Scott Cummings, Dane Swan podcast shut down over sexual assault jokes

2/07/2019 3:05:00 PM

Scott Cummings, Dane Swan podcast shut down over sexual assault jokes

Scott Cummings, Dane Swan podcast shut down over sexual assault jokes

Former AFL player Scott Cummings has been sacked by radio station 3AW over jokes he made about sex assault on his Humpday podcast with Dane Swan.

Cummings - who laughed while describing sex acts, including "sneaking up behind a girl who is on all fours throwing up" and sexually assaulting her - has apologised for the "disrespectful and wrong" comments and said he would step down from the podcast immediately to reflect and seek guidance from Domestic Violence Victoria.

Dane Swan and Scott Cummings' podcast has been shut down following their jokes about sexual assault.AdvertisementCummings apologised on Tuesday via Twitter, saying: "I would like to publicly acknowledge that the recent comments made on my podcast were disrespectful and wrong.

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Beyond belief! Grubs! I don’t have a PC bone in my body, this is laughing about sexual assault, and boofheads laughing with them. Just normalising and kind of saying it’s okay to do it and you can laugh about it in a podcast like it’s all great. I like these guys normally but FFS grow up Pleased that Cumming got the boot and hoping Swan is next. What a pair of losers.🤬🤮👎🏼Never thought I'd praise 3AW, but they did the right thing.

It seems like toxic masculinity poisoned their show

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Cummings - who laughed while describing sex acts, including "sneaking up behind a girl who is on all fours throwing up" and sexually assaulting her - has apologised for the "disrespectful and wrong" comments and said he would step down from the podcast immediately to reflect and seek guidance from Domestic Violence Victoria. Despite his apology, the radio station said it would terminate its relationship with him and he would not appear on 3AW Football again. According to Plots and Prayers , political commentator Niki Savva's new book about last year's leadership stoush, Mr Keenan told his West Australian colleagues, including Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Attorney-General Christian Porter and Mr Morrison's chief ally Ben Morton, that Mr Morrison was an "absolute arsehole". But his co-host Swan remains defiant, shrugging off all criticism and going so far as to say he will be back "funnier and worse than ever". Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 7. Dane Swan and Scott Cummings' podcast has been shut down following their jokes about sexual assault. Credit: AAP "Porter joined in, saying he did not think Morrison was a team player. Credit: Instagram Advertisement Cummings had been reading out definitions from the Urban Dictionary website, which describes modern or online slang, and referenced acts based on the names of Swan and their podcast producer Ralph Horowitz. Xi has 'affection' for Australia, says Morrison Asked what he discussed with China's leader Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders' summit, Mr Morrison said they talked about"the future of our relationship, ensuring that it remained positive".

The "dirty Ralph", Cummings said, involved trying to "sneak up behind a girl who is on all fours throwing up" and sexually assaulting her. Advertisement The book's publication will reignite tensions in the Liberal Party just as the new Parliament is due to sit for the first time since the May 18 election. However, Folau and his backers say the issue is a totemic one of free speech and religious freedoms and whether or not an employer can curtail religious expression. He went on to describe the act of masturbating into a woman's face as she slept, and was met with laughter from Swan and the producer. Cummings apologised on Tuesday via Twitter, saying: "I would like to publicly acknowledge that the recent comments made on my podcast were disrespectful and wrong. The book also reveals that Mr Morrison and his fellow Pentecostal and close friend and numbers man Stuart Robert, prayed that "righteousness would exalt the nation," in the minutes before Mr Morrison was made prime minister by the Liberal party room. "It was insensitive and irresponsible to make light of sexual abuse and I am deeply sorry for any offence or triggered responses caused by my actions. "I think it's important ultimately that employers have reasonable expectations of their employees and that they don't impinge on their areas of private practice, and private belief or private activity," he told the ABC's 7. I recognise the responsibility associated with being a person in media and the potential impact of my actions. Credit: AAP Mr Morrison had asked his receptionist to text his wife to ask that his family pray for him as he headed into a prayer session with Mr Robert, now the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme." PM confident crossbench will back tax plan The Coalition is pressuring Labor to support the entirety of its income tax plan , but the ALP is holding firm in its opposition to the third and final stage, which would significantly flatten the tax system in 2024 so that everyone earning between $45,000 and $200,000 per year would pay no more than 30 per cent in tax.

