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Warne admits phone sex

Shane Warne admitted today he "talked dirty" in phone calls to a British woman but said she did the same and denied it was sexual harassment.
PTI | By AFP, Sydeny
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2004 07:49 PM IST

Shane Warne admitted today he "talked dirty" in phone calls to a British woman but said she did the same and denied it was sexual harassment.

"She was talking dirty on the phone to me and I reciprocated," he told channel nine television.

"It has all been pretty much one-sided saying that I was leaving dirty messages and all those types of things and I think most disappointing thing is that she was reciprocating and laughing with her friends about it but now she’s decided to go public with it and try to crucify me."

Warne has been tight-lipped since a London newspaper last Saturday accused him of harassing a 22-year-old nurse with "disgusting" phone messages. Donna Wright, 22, told the daily mirror that Warne harrassed her with a series of unwanted and messages to her mobile telephone.

She said Warne called her when she spurned his advances in a Leicester Nightclub.

Warne said he would never harrass anyone and his wife was standing by him. "As an international sportsman who gets pestered a fair bit I would never ever harrass somebody."

"My wife Simone was obviously disappointed with what I did and having some dirty talk on the phone but the bottom line is that we’re like any married couple. We have our ups and downs. She has stood by me. She knows what happened, I know what happened."

The leg-spinner, who became Australia’s greatest test wicket-taker in March, is playing County cricket for Hampshire.

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