The Herald reports:
Now, on the same programme, he has this week commented on historic sex allegations against former All Black Robin Brooke, made by two unnamed women, one of whom subsequently laid a complaint with police.
“There’s a bloke called Hugh Grant. He got into a bit of trouble like this and I think if the cheque bounces sometimes, they only realise that they’ve been raped, you know, sometimes,” he said.
Haden said there were two sides to every story.
“It’s an equal society now, some of these girls are targeting rugby players and targeting sportsmen and they do so at their peril today, I think.”
Rape support groups have hit out at the remarks.
Minister responsible for the Rugby World Cup Murray McCully said he was only made aware about the comments last night and was now considering the issue.
The problem with Haden isn’t so much the issues he talks about, but the way he talks about them.
My 2c advice for Murray McCully is to consider whether he really thinks it is possible Andy Haden can go another 13 months without one or more utterances like this.
Do you want to sack him after the third, fourth, or fifth occurrence – or get it over and done with now?Tags: Andy Haden, Murray McCully, Rugby World Cup