Jarryd Hayne has fronted the media this afternoon regarding his return to the Eels and allegations of non-consensual sex in 2015 in the US.
During the press conference, Hayne revealed that an official statement regarding these allegations would be released this afternoon.
His legal team, Madison Marcus Law Firm, have posted the following to their Twitter account.
"The last week or so have been personally distressing for not only me but my family and friends, as civil proceedings making serious allegations have been publicly aired, and certain media have followed me on a personal pre-planned trip to the other side of the world," Hayne said in the statement.
"I was not given any notice of these proceedings prior to any media reports.
"I confirm that I unequivocally and vehemently deny the allegations made against me and I will be vigorously defending the matter.
"As everyone should understand, I cannot publicly discuss anything relating to this matter as it is now the subject of legal proceedings in the United States."