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Watch: Second stripper alleges she was spat on with alcohol, Chiefs were 'grabbing my ass'

A second stripper hired by Chiefs players for last year's 'Mad Monday' celebrations has now also spoken out against them, while police say they have offered support and advice to the first stripper to complain.

Mediaworks reported that the woman, who wishes to be known as Laura, had also had a disturbing experience at last year's event with the players.

She said she was subjected to unwanted grabbing, was verbally abused and had beer spat at her.

"I was trying to dance and they were all surrounding me - I asked them several times to back off and give me space," she told Mediaworks.

"They ended up spitting alcohol - beer - all over me [and] touching me inappropriately.

"[They were] grabbing my arse and after I'd asked them not to.

"They were just full on in my face the whole time ...comments like 'oh, look at this filthy slut' or whatever.

"It's just unnecessary behaviour."

Police this afternoon confirmed in a statement that they have spoken to the first woman to complain, who also alleges inappropriate conduct by the players during the Mad Monday party earlier this week at a hotel near Matamata.

The police spokesperson said in a statement that they will not be commenting further on the case.

The stripper, who performs under the name Scarlette, was hired by a player as part of their Mad Monday celebrations following their semi final loss to the Hurricanes last weekend.

Scarlette was hired for the event without the approval or knowledge of club management, and investigations are ongoing to determine who was responsible.

"Basically they wanted me to be a whore which I wasn't there to be," Scarlette told RNZ.

"And when I went to collect payment they short-changed me and basically just made it very hostile and I had to leave."

Chiefs sponsor spokeswoman apologises for 'poor choice of words'

Brand strategist Jill Brinsdon believes the issue involving the Chiefs is a recurring one. Source: Breakfast

Gallagher Group's corporate service executive has apologised for her poor choice of words when commenting on the allegations.

Margaret Comer has sparked outrage from some, including NZ Women's Refuge, for her attitude towards the incident.

She yesterday told Fairfax: "If a woman takes her clothes off and walks around in a group of men, what are we supposed to do if one of them tries to touch her?"

"It's not nice and perhaps the stripper shouldn't have been hired, but I'm reluctant to say that the boys were out of line," she said.

Today Ms Comer, a trustee on the board of the Waikato Women's Refuge, apologised for her comments.

"I feel terrible that my poor choice of words have caused hurt and alarm," Ms Comer said.

"I most definitely do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women and am extremely regretful that my words yesterday do not reflect the high standard I expect of myself and those I am associated with."


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