A 70-year-old bus driver has confirmed he was the man who touched the entertainer “Scarlette” at the centre of the Chiefs’ Mad Monday scandal. But the man said he never wanted to upset her and is sorry it happened.
He also said he would no longer drive for the Chiefs, or for any “stag”party events. “They are all too much trouble.”
The bus driver was hired by the Chiefs for the day to drive them to celebrations at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel near Tirau.
The driver admitted to licking “Scarlette” as she performed a lap dance for him, which was paid for by the Chiefs.
He said he did so after he was egged on by Chief team members.
“I didn’t intentionally want to do anything that she didn’t want,” the man said.
“I would never have done that if I knew she was going to be upset.”
Erm. So, Scarlette was getting stuck into the Chiefs, but it was the bus driver?
The bus driver, whom the Herald on Sunday has agreed not to name, said Scarlette “seemed happy” to him when he returned to collect the team from the hot pools.
“I went down to see if they were ready and they said come in and then they got me to sit in this chair for her to give me a lap dance,” the man said.
He said he was not told he couldn’t touch Scarlette so thought what he did was acceptable.
“She kind of did a backward flip and ended up with her legs around my neck kind of thing,” he said.”They [the players] were standing around shouting out, encouraging me.”
The man said he briefly licked Scarlette and she then flipped back and kept dancing.
She then got partially dressed and walked around chatting to the players before packing up.
“She came up and gave me a hug and a kiss and gave one of the other players a hug. She didn’t seem upset at all.”
So stop the friggin’ bus.
Both Scarlette and the Media Party have been beating up on the Chiefs players when the guy who licked Scarlette’s hoo-haa was the bus driver?
If there is a lesson in here at all, it is to not take your story to the media. They’ll use you, abuse you and dance on the corpse of your reputation for good measure.
No doubt the Chiefs were drunk and not behaving the way their mothers had taught them, but to let this story go for nearly a month without throwing the driver under the bus is some admirable bro code right there.
It also shows why people have to be careful not to get on the outrage trip too soon. You always want to ask more questions before rushing in and turning it into a bloody crash.
As for the story… the deliberate lies in the media go round and round, round and round, round and round…
– Kirsty Wynn, NZ Herald