New accusers address allegations of abuse by the AFL legend

She said the alleged incidents often happened in the presence of other children, including Cable’s sons.

“He was a really nice person and he really liked us, but then he had this other side to him,” she said.

The woman said she did not report the incidents to her parents or to the police because: “Everyone loved Barry”.

“Honestly, I didn’t think we’d be believed,” she said.

“He was a very well-known person at the time. He was the North Melbourne manager and we were just young girls.

“Who would we tell? My parents wouldn’t have believed it.”


The other woman also claimed Cable, who was not present in court, abused her in the same way at the spa when she was around 12 years old.

“I’ve made it a point not to be at the spa with him,” she said.

She also accused Cable of inappropriately touching her several times in a car before the footballer appeared as a guest on the television show Wide World of Sports.

The woman also said Cable exposed himself at his home when the couple were alone.

“I remember talking to his wife about it and she was just like, ‘Oh don’t notice, that’s just Cabes.’

“I know he shouldn’t have acted like that and it’s just good to get it off our chests and get it right.”

Four women were summoned by the plaintiff as witnesses to substantiate her allegations. All five women accuse Cable of sexually abusing them while he was playing and coaching top-flight football.

The woman who initiated the lawsuit told the court that the famous Rover started sexually abusing her in the late 1960s, when she was around 12 or 13 years old.

It reportedly continued through her teens, escalating from sexualized talk and unwanted touching to “degrading” sexual violence and violent intercourse.


The second woman to accuse Cable said he inappropriately touched her in the 1980s and 1990s when she was between the ages of eight and 14.

The third woman to testify against Cable claimed he tried to have sex with her at a spa in the 1980s when she was around 11 years old.

Cable, who was inducted into a legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2012, has also played for Perth Football Club and East Perth Football Club.

The process will continue on Friday with final submissions.

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