The Western Bulldogs have cleared Jason Johannisen of any wrongdoing in an incident at Crown, saying a group of males acted "extremely inappropriately" towards Johannisen's partner and their female friends.
As reported by Tom Browne on Triple M's Hot Breakfast on Wednesday morning, Johannisen was at Crown on Sunday morning with his partner when a group of males began to act inappropriately towards her and their female friends, causing an argument that did not involve Johannisen.
The club has cleared Johannisen of any wrongdoing, saying he was not involved in the argument or intoxicated.
Full Western Bulldogs statement:
The Western Bulldogs can confirm an incident involving Jason Johannisen and his partner at Crown Casino last weekend.
Jason was at Crown with his partner and a small group of male and female friends in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Another group of males began acting extremely inappropriately towards some female members of Jason’s group, which caused an argument between males of both groups (which did not involve Johannisen).
Crown security intervened immediately, the groups dispersed, and Jason’s group left the Casino and travelled home.
Jason was not intoxicated, there have been no complaints made to the Club from the public, nor has it received any incident reports from Victoria Police or Crown Casino.
While the Club and his management are very supportive of Jason’s handling of the incident due to the inappropriate actions of the group of males toward his girlfriend and her female friends, they are disappointed he was out late.
The Club will be making no further comment at this time.