The sole black mark from Richmond’s drought breaking premiership victory is over, with the woman pictured in the topless photo scandal asking police to close their investigation.
The unidentified woman involved had gone to the police following the leak of a topless photo which showed a premiership medal draped around her neck.
The woman went to the authorities, claiming she did not provide consent for the image to be shared.
To begin with, the photo circulated around players before eventually landing on social media pages involving supporters of the club.
Whilst the woman in question wants the investigation to cease, she maintains she has been betrayed by the unnamed player in question.
“At the request of the complainant the investigation into the circulation of intimate images has ceased,” a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“This current development does not preclude the investigators from reopening the investigation at a later date.”
Lawyers of the unidentified women originally took the case to Richmond before the Tigers involved the AFL.
When the investigation was taking place the newly crowned premiers were committed to helping the police.
“This club feels very strongly about creating an environment where women can thrive and this club feels very strongly about promoting attitudes and behaviours that are respectful of and supportