Tui Kamikamica has been dismissed by Melbourne Storm after being charged by Queensland Police with an alleged incident involving a woman outside a hotel in Brisbane.
The storm was brought to the attention of prosecutors Thursday afternoon before they immediately notified the NRL Integrity Unit.
“Due to the seriousness of the allegations, the club decided to reject Kamikamica pending his plea in response to the allegations, the investigation of the NRL’s integrity unit and the club ended a formal, personal interview with Kamikamica, who remains out. This will take place in next week, “Storm said in a club statement.
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“Storm is convinced that there is no place in the game or society for violence against women at any time and under any circumstances.
“The club will not comment further until it has been informed of Kamikamica’s request and further inquiries have been made.”
According to a statement from Queensland Police, the woman involved was not known to the 27-year-old.
“Police have charged a 27-year-old Sunnybank Hills man with assault that caused bodily harm following an incident in Fortitude Valley on November 13,” a statement from Queensland Police read.
“Police will allege that the man assaulted a 30-year-old woman, who was not known to him, outside an Ann Street business.
“On November 25, following an investigation, he was issued with a notice to appear before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 10, 2022.”
Kamikamica has played 55 NRL appearances for Storm since his 2017 debut, while also representing Fiji on 12 occasions.
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