AFL star Jonathon Patton is stood down over lewd photos allegations

AFL star Jonathon Patton is STOOD DOWN by his club over allegations he sent lewd photos to at least three women – who were all FRIENDS and shared their horror stories in a group chat

  • At least three women have accused Jonathon Patton of sending lewd photos
  • The Hawthorn ruckman is being investigated by his club’s Integrity Committee
  • Thw 27-year-old didn’t appear at the Hawks’ training session on Monday morning
  • He has been stood down from the Hawks until the investigation is completed
  • Patton has since closed his social media accounts following the alleged scandal

AFL star Jonathon Patton has been stood down over allegations he sent unsolicited inappropriate photos to at least three young women.

The Hawthorn Hawks ruckman has been suspended until the club’s investigation into the bombshell allegations is finished.

‘The club’s Integrity Committee met this afternoon and will continue to ascertain all relevant information,’ Hawthorn said in a statement on Monday night.

‘The club will provide a further update at the completion of the investigation and asks that the privacy of all parties involved be respected at this time.’

Patton didn’t appear at the Hawks’ training session on Monday morning.

AFL star Jonathon Patton has been stood down over allegations he sent unsolicited inappropriate photos to at least three young women

The Hawthorn Hawks ruckman has been suspended until the club's investigation into the bombshell allegations is finished

The Hawthorn Hawks ruckman has been suspended until the club’s investigation into the bombshell allegations is finished

The 27-year-old contacted several women in early 2020 who, unknown to him, all knew each other, The Herald Sun reports.

The women then spoke about their alleged experiences with Patton in a group message.

Over the weekend an unnamed woman accused him of sending her ‘intimate’ pictures through social media.

A day after the allegations were made, Jacqueline Kearton, from Melbourne spoke publicly on her own alleged encounter with Patton.

She claimed he sent her unsolicited lewd photos and videos via Instagram in September 2019.

Ms Keaton didn’t contact police at the time, but wants him to be held accountable.

Melbourne woman Jacqueline Kearton claimed Patton sent her unsolicited lewd photos and videos via Instagram in September 2019

Ellen Coonan also claims she also received unwanted messages from Patton

Ellen Coonan also claims she also received unwanted messages from Patton

‘He just needs to be made an example of so that young guys that are coming up and looking up towards these older players think ‘I better not do that sort of stuff,’ she told 7News.

‘Unfortunately it’s not something that’s uncommon, but it makes you feel uncomfortable.’

Ellen Coonan also claims she also received unwanted messages from Patton.

‘Basically from the get-go he was talking to me in such a sexual nature that I never reciprocated,’ she told Nine News.

‘He would send me photos of him in bed, like exposed. I would make it really clear that I didn’t want that from him.’

He has since closed his social media accounts following the alleged scandal.

‘Hawthorn Football Club is aware of allegations made on social media regarding the behaviour of Jonathon Patton,’ the club said in a statement.

‘The allegations are of behaviour that does not reflect the values and standards of Hawthorn Football Club.

‘As soon as it became aware the club addressed the matter with Patton directly and clearly communicated that any behaviour of this nature would not be tolerated.

Patton's first accuser said the pictures were 'intimate' and distributed on social media

Patton’s first accuser said the pictures were ‘intimate’ and distributed on social media

Depending on what is uncovered in the internal investigation, Hawthorn's Integrity Committee can issue fines or match bans to players

Depending on what is uncovered in the internal investigation, Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee can issue fines or match bans to players

‘The club takes these allegations seriously and has referred the matter to Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee.

‘Hawthorn promotes and advocates for equality and respect for everyone and demands this same behaviour from all involved with the club.’

Depending on what is uncovered in the internal investigation, Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee can issue fines or match bans to players.

Patton, the AFL’s number one draft pick in 2011, joined the Hawks this season after playing for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2019.

Injuries saw him play just six games this year.

Patton, the AFL's number one draft pick in 2011, joined the Hawks this season after playing for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2019

Patton, the AFL’s number one draft pick in 2011, joined the Hawks this season after playing for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2019

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