Titans porn star drama takes new twist
Titans' porn star drama takes new twist

A former porn star has defended her position to work as a volunteer for NRL club Gold Coast Titans, despite calls for her and her Titans CEO husband to be sacked.

Kortney Olson is currently working with the Gold Coast in a strength and conditioning volunteer's role, but has come under fire over her past.

The wife of current Titans CEO David May joined the club two weeks ago, but came under fire when the mother of a Gold Coast junior complained to ARL Commission chairman John Grant.

She made the complaint because Olsen was involved with Titans under 20s players.

According to News Limited, the former fetish porn star opened up on how she was raped at 17 and detailed her struggles with alcohol and drugs.

"I've had time to process my past, and realise that I'm a human being born to make mistakes," Olson told The Daily Telegraph.

"It's a constant reminder that I don't ever want to find myself under the influence of narcotics or booze because, clearly, I don't make the best choices."

Olson said she became an alcoholic at 17 after an assault by her boxing coach, then when she turned 23 began taking drugs including crystal methamphetamine.

She had cleaned up her life though, and said she had been clean for the past two years. She wanted to use the role to help rebuild her life.

She also said she wasn't ashamed of her porn past, but said that part of her life was history now.

"It's been several years since I've gone down that path," she said.

"I'm not ashamed and embarrassed by what I've done.

"It's a part of my learning experience and has made me who I am today.

"All I can do, and have a desire to do, is help mentor others who find themselves in the same struggles.

"Unless I'm asked to leave the Titans, I wouldn't walk away from an amazing opportunity such as this."

It is believed two members of the Titans staff are outraged at Olson's involvement with under 20s players.

The NRL said though that they would not intervene with the appointment.

"Our understanding is that she is not an employee of the club and has no official capacity beyond volunteering in an area where she has some expertise," an NRL spokesman said.

"There are a number of personal issues involved in this and we do not see this as a matter in which the NRL should intervene."

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