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McKenzie Robinson pleads guilty to releasing sex tape with Brisbane Broncos NRL star Kotoni Staggs

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Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

A teenager released a sex tape of herself with a star footballer after bombarding him with up to 40 messages in a matter of weeks when he refused to continue seeing her.  

McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday charged with distributing the illegal vision. 

She pleaded guilty to sharing footage of herself engaged in an intimate act with the star Brisbane Broncos centre between June 14 and August 5 without his consent.  

Ms Robinson received a $600 fine, despite the maximum penalty for the crime being a term of three years imprisonment.

The magistrate took into account an early guilty plea and Ms Robinson escaped conviction.  

The court heard that Ms Robinson first messaged Staggs on Instagram on June 15 to tell him he was ‘cute’. 

The conversation continued well into the afternoon, and by that evening Staggs agreed to go to Ms Robinson’s Newstead home.

Staggs spent several hours at the home and he agreed to be filmed engaging in consensual sex after Ms Robinson promised not to share the footage with anyone else.

The pair never physically met again after the first encounter, but Staggs told police Ms Robinson bombarded him with between 30 and 40 messages.

In one of the messages she sent him, she included a snippet from the video that was filmed on the night.  

Defence lawyer Jason Jacobson agreed that she messaged him over seven separate days to initiate conversation again and to invite him back to her home.

He told the court Ms Robinson had only arrived in Queensland 10 days prior to meeting Staggs after moving from New South Wales.

He said she came to Queensland to ‘escape a difficult situation in New South Wales’ which had resulted in a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. 

Pictured: Ms Robinson at court on Friday

Pictured: Ms Robinson at court on Friday

Pictured: Ms Robinson as she arrived at court

Pictured: Ms Robinson as she arrived at court

She arrived at court early on Friday morning wearing a bright floral mini dress and dark black sunglasses, flanked by her legal team

Despite the embarrassment for the up-and-coming Bronco, Staggs was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NRL's integrity unit after the video was released

Despite the embarrassment for the up-and-coming Bronco, Staggs was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NRL's integrity unit after the video was released

Despite the embarrassment for the up-and-coming Bronco, Staggs was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NRL’s integrity unit after the video was released

McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, appeared in Brisbane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday charged with distributing the illegal vision

McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, appeared in Brisbane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday charged with distributing the illegal vision

McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, appeared in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday charged with distributing the illegal vision

The court heard that Ms Robinson sent the vision to one person, who was not named but is at least double her own age, and that person then distributed the video further.

The person who received the footage was somebody that Ms Robinson had ‘trusted’, the magistrate heard. 

While handing down her sentence, the magistrate said she hoped the ordeal had been a lesson for the teenager.

‘This kind of behaviour on social media, that it is highly destructive,’ she said.

‘This recording is derogatory of more than just the victim. Do you understand what I’m saying?’ she asked. 

The magistrate also agreed there is no evidence that proved Ms Robinson knew Staggs was a high profile footballer when she first initiated a conversation with him. 

Mr Jacobson previously insisted Ms Robinson – who now uses the alias McKenziana Skye on social media – never meant for the video to circulate on social media 

‘It was not Ms Robinson that made this private video go public,’ he told reporters outside court at her last scheduled appearance.

‘That was never intended by her and she very much regrets that it did and she very much regrets the impact that it caused for Mr Staggs.

‘There is an explanation as to how this happened and that will be put to the court at a later date.’ 

Staggs recently opened up about the harrowing experience of learning the tape had been released, and said telling his tight-knit family about what had happened was his worst nightmare.

The 21-year-old said he was ‘shattered’ that his private life had been thrust into public domain.

‘I was embarrassed it came out. I didn’t want my family to see it, that was the one thing that I was worried about,’ he told The Courier Mail

‘They had my back through it all. I was surprised by how well they took it and that made me feel a bit better.’ 

