'Never intended': Teen's claims heard in NRL sex tape saga

Australian Associated Press
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Kotoni Staggs is pictured here with McKenzie Robinson, the teenage girl charged over a sex tape saga involving the player.
McKenzie Robinson is facing one charge over the alleged distribution of a sex tape involving Kotoni Staggs. Pic: Getty/Pinterest

A Brisbane teenager accused of releasing a sex tape involving Brisbane Broncos star Kotoni Staggs says she never intended for the video to go public.

McKenzie Lorraine Robinson, 18, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday facing a single charge of distributing a prohibited visual recording.

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The woman from Brisbane's Newstead suburb allegedly shared the recording of Staggs between June 14 and August 5 without his consent, according to court documents.

Outside court, defence lawyer Jason Jacobson insisted the teenager did not post the video on social media.

McKenzie Robinson is seen here outside Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.
McKenzie Robinson appeared at a Brisbane court on Thursday. Pic: AAP

“It was not Ms Robinson that made this private video go public,” he told reporters.

“That was never intended by her and she very much regrets that it did and she very much regrets the impact that it caused for Mr Staggs.

“There is an explanation as to how this happened and that will be put to the court at a later date.”

Staggs cleared of wrongdoing over incident

Despite the embarrassment for the Bronco, Staggs was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NRL's integrity unit after the video was released.

Robinson's case was adjourned for mention on September 30.

She was granted bail on her own undertaking.