However, the impact of the incident continues.
Montanna Geyer, daughter of league legend Mark Geyer, received $ 125,000 in damages after she was mistakenly identified as the woman in May’s sex tape on a Facebook meme page. NSW District Court judge Judith Gibson described Geyer in her case against Fouad Ghosn as a “vulnerable girl who was knocked down by these events”.
During the May 2020 conviction, Magistrate Denes accused the Penrith utility of not pleading guilty at the start of the trial and questioning whether the footballer had shown an adequate level of remorse.
May’s attorney Richard Pontello, SC, pointed out a text message his client had sent to one of the victims when the video was released.