Staggs' lawyer Dave Garratt previously said his client praised Queensland Police for their handling of the matter

Staggs' lawyer Dave Garratt previously said his client praised Queensland Police for their handling of the matter

Staggs’ lawyer Dave Garratt previously said his client praised Queensland Police for their handling of the matter

Her defence lawyer, Jason Jacobson, previously insisted the teenager never meant for the video to circulate on social media

Her defence lawyer, Jason Jacobson, previously insisted the teenager never meant for the video to circulate on social media

Her defence lawyer, Jason Jacobson, previously insisted the teenager never meant for the video to circulate on social media

Robinson (centre) pictured leaving court on September 3

Robinson (centre) pictured leaving court on September 3

Robinson (centre) pictured leaving court on September 3

Robinson (centre) pictured leaving court on September 3

Her defence lawyer, Jason Jacobson, previously insisted the teenager never meant for the video to circulate on social media

Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

Pictured: McKenzie Robinson

Despite the embarrassment for the up-and-coming Bronco, Staggs was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NRL’s integrity unit after the video was released. 

‘It wasn’t my fault but I was still involved… there’s always ups and downs. You learn from your mistakes,’ he said. 

Ms Robinson, who has been the target of extensive trolling since video circulated, allegedly messaged the star footballer on Instagram and instigated the relationship.

Shortly after they began speaking online, the duo met up and slept together, and Ms Robinson allegedly asked if she could film the sexual encounter.

She assured him she could be ‘trusted’, The Courier Mail previously reported.   

Staggs claimed Ms Robinson, who describes herself as a ‘holistic wellness coach,’ repeatedly called and messaged him following their rendezvous. 

She allegedly also asked the NRL star if he would have a threesome with her and a friend, according to the publication.

Fed up with the constant messages, Staggs reportedly asked the teen to stop contacting him just weeks before the video was released to the public.   

When she last appeared in court, a lawyer for Ms Robinson, who now uses the alias McKenziana Skye on social media, vowed to explain how the sex tape was leaked at a later court appearance

When she last appeared in court, a lawyer for Ms Robinson, who now uses the alias McKenziana Skye on social media, vowed to explain how the sex tape was leaked at a later court appearance

When she last appeared in court, a lawyer for Ms Robinson, who now uses the alias McKenziana Skye on social media, vowed to explain how the sex tape was leaked at a later court appearance

Staggs alleges Robinson, who describes herself as a 'holistic wellness coach,' repeatedly called and messaged him following their rendezvous

Staggs alleges Robinson, who describes herself as a 'holistic wellness coach,' repeatedly called and messaged him following their rendezvous

Staggs alleges Robinson, who describes herself as a ‘holistic wellness coach,’ repeatedly called and messaged him following their rendezvous

He made a complaint to police after the video surfaced, claiming it was released without his consent.

The 18-year-old has shared several scantily-clad photos of herself on social media, where she writes that she is ‘dedicated to empowerment and love’. 

‘I am a (sic) empath and have a huge high energy connection to the universe through crystals, meditation, aromatherapy and oracle readings,’ a post on her Instagram read.

Staggs’ lawyer Dave Garratt previously said his client praised Queensland Police for their handling of the matter.

‘Mr Staggs is extremely embarrassed and disappointed that his private life has been brought into the public domain,’ Mr Garratt said.

‘It has caused embarrassment to him, his family and the club and he is hoping to put this behind him now and leave it with the authorities.’

Fed up with the alleged constant messaging, Staggs reportedly asked the teen to stop contacting him just weeks before the video was released to the public

Fed up with the alleged constant messaging, Staggs reportedly asked the teen to stop contacting him just weeks before the video was released to the public

Fed up with the alleged constant messaging, Staggs reportedly asked the teen to stop contacting him just weeks before the video was released to the public

Staggs was recently ruled out of the upcoming State of Origin match when he injured himself in the final game of the regular season

Staggs was recently ruled out of the upcoming State of Origin match when he injured himself in the final game of the regular season

Staggs was recently ruled out of the upcoming State of Origin match when he injured himself in the final game of the regular season

Staggs was at the centre of another bizarre incident this year after a host of victims came forward to police complaining they had been ‘catfished’ by someone impersonating him on social media.

