Ex-Melbourne Demons footballer Daniel Hayes takes legal action against AFL and junior coach Mark Heaney

Arnold Thomas & Becker has issued a writ in the Supreme Court of Victoria against the AFL and former Eastern Ranges’ assistant Mark Heaney this week.

The writ alleges that our client, former Melbourne Demons footballer Daniel Hayes, was raped in Heaney’s home following a post-game barbecue once the other guests had left.

The court documents allege that: “As a result of the abuse, [Daniel Hayes] self-medicated with drugs and alcohol. He has made three suicide attempts” and “but for the abuse, [Daniel Hayes] would have continued with the Melbourne Demons”.

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