Disgraced Australian rules id Barry Cable has been far removed from the game’s Hall of Fame after someone revealed he sexually assaulted a Perth lady.
In addition, the AFL has stripped Cable of his status as an Australian football legend.
In the District Court of Western Australia, the well-matched civil rights president revealed that Cable had repeatedly sexually assaulted the Perth lady to get her to participate in the profession.
Judge Mark Herron said there was also overwhelming evidence that Cable had violated various young people.
Richard Goyder, the AFL’s chairman of honors, said on Tuesday that Cable could immediately be away from the game’s Hall of Fame and will not be classed as one of the many official legends of recreation.
Disgraced Australian rules Barry Cable has been far from the game’s Hall of Fame after someone revealed he sexually assaulted a Perth lady who was in his profession.
AFL committee chairman Richard Goyder announced that Cable (pictured with wife Helen) would not be considered one of the many official legends of the game.
“Judge Herron’s finding was incredibly serious and disturbing,” Goyder said in a press release.
“The thoughts of the AFL Commission are entirely with the victim who bravely told her story and the other women who bravely came forward to tell their stories during the trial.
“After the court verdict, the task of the commission and the game was to immediately investigate the facts of this case.
“And because of the horrific nature of these events, Barry Cable was no longer eligible for the Football Hall of Fame honor.”
The AFL levy recently came out with guidelines that allow a person to be expelled for conduct that has brought the sport into disrepute.
“As a result, the committee today unanimously decided to remove Barry Cabe from the Australian Football Hall of Fame with immediate effect,” Goyder said.
After the ruling was successful, the WA Institute of Sport revoked Cable’s Hall of Champions and the WA Football Commission removed his WA Football Hall of Fame, Legend status and lifetime membership.
Cable won two VFL premierships in 1975 and 1977 while North Melbourne was coached by Ron Barassi.
A premiership player from North Melbourne (VFL), Perth and East Perth (each WAFL), Cable was inducted into the Australian Rules Hall of Fame in 1996 and upgraded to an official legend in 2012.
During the civil trial, Cable’s victim was awarded $818,700 after Judge Heron found that Cable abused her for 5 years starting in 1968, starting when she was 12 years old.
Judge Heron found that Cable groomed his victim, who was nursing her baby at all times, with sexualized dialogue and unwanted touching earlier than it escalated into almost weekly assaults.
He attacked the lady in a public swimming pool, in the dressing rooms of the Perth Football Club and at his residence while her teenage sister slept nearby.
Judge Herron found that on several occasions Cable threatened to sexually assault the teenage sister if his victim did not comply with his demands.
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