Phoebe Burgess has broken her silence following the allegations levelled at her ex-husband and embattled former NRL star Sam Burgess in a recent report.
In a report a couple of weeks ago, The Australian newspaper outlined a number of serious allegations of drug use and domestic violence against Burgess, who has stood down from his assistant coach position at South Sydney and a media role.
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Furthermore, the NSW medical watchdog is investigating the role of any and all health providers who may be linked to allegations of serious misconduct by Burgess.
Burgess has denied the accusations.
Phoebe has remained silent since the allegations against her ex-husband, but took to Instagram on the weekend to thank fans for their support.
“Finding joy in the little things and my little people...” she wrote.
“Simply because I was silent doesn’t mean I didn’t hear you, thank you for your kindness. Means the world to us.”
South Sydney club statement on Burgess
"The allegations in today’s The Australian newspaper are very concerning and the Club is treating them with the utmost seriousness," the statement read last week.
"There is no place in our society for violence, harassment or abuse against women. If anyone is found guilty of allegations of this nature, the Club will take the strongest possible action.
"The Club takes issues of drug use very seriously and has well-established policies and procedures in place around the use of performance enhancing or illicit/recreational/prescription drugs. The Club will continue to work closely with ASADA and the NRL which administer testing of the players.
"The Club will also continue to work with the playing group to support their wellbeing and educate them about drug use.
"The Rabbitohs welcome the NRL Integrity Unit’s investigation in relation to these allegations and will fully cooperate with the investigation.
"The Club is supportive of Sam Burgess’s decision to step down from his role at the Club while the NRL Integrity Unit investigation is underway.”
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