Gorgeous model Tahan Lew-Fatt is standing by her beleaguered boyfriend David Reynolds.
This week Reynolds was fined $25,000 for making ‘inappropriate’ remarks concerning fellow Bathurst 1000 entrants Renee Gracie and Simone de Silvestra.
Tahan Lew-Fatt is outraged at the suggestion her beau is sexist.
“Ok, so whoever has seen the news, re my gorgeous ‘apparently sexist’ boyfriend, David Reynolds, knows he made an off-handed comment, that wasn’t even mean!
Lew-Fatt took to Facebook to paint a very different picture of the man who has been the centre of V8 racing this week (for all the wrong reasons).
“My boyfriend is the furthest from sexist … He makes me breakfast every morning and cooks me dinner every night; and (I’m) pretty sure he is the only one who cleans.”
Lew-Fatt then went on to call for support to help her boyfriend pay the $25,000 fine.
“If anyone can donate towards the 25k fine that would be greatly appreciated; he has requested that the V8’s donate the money towards some sort of woman empowerment charity!”
Sledging has been a part of Australian sport since the First Fleet set up stumps.
In the past it was no-holds barred, but gradually norms of acceptability have crept in: Rules against attacking people’s race and family, character assassinations and bullying.
The fight against gender-based sledging is now part of the political correctness governing sport.
Who knows, the V8s may have to drive at the speed limit next year too?
This will be my last post for Outrageous Sports. It has been a privilege to write for this blog site.