Former Australian cricket captain Tim Paine has claimed he was sent lewd messages from the woman who has accused him of sexual harassment.

Paine had sent pictures of his genitals to Renee Ferguson, a former Cricket Tasmania employee, in 2017 during the Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

Cricket Tasmania mentioned that the woman had sent Paine a highly ‘explicit’ message during their conversation. Paine had revealed that he got more than 20 to 30 messages, and the woman had stayed away from revealing the full details while filing the incomplete and inaccurate documents in court.

The sporting body alleges Ferguson had not provided their full exchange in her court submissions.

“The texts to Mr. Paine contained highly sexualized and explicit sexual content,” Cricket Tasmania admitted as per daily mail. The two parties involved tried to settle the matter outside the court, but that did not work out. The next date of hearing is on May 10.

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