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Isaac Boss: - Rugby International; Falsely accused


This page last updated Dec 8 2008

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A spokesman for the rugby player said it had been Boss's high profile as an international rugby player that had made him vulnerable to the publicity the rape claims attracted

Boss said the decision not to press charges reflected the "malicious and unfounded" nature of the allegation. The female complainant was a former acquaintance of Boss



6 November 2008 - Isaac Boss name is cleared
Isaac Boss confirmed that no charges would be brought against him following an investigation by the police into the woman's claims. "I have been confident from the outset that these malicious and unfounded allegations against me would be dismissed," Boss said in a written statement. "I have strenuously defended my good name from the outset but it has been a nightmare worrying that the truth would not come out."

While the decision not to bring charges cleared his reputation, the allegation had been "distressing and devastating" for him and his family. "I am grateful for the support of my family, friends and colleagues from rugby and across the sports community throughout this ordeal."

Speaking from Tokoroa this morning, Boss' dad Allan said "we just feel vindicated". "We all knew it was rubbish from the very beginning. This news is a load off his shoulders."

Boss' agent, Kent Hale, said "the false allegations made by a former acquaintance of Isaac's may leave the woman open to prosecution for wasting police time" “It had been Boss's high profile as an international rugby player that had made him vulnerable to the publicity the rape claims attracted.”

14 May 2008; Boss waiting for results of police investigation

Boss, 28, is still waiting to hear whether he will be charged with rape after a complaint was laid last month

13 April 2008; Allegations of rape made

Ex New Zealand rugby player who now plays for Ulster, has been accused of rape. 28 year old Isaac Boss was arrested in Belfast and questioned.

Boss has blasted the accusation which he strenuously denies and is adamant that he will fight tooth and nail to clear his good name In a statement, Boss said: “A woman has made malicious and unfounded allegations against me. “I have been devastated by these damaging and false claims and I will be strenuously defending my good name. “I am moving swiftly and decisively to vindicate my reputation and I am completely confident that my name will be cleared.”




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2008-1108 - NZ Herald - NZ rugby player cleared of Irish rape allegation

2008-1107 - Otago Daily Times - Former Waikato player cleared of rape

2008-1107 - Three News - Boss says police inquiry has cleared his name

2008-1106 - Waikato Times - No charge against Boss


Accusation (NZ Reports)

2008-0514 - Waikato Times - Boss awaits police word

2008-0416 - Rugbyweek - Isaac Boss says accusation is malicious

2008-0415 - Waikato Times - Isaac Boss accused of rape in Nth Ireland

2008-0415 - Daily Post - Ex-local rugby star accused of sex assault

2008-0414 - Dominion Post - Ex-Cane denies rape accusation

2008-0414 - Stuff- Another NZ sportsman accused of rape

2008-0414 - NZ Herald - NZ rugby player denies rape allegation

2008-0414 - Three News - Former Hurricanes player accused of rape

2008-0414 - Press Association - Rugby star fights rape allegation


Accusation (Irish reports)

2008-0414 - Irish Examiner - Boss hits back after rape allegation

2008-0414 - Belfast Telegraph - Boss pledges to fight rape allegation

2008-0413 - RTE - Boss fights rape allegation

2008-0413 - Ireland Online - Boss fighting rape allegation

2008-0413 - Setenta Sports - Ireland star to fight rape allegation


Isaac Boss - Rugby Star

2008-0414 - Irish Rugby - Isaac Boss

2008-0414 - Wikipedia - Isaac Boss

2006-0826 - Ulster Rugby - Isaac Boss Interview