Tarryn Thomas’ glamorous girlfriend backs the troubled AFL star to the hilt after explosive allegations from a string of women: ‘I am NOT in an abusive relationship’
- Thomas is taking time away from the club after accusations
- Girlfriend Tatiana Coppedge has defended him on Instagram
- Said she’d never put her kids at risk with someone dangerous
The girlfriend of AFL star Tarryn Thomas has insisted she’s ‘not in an abusive relationship’ after the North Melbourne player was hit with bombshell allegations that he abused and threatened several women.
The 22-year-old is taking time away from the club after it ceased to back him when a new accusation came to light on Wednesday, following the AFL Integrity Unit heard allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Now his partner Tatiana Coppedge has backed him to the hilt in Instagram posts that saw the mother-of-two stick up for her boyfriend and slam people for sending her abusive messages.
‘Just going to put this out there because I’m sick of being questioned,’ she wrote on Instagram accompanied by four photos of her with the Kangaroos star.
Thomas’s girlfriend Tatiana Coppedge (pictured) has defended the under-fire star on Instagram, insisting she’s not in an abusive relationship
The mother-of-two said she would never allow her children to ‘be around anyone who isn’t loving or gentle with them’ as she stood by her partner
‘I’m not going to speak on anything else BUT I will say NO I am not an an abusive relationship.
‘Also as a mother I would NEVER put my children in danger or be around anyone who isn’t loving or gentle with them.
‘So as much as everyone is “concerned” with what’s on the news and in the media right now, As a family we are happy.
‘Now stop with the messages.’
In a later post Coppedge lashed out at trolls using ‘fake accounts’ to send her ‘extremely rude and nasty messages’ and wrote, ‘If you don’t have the balls to say it on your real accounts don’t message me.’
North Melbourne at first backed the star when some of the allegations came to light after he was charged with threatening to distribute an intimate image in a separate incident.
Coppedge asked people to leave her alone in her first post – and used a second post to slam trolls who have used fake accounts to send her ‘extremely rude and nasty messages’
Kangaroos president Sonja Hood penned an open letter on Wednesday to address the ‘serious and confronting allegations’ and vowed to stand by him.
But that night the club backtracked after a new allegation came to light.
‘Tarryn Thomas will take time away from the club after the AFL’s Integrity Unit informed North Melbourne of a new allegation of inappropriate behaviour on Wednesday afternoon,’ the team’s statement read.
It continued: ‘In the meantime, Thomas will be expected to meet his obligations around his respectful behaviour training and education program.’
The woman who made the latest accusation said he ‘turned really evil very quickly’.
‘He said he wanted to beat me, he became abusive and manipulative. It was a Jekyll and Hyde situation.’
North Melbourne said the club would stand by Thomas (pictured at training) on Wednesday, but backtracked that night when a new allegation came to light
According to the Herald Sun, the AFL Integrity Unit heard allegations – prior to the latest one – which included:
* Telling a woman he wanted to beat her, as well as calling her names such as ‘s***’
* Throwing a lamp at a woman in a hotel room
* Sending threatening text messages, including ‘your time is coming’ while warning he was ‘going to bash’ a woman’s friend
* A verbal and physical altercation at a nightclub in Prahran.
In a barrage of text messages, Thomas allegedly tells a woman: ‘You’re a f****** joke … keep talking s*** … s*** going to come around soon … your turn will come … s*** is going to go down … I’m not a n***** to be f****ed with.’
Coppedge’s message of support came after one woman reportedly accused Thomas of throwing a lamp at her in a hotel room, with another woman accusing him of ‘turning really evil really quickly’
Another woman reportedly told friends: ‘I’m too scared… I know he’s gonna kill me’.
A different woman revealed how the footballer sent intimate pictures he had taken of her to others.
Hood also gave an insight into the past and present programs put in place by the club since Thomas’ past indiscretions came to light.
‘The club was aware of formal allegations made against Tarryn during 2022 that were investigated by the AFL’s Integrity Unit. Tarryn and the club co-operated fully with those investigations,’ she wrote.
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