‘This entire country was built off paedophilia’: Sister of Aussie basketball legend Ben Simmons claims she was preyed upon by a child sex trafficking ring
- Olivia Simmons, 29, claims she was the victim of a child sex-trafficking ring
- She said Australia is ‘built on paedophelia’ and ‘I remember everything’
- Ms Simmons previously falsely accused half-brother Sean Tribe of molesting her
- The court found there was insufficient evidence to suggest the claims were true
- Tribe was backed by his family when he strenuously denied the allegations
The sister of Aussie basketball star Ben Simmons claims she was the victim of a child sex-trafficking ring and suffers flashbacks from the abuse.
Olivia Simmons made headlines in April when she used Twitter to falsely accuse her half-brother Sean Tribe, 35, of molesting her – false claims which Mr Tribe strenuously denied.
A judge on Tuesday found that the 29-year-old single mum had defamed her sibling because she was unable to defend her allegations.
Now an undated TikTok video has emerged, where Ms Simmons claimed she was abused in a child sex ring.
There is no suggestion the latest claims in any way are about or involve Mr Tribe.
A judge on Tuesday found that the 29-year-old single mum (pictured) had defamed her sibling because she was unable to defend her allegations.
Olivia Simmons is pictured with her brothers, basketball star Ben Simmons (left) and Sean Tribe (centre)
‘I have come here today because the country of Australia is sex-trafficking children – and I am a victim of that sex-trafficking ring,’ she told her followers, according to The Australian.
‘I have recently started having flashbacks and nobody believed me. Everyone keeps hating me like I’m f**king crazy, and I know I’m not crazy.
‘I’m saying this openly. What they’re doing in this country is really f**king sick between the schools and the sporting complexes and all these events.
‘This entire country was built off paedophilia … and I remember everything.’
There is no suggestion her latest claims are in any way related to the false allegations about her half-brother.
Pictured: A family photo Olivia Simmons posted in 2020. Left to right, top to bottom: Ben and their father Dave, their mother Julie, Olivia, another family member, and Sean Tribe
Olivia accused her brother of molesting her in a series of explosive tweets in April. A judge on Tuesday found she had defamed him with the false allegations
Sean Tribe (pictured), 35, has strenuously denied abusing his half-sister Olivia Simmons
Pictured: Ben and Olivia Simmons, who had a close bond. He flew back to Australia when her child fell ill
While Ms Simmons previously acknowledged that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, she says she does not suffer from mental illness.
Tribe, who works as Simmons’ sports manager in the United States, was supported by his family in denying his half-sister’s accusations – publicly revealing Olivia suffers from mental health issues and stating that his family’s ‘heart breaks for her’.
He released a statement ‘from our lawyers on behalf of my family’ reiterating that Olivia’s allegations are ‘false’ and ‘deeply saddening’. He encouraged ‘victims of abuse’ to speak up but said ‘this is not what has happened here’.
Tribe took legal action against his half-sister in April after repeated attempts to resolve the situation out of court.
The family suspects she could be jealous of Tribe’s role as their famous basketballer brother’s sports manager.
Olivia and Ben have always maintained a close relationship. Pictured: Olivia and Ben when they were growing up
Simmons was linked to model Kendall Jenner after they were spotted in public on several occasions in 2019
Ben Simmons became the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2016 and plays for the Philadelphia 76ers with a $38million pay packet.
Legal papers filed with the Federal Court in April say the siblings had a normal relationship until March when she falsely accused Tribe of sexual assault to another family member.
Justice Lee said he offered her extensions to file a defence, but eventually banned her from claiming she was abused by Tribe before a hearing on September 14 when a ruling will be made on damaged.
In a statement on Tuesday, Mr Tribe said he was looking forward to putting the situation behind him.
Pictured: Olivia Simmons during a TikTok video where she claimed she was the victim of a child sex trafficking ring