AFL’s Bailey Smith was offered ‘$50,000’ to sleep with someone after fake nude photo leak
AFL star Bailey Smith has spoken out about the darker side of his meteoric rise to fame in a candid podcast interview.
The Western Bulldogs star – who is one of the AFL’s most followed players on Instagram – said on the Common Chaos podcast that was bizarrely offered ‘$50,000’ to sleep with a man he’d never met after the stranger got hold of his phone number.
The crude offer came just weeks after Bailey, 20, had to debunk a fake nude photograph of himself that went viral on the day of the AFL grand final.
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The dark side of fame: AFL star Bailey Smith has revealed he was recently offered ‘$50,000’ to sleep with a man he had never met after the stranger somehow got hold of his phone number
‘I stopped looking at (my DMs) two weeks ago,’ he told hosts Cartia Mallan and Ashton Wood. ‘I’m even getting these now – I don’t know how they got my number.
‘Sends a screenshot of his bank account – $50,000 to sleep with this person. It doesn’t stop going.’
He then spoke about the fake nude photo leak, which he proved had been doctored after posting the original to his Facebook account.
‘There was a fake nude of me that got shared around Australia,’ he added. ‘This was like the day of the grand final, the biggest game of my life, and the boys showed me.
Leak: The offer came after a fake nude photo of the 20-year-old was leaked online. Bailey later confirmed the image was doctored, and had been created using this shirtless picture
‘They knew it was Photoshopped… it was weird. It got sent around to everyone while I was playing and then I addressed it after.’
When asked if he was worried about the photo during the game, he continued: ‘I had to compartmentalise, and I thought I’d sort it out after.
‘I completely left it there, I knew future Bailey can take care [of it]. In the past – oh my God, that would send me off.’