Just as the Australian rugby fraternity is recovering from the Matthew Johns group sex scandal, another one has come to shock the daylights out of them. A woman from Melbourne has revealed that she has had intimate physical relations with 200 AFL players in the past 12 years.
The Daily Telegraph quoted the woman, who is said to be in her 30s, as saying that she would like to be identified publicly as "Amy" and did not care what people might call her, much less think about her.
She said she had no regrets and was far from ashamed by what many would consider degrading behaviour.
She confirmed that she had received late-night phone calls from AFL players asking for sex and drunken group sex with up to 12 players at a time.
In two lengthy face-to-face interviews with Melbourne's Sunday Herald-Sun, she spoke widely of her encounters with AFL players and the group-sex culture within footy.
She also strongly defended the players she has been involved with.
She said she still received regular text messages from players asking for sex.
It has been confirmed a number of AFL club presidents were aware of her sexual involvement with footballers.
Outraged at the treatment of former NRL star and TV personality Matthew Johns, Amy said judgmental attitudes about sex had to end and what happened in people's private lives was their own business.
But a leading academic questioned the culture of group sex among AFL players.
University of Melbourne gender expert Lauren Rose-Warne said it was difficult for a woman to provide consent in group-sex situations.
Amy criticised a New Zealand woman who spoke to the ABC's Four Corners program this month about a group-sex incident with Johns and Cronulla Sharks players seven years ago.
"I want to come out and defend the guys. I find it appalling this woman would speak out and exploit other people," said Amy, who provided a statutory declaration, witnessed by a policeman, to support her story.
Amy said she enjoyed group sex because she liked being the centre of attention and knew there were no strings attached.