Police once again cleared Staggs of any wrongdoing.

It capped off a horror season for his NRL club who finished last for the first time in their history.

Broncos coach Anthony Seibold was sacked toward the end of the year after managing just three wins all season. 

Staggs stellar performances were one of the few highlights for the Broncos throughout the season, and was considered a shoe-in to make his State of Origin debut.  

But a devastating ACL injury in the Broncos’ last-round loss to North Queensland made him ineligible and see him in recovery for between six and nine months.

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Prince William shares the recipe for his homemade Bolognese sauce

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Prince William has shared the recipe for his homemade Bolognese sauce for a new charity cookbook.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, revealed his take on the classic Italian dish in A Taste Of Home, which includes 120 meals from the UK’s top chefs and celebrities to mark the 40th anniversary of homelessness charity The Passage, The Sun reported.

Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge, also 38, confessed that Bolognese sauce was one of William’s speciality dishes and that he tried to woo her with his cooking skills while they were at University of St Andrews in Scotland, together.

Speaking to Mary Berry on A Berry Royal Christmas, the mother-of-three said: ‘In university days he used to cook all sorts of meals. I think that’s when he was trying to impress me! Things like Bolognese sauce.’

Prince William (pictured in 2019 helping at homelessness charity The Passage) has shared the recipe for his homemade Bolognese sauce for a new charity cookbook

Prince William (pictured in 2019 helping at homelessness charity The Passage) has shared the recipe for his homemade Bolognese sauce for a new charity cookbook

Prince William (pictured in 2019 helping at homelessness charity The Passage) has shared the recipe for his homemade Bolognese sauce for a new charity cookbook 

Revealed: Prince William’s Spaghetti Bolognese

(Serves four)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, scrubbed and chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 350g best quality lean beef
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • 120ml milk
  • Pinch of nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 x 400g tin Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 250g spaghetti or bucatini
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method: 

To make the sauce, heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan and fry the onion over a medium heat until just softened, then add the carrot and celery and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring.

Use a fork to crumble the mince and add that to the pan, stirring to mix all together. Cook until the meat is no longer pink but do not let it brown. Pour in the wine and continue cooking until it has all evaporated. Then turn down the heat and stir in the milk and nutmeg, and cook over a medium heat until the milk has evaporated. Stir through the tomatoes and purée then season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer very, very gently, uncovered, for about three hours, stirring from time to time.

When your sauce is ready, bring a big pot of water to the boil and add a teaspoon of salt. Add the pasta to the water, stir well with a wooden spoon and cook as per the packet instructions. Drain well. Divide the pasta between four bowls and add the hot sauce to each serving. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve the parmesan in a small dish. 

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William, who is The Passage’s royal patron, admitted he wasn’t an ‘excellent chef’ but revealed his recipe because he believes ‘sharing makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home’.

He  said: ‘I am the first to admit that I am not an excellent chef. The last time I was allowed into the kitchens at The Passage I made a spaghetti ­bolognese.’

‘What struck me the most was how sharing makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home.’ 

The royal added: ‘Having a place to call home is ­precious… For those without a place to call home the ­pandemic has been even more frightening.’  

Last year, Kate revealed how William tried to woo her with his cooking skills while both studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, revealed his take on the classic Italian dish in A Taste Of Home (pictured), which includes 120 meals from the UK's top chefs and celebrities to mark the 40th anniversary of homelessness charity The Passage

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, revealed his take on the classic Italian dish in A Taste Of Home (pictured), which includes 120 meals from the UK's top chefs and celebrities to mark the 40th anniversary of homelessness charity The Passage

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, revealed his take on the classic Italian dish in A Taste Of Home (pictured), which includes 120 meals from the UK’s top chefs and celebrities to mark the 40th anniversary of homelessness charity The Passage

William (pictured), who is The Passage's royal patron, admitted he wasn't an 'excellent chef' but revealed his recipe because he believes 'sharing makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home'

William (pictured), who is The Passage's royal patron, admitted he wasn't an 'excellent chef' but revealed his recipe because he believes 'sharing makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home'

William (pictured), who is The Passage’s royal patron, admitted he wasn’t an ‘excellent chef’ but revealed his recipe because he believes ‘sharing makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home’

According to the duchess, her husband used to cook up ‘all sorts of meals’ in the kitchen in an attempt to win over her affections.

