Parramatta Eels player Semi Radradra was detained immediately by police when he arrived back in Australia on a flight from Fiji last night. They took him to Mascot police station for questioning and he was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm domestic violence and two counts of common assault domestic violence.
The allegations were from Radradra's ex-partner, Perina Ting, and she claimed that she was the victim of three attacks, including one when she was nine months pregnant.
When asked for comment on the allegations, The Daily Telegraph reports that Ting said “I am coping. It has been very stressful … my mother flew into the country yesterday.’’
She also said: “No one is above the laws of this country”.
At this stage, Radradra will still go to training and play in the club's next game tomorrow night. The Parramatta Eels released a statement earlier today surrounding the decision for him to continue playing.
“This is a serious matter and the club is treating it as such,” Parramatta Eels director Geoff Gerard said.
“In accordance with our club’s values, Semi will be afforded the presumption of innocence, and we will continue to provide him and his family with all the support and welfare services we have available.”
“The club will work closely with the relevant authorities and be open with the NRL Integrity Unit throughout this process.”
Radradra is set to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 5 July 2016.