" Domestic Violence Victoria confirmed Cummings had contacted the organisation. Radio station 3AW acknowledged Cumming's apology, but said it was "disgusted" by the comments.. The PM has made comments on the saga surrounding Israel Folau and Rugby Australia. "Sexual assault is never a laughing matter. Jokes about sexual assault are never OK," the station said in a statement. righteousness would mean the right person had won," Mr Robert told Savva. "The fact that this podcast was published, remains online, and was defended by Mr Cummings on social media, shows incredibly poor judgment." The Coalition is torn over enshrining religious freedoms. That means the Government needs to win three from the remaining five: the two One Nation senators, the two Centre Alliance senators, and Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie.

"As such, we have decided to terminate our relationship with Mr Cummings." Plots and Prayers examines the behaviour of Mr Morrison and his numbers men as well as that of Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, whose defection from former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to Peter Dutton was critical in Mr Turnbull losing the leadership. He will not appear on 3AW Football again this year." Scott Cummings apologised for the comments on Tuesday. Scott Morrison did not try to stop him, Savva writes. The proposed Religious Discrimination Act was not a recommendation of the review into religious freedoms conducted by former attorney-general Philip Ruddock. Credit: Paul Rovere However, Swan, also a Brownlow medallist, defended the comments and slammed the critics, saying people needed to "get a grip". "Wow, just wow. "This is my leader and I'm ambitious for him," Scott Morrison said of Malcolm Turnbull two days before the leadership ballot in which he was made prime minister.

The carry on about a stupid podcast and the things people are trying to attach to it is one of the most absurd things I’ve heard. If ya didn’t like it ya didn’t have to f---ing listen to it. Loading But although the 35 votes Mr Dutton won on the Tuesday were high enough to fatally wound Mr Turnbull, they were drastically below what Mr Dutton had claimed to his fellow Queensland cabinet colleague Steven Ciobo just three nights prior when Mr Dutton bragged he had 50 per cent of the party room ready to install him as leader. It’s that simple. Lot of haters and sad sacks in this country it seems," he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Senator Cormann has always said he did not mastermind Peter Dutton's botched attempt for the leadership and did not agree to be interviewed for the book but is reported to have told friends in 2017 that his best friend in Parliament and walking buddy Peter Dutton would challenge in October 2018, by which point Mr Turnbull would have lost 40 straight Newspolls. "If we had of ever said anything wrong or offensive we would of apologised but the fact is we have never have and I’ll debate anyone anywhere arguing that point.

When written down words can look horrible I get that but f--- me. "Do I think that [Mathias Cormann] was plotting for months, and all of that? No, I don't. People need to get a grip." In one Twitter post, he tagged producer Mr Horowitz and suggested starting a new podcast, saying he would be back in a month. "I don't believe that he was either aware or involved up until that point. Dane Swan. Credit: Luis Ascui "Got some things I wanna get off my chest and this time I may seriously offend some people." Mr Turnbull's former deputy Julie Bishop also warned that Senator Cormann was the "most disloyal man in politics.

Bad luck to all those who thought they won." Mr Horowitz said they were laughing at "how moronic the entries in Urban Dictionary are".. Later, he said the decision to cut Cummings as a commentator from 3AW was an example of "gutless, cowardly hypocrisy in media". The Scotty and Swanny Twitter page had earlier confirmed the end of the Humpday podcast, saying "it was fun while it lasted". It comes after Humpday was accused of trolling Shameless Podcast duo Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, in comments that Cummings, Swan and Horowitz said were taken out of context.

Radio station 3AW is owned by Macquarie Media, part of Nine, the publisher of this website. .