‘This whole country is built on pedophilia’: sister of Australian basketball legend Ben Simmons claims she was attacked by child sex trafficking ring
- Olivia Simmons, 29, claims she was the victim of a child sex trafficking ring
- She said Australia was ‘built on pedophilia’ and ‘I remember everything’
- Mrs Simmons previously accused half-brother Sean Tribe of assaulting her
- The court found there was insufficient evidence to suggest the allegations were true
- Stam was supported by his family when he strenuously denied the allegations
Australian basketball star Ben Simmons’ sister claims she was the victim of a child sex smuggling gang and is experiencing flashbacks of the abuse.
Olivia Simmons made headlines in April when she used Twitter to falsely accuse her half-brother Sean Tribe, 35, of harassing her — false claims that Mr Tribe vehemently denied.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the 29-year-old single mother had defamed her sibling for failing to defend her allegations.
Now an undated TikTok video has surfaced, in which Ms Simmons claimed she was abused in a child sex ring.
There is no suggestion that the latter allegations are in any way about Mr Tribe or involved.
Pictured: Olivia Simmons during a TikTok video claiming she was the victim of a child sex trafficking ring
Olivia Simmons is pictured with her brothers, basketball star Ben Simmons (left) and Sean Tribe (center)
“I came here today because the country of Australia is smuggling children – and I am a victim of that sex trafficking gang,” she told her followers. the Australian.
“I recently had flashbacks and no one believed me. Everyone keeps hating me like I’m crazy, and I know I’m not crazy.
“I say this openly. What they’re doing in this country is really shit between the schools and the sports complexes and all these events.
“This whole country is built on pedophilia… and I remember everything.”
There is no suggestion that her latest claims are in any way related to the false accusations about her half-brother.
Pictured: A family photo Olivia Simmons posted in 2020. From left to right, top to bottom: Ben and their father Dave, their mother Julie, Olivia, another family member and Sean Tribe
Olivia accused her brother of harassing her in a series of explosive tweets in April. A judge found out on Tuesday that she had slandered him with the false charges
Sean Tribe (pictured), 35, has firmly denied abusing his half-sister Olivia Simmons
Pictured: Ben and Olivia Simmons, who were close. He flew back to Australia when her child got sick
While Ms. Simmons previously admitted she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, she says she does not suffer from any mental illness.
Tribe, who works as a sports manager for Simmons in the United States, was supported by his family in denying his half-sister’s allegations.
He released a statement “from our lawyers on behalf of my family” reiterating that Olivia’s allegations are “false” and “deeply saddening.” He encouraged ‘victims of abuse’ to speak out, but said ‘this did not happen here’.
Tribe took legal action against his half-sister in April after repeated attempts to resolve the situation out of court.
The family suspects that they might be jealous of Tribe’s role as sports manager for their famous basketball player brother.
Olivia and Ben have always had a close relationship. In the picture: Olivia and Ben growing up
Simmons was linked to model Kendall Jenner after they were spotted in public several times in 2019
Ben Simmons became the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2016, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on a $38 million salary package.
Legal documents filed with Federal Court in April say the siblings had a normal relationship until March, when she falsely accused Tribe of assaulting another family member.
Judge Lee said he offered her extensions to file a defence, but ultimately banned her from alleging abuse by Tribe ahead of a Sept. 14 hearing, when a verdict will be handed down on damages.
In a statement on Tuesday, Mr Tribe said he looks forward to putting the situation behind him.