Australia sexting scandal: Here are the text exchanges between Tim Paine's brother-in-law and Cricket Tasmania colleague

Shannon Tubb, married to Paine's sister, is learned to have been involved with the same woman in a similar exchange of lewd messages.

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Mere days after Tim Paine’s inappropriate messages from 2017 with a Cricket Tasmania female co-worker surfaced in the public, his brother-in-law and former Tasmanian Shield cricketer Shannon Tubb is learned to have been involved with the same woman in a similar incident, as per reports in the Herald Sun.

Tubb, who is married to Paine’s sister, has been sacked from his coaching role at Cricket Tasmania following the 2018 probe that revealed his unsuitable conduct. In documents seen by the Herald Sun, the woman claimed Tubb sexually harassed her over a period of several months.

She claimed Tubb wrote X-rated messages to her, including: “I want to put my c— in between your t—,” while he also sent an unsolicited image of his genitalia to the woman during his lewd interaction.  He also allegedly wrote: “You made me hard today, I know you noticed.” Another message read: “Send me something, I want to play with myself.”

“F— your t— look massive today,” it was claimed Tubb also wrote in a message posted on Snapchat and allegedly encouraged the female employee to use Snapchat, a phone application that was “used by many Cricket Tasmania employees”. “Get on snap ya Mole,” he allegedly wrote.

Tubb, who represented Tasmania in the 90s, was involved with the Cricket Australia XI in a development role and went on to coach at an elite Adelaide private school after leaving Cricket Tasmania. Meanwhile, the woman involved in both Paine and Tubb’s incidents is learned to have been a junior staff member at Cricket Tasmania.

Notably, Tubb’s investigation by Cricket Tasmania in the mid-2018 commenced around the same time Paine’s probe by Cricket Australia had started. While Paine was cleared by CA, Tubb was forced out of his job at Tasmania.

Both Cricket Australia and Tubb declined to comment on any of the new accusations. ‘Cricket Tasmania will not be commenting on employee relations issues,’ a statement read. Meanwhile, Tubb, on being asked about the matter by the Herald Sun, said: There’s no comment on that at all mate, I am sorry.”