Speaking to Mary Berry on A Berry Royal Christmas, the mother-of-three confessed that Bolognese sauce was one of his speciality dishes.

‘In university days he used to cook all sorts of meals,’ she told the baking legend. ‘I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary! Things like Bolognese sauce, and things like that.’

Asked if he cooks for her now, Kate replied: ‘He sometimes does actually – he’s very good at breakfast.’

Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured right), confessed to Mary Berry (pictured centre) on A Berry Royal Christmas, that Bolognese sauce was one of William's speciality dishes

Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured right), confessed to Mary Berry (pictured centre) on A Berry Royal Christmas, that Bolognese sauce was one of William's speciality dishes

 Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured right), confessed to Mary Berry (pictured centre) on A Berry Royal Christmas, that Bolognese sauce was one of William’s speciality dishes

These days it’s Kate who does most of the cooking at home, with William having previously admitted in the programme: ‘I can do tea, Mary, but not cooking. Catherine is definitely the one who cooks, not me.’

Prince William isn’t the only royal to venture into the world of cookbooks, with Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle, 39, having previously helped a charity with a similar venture.

In her first solo project as a member of the royal family in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex helped launch Together: Our Community Cookbook to support families affected by the Grenfell Tower inferno. 

The book features 50 of Meghan’s favourite recipes created by women from Grenfell’s ‘Hubb Community Kitchen’ in west London, set up in the wake of the devastating blaze in June 2017.

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Australian Financial Review dubs Gina Rinehart country’s richest person in Rich List

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The title of Australia’s richest person for 2020 has been snapped up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart.

The Australian Financial Review released part of its 38th Rich List on Thursday, revealing Ms Rinehart is now valued at $28.89billion – up from $13.81billion in 2019.

Iron ore tycoon Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest scored the second position on the list, while businessman Anthony Pratt came in at third after topping the list for three years.  

The title of Australia's richest person for 2020 has been snapped up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart (pictured)

The title of Australia's richest person for 2020 has been snapped up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart (pictured)

The title of Australia’s richest person for 2020 has been snapped up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart (pictured)

The Australian Financial Review released its 38th Rich List on Thursday, indicating Ms Rinehart is valued at a whopping $28.89billion - up from $13.81 billion the year before

The Australian Financial Review released its 38th Rich List on Thursday, indicating Ms Rinehart is valued at a whopping $28.89billion - up from $13.81 billion the year before

The Australian Financial Review released its 38th Rich List on Thursday, indicating Ms Rinehart is valued at a whopping $28.89billion – up from $13.81 billion the year before 

AFR attributed Ms Rinehart’s wealth to the price of iron ore surging about $US120 per tonne, which hasn’t be since the early 2010s.

At the same time her Roy Hill mine in Pilbara plans to pay a maiden dividend of $475million five years after making first shipment out of WA.     

Her company Hancock Prospecting is based in Western Australia, which has had its borders closed off to the rest of Australia since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been leading the charge for the states’ job recovery, 

Earlier this year Hancock Prospecting released a post stating: ‘We support WA jobs for recovery.

‘West Australian is built on mining and agriculture. We are too.’

Dr Forrest, founder of Fortescue Metals Group, was ranked second on the list.

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (left_, founder of Fortescue Metals Group, was ranked second on the list

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (left_, founder of Fortescue Metals Group, was ranked second on the list

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest (left_, founder of Fortescue Metals Group, was ranked second on the list

Australia's richest man from 2017 to 2019 - Anthony Pratt (pictured) - fell to the third spot on the lis

Australia's richest man from 2017 to 2019 - Anthony Pratt (pictured) - fell to the third spot on the lis

Australia’s richest man from 2017 to 2019 – Anthony Pratt (pictured) – fell to the third spot on the lis

AUSTRALIA’S 2020 RICH LIST TOP TEN

1. Gina Rinehart – $28.89billion

2. Andrew Forrest – $23b 

3. Anthony Pratt – $19.75b

4. Hui Wing Mau – $18.06b 

5. Mike Cannon-Brookes – $16.93b 

6. Scott Farquhar – $16.69b

7. Harry Triguboff – $14.42b

8. Clive Palmer – $9.18b

9. Frank Lowy – $8.30b

10. Kerry Stokes – $6.26b 

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His value was estimated to be $23billion, up from $7.99billion in 2019, due to strong share prices.

Australia’s richest man from 2017 to 2019 – Anthony Pratt – fell to the third spot on the list.

However, his paper mill empire still grew 27 per cent in the last year, with his fortune rising from $15.57billion to $19.75billion. 

Property developer Hui Wing Mau was next on the list with $18.06billion.

The Hong Kong-based developer owes his 2020 fortune to the share price of Shimao Property Holdings, which created deals on the China mainland.

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are next on the list.

Their business has also had an increase in share prices and went on a hiring spree in 2020.

Another property developer – Harry Triguboff – has dropped from third to seventh.

He is followed by Clive Palmer, who doubled his wealth to land a spot on the coveted list for the first time ever.

The price of iron ore has helped his fortune surge.

Frank Lowy had a three per cent profit loss due to holdings in shopping malls being impacted by COVID-19 but he managed to keep a spot in the top ten. 

Media owner and business man Kerry Stokes, 80, rounded out the top ten.

Property developer Hui Wing Mau (pictured) was next on the list with a value of $18.06billion

Property developer Hui Wing Mau (pictured) was next on the list with a value of $18.06billion

Property developer Hui Wing Mau (pictured) was next on the list with a value of $18.06billion

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar (pictured) were fifth and sixth on the list

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar (pictured) were fifth and sixth on the list

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar (pictured) were fifth and sixth on the list

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Nice terror attack: Two beheaded, several wounded, attacker arrested, police source says

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At least three people have been killed – two of them beheaded – and several others stabbed in a terrorist knife attack at a cathedral in Nice.

The attack began around 9am just as Mass at the Notre Dame basilica – the largest Roman Catholic church in Nice – was getting underway.

Police quickly swarmed the area, where they shot and arrested the attack, who has been taken to hospital. A police source said it appears he was acting alone.  

The city’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, tweeted: ‘I am on site with the [police] who arrested the perpetrator of the attack. 

‘I confirm that everything suggests a terrorist attack in the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice.’

Scene of the attack

Scene of the attack

Scene of the attack

Scene of the attack

At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after what is believed to be a terrorist knife attack at the Notre Dame basilica in Nice

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The attack is just the latest to strike France, after an 18-year-old Pakistani stabbed a wounded two people outside the old offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The man has admitted to police that he was targeting the magazine for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Earlier this month a French history teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded in another attack north of Paris – also over cartoons of the Prophet.

Paty was stabbed by an 18-year-old Chechen after he showed the cartoons to his students during a lesson on free speech.

Parents of pupils at the school had led a campaign against him, before the attack took place. Seven have been arrested. 

It also comes amid mass protests in many Islamic countries against Emmanuel Macron, after the French President spoke up in defence of the cartoons. 

Tweeting in Arabic, he wrote: ‘Nothing makes us hold back, ever. We respect all differences in the spirit of peace. We never accept hate speech and defend rational debate. 

The attack is thought to have begun around 9am before police were called, and arrested the perpetrator. The area is now cordoned off

The attack is thought to have begun around 9am before police were called, and arrested the perpetrator. The area is now cordoned off

The attack is thought to have begun around 9am before police were called, and arrested the perpetrator. The area is now cordoned off

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‘We will always stand by human dignity and universal values.’ 

His remarks have prompted demonstrations in Gaza, Turkey, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and boycotts of French products in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and Palestinian territories.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led outrage at Macron, suggesting that he is mentally ill and needs to have his health evaluated.

More to follow… 

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