We all remember last week, when it was revealed that Brynne Edelsten and Shane Warne had organised a post charity event ‘nightcap’ at her place.
When Warnie arrived and found paparazzi outside Brynne’s place, things soon turned sour.
He posted a Facebook rant, calling the whole thing, “sad”.
“Brynne invited me back to her place around 1am for a nightcap, when I arrived, paparazzi were conveniently waiting outside her home to get the pic, coincidence? I left instantly and thought how sad is that!” he wrote.
Then, Woman’s Day Editor Fiona Connelly got in touch, revealing that text messages obtained by the magazine tell a very different story, with texts from Shane to Brynne saying things like, “I want to devour you.”
And she’s also spoken out. “It’s sad that Shane has chosen to respond in this fashion. I used to have a huge crush on him and told him at the charity event in Geelong,” she told the magazine. “He replied, ‘You did, or you still do?’ before grabbing my bum. That surprised me a bit, but he’d had a bit to drink by that stage.”
She says the cricketer then invited her to the casino with four other girls. “We met there and Shane leaned over to me and said, ‘How do we get rid of those other girls?’ I laughed, I thought maybe he really likes me after all — the other girls were pretty hot,” she said, adding they hatched a plan to meet up later in the night.
“We exchanged numbers and agreed to meet at mine. A nightcap was the last thing on his mind. He was more interested in staying the night.”
In the string of text messages Edelsten claims she shared with Warne, she informs him she’s arrived home.
“Leaving now! You safe? Excited for me to devour u?” he replied. “Do I just get a cab to that address? No unit number or anything?”
After a short wait, he messages again. “What’s going on? You coming to get me?” Then Edelsten messages him about the photographer.
“Did you know that pap would be there? My ex is going to kill me if that comes out,” she wrote.
As for Warnie’s accusations of a pap setup, Edelsten told the magazine there was “none whatsoever”. “It is a ludicrous proposition,” she said.
“I have paparazzi following me all the time. It’s not something I particularly enjoy, but I understand it comes with the territory.
“I warned Shane there was a paparazzi outside the Crown when I left and he responded by saying that it was good that we’d left in separate vehicles.
I’m pretty sure the paparazzi didn’t follow me that night, they obviously followed Shane’s taxi from the casino to my address.”
However, Warnie maintains that he was set up by Edelsten, with the term, ‘dodged a bullet’ being used.