Georgia May Gibson appeared in court for the first time after being accused of filming and leaking a raunchy video of AFL great Dane Swan
A woman accused of filming and leaking a raunchy video of AFL great Dane Swan has smiled in court as she was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Georgia May Gibson, 21, from South Australia, faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where a police prosecutor dropped all charges against her.
Ms Gibson was hauled into court amid allegations she filmed an intimate video of Swan in 2017 and intentionally shared the footage with another person.
Following the hearing, Ms Gibson’s lawyer said her client did not wish to engage with the media.
But pressed for comment after months of accusations that she was a sex pest, the 21-year old decided to speak.
‘The people who know me will know what type of person I am,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
After leaving the court, Ms Gibson was surrounded by television reporters who chased her to her lawyer’s Lonsdale Street office.
The decision marked the end of a long ordeal for the country girl, who was charged in mid-2018 after footage surfaced online allegedly showing the former Collingwood star.
In Victoria, it is illegal to share an intimate or sexual image of a person if they did not agree to it.
It remains unclear why prosecutors withdrew charges against Ms Gibson, or charged her in the first place.
Georgia May Gibson (centre) leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday
Georgia May Gibson (centre) was surrounded by TV reporters as she left the court. She made no comment outside, but in the lifts said her friends always knew she was innocent
Swan (pictured with girlfriend Taylor Wilson) reportedly contacted users sharing the footage and warned them he would take legal action unless it was removed
The short clip appeared to show Swan kissing a woman who filmed his naked body.
Gibson, from the Adelaide Hills town of Meadows, did not speak during the brief hearing.
At an earlier hearing, the court released documents which detailed the alleged two offences, accusing Gibson of visually capturing Swan ‘in a manner of upskirting’ and ‘intentionally’ distributing the video to someone other than the former Collingwood star.
Georgia May Gibson (pictured right) did not speak during the brief hearing on Monday
Swan celebrates after kicking a goal Collingwood against Essendon in the 2014 season
Swan, 34, is considered one of Collingwood’s greatest midfielders, winning a Brownlow Medal in 2011 and a premiership in 2010 in a 258-game AFL career.
The hard-running star retired in 2016 after badly injuring his foot during a round-one clash with Sydney.
He appeared in the Network Ten reality show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017 and was runner-up in the series.
Swan, 34, is considered one of Collingwood’s greatest midfielders. He is pictured with Taylor Wilson
Georgia Gibson leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne after her charges of sharing an explicit video of Dane Swan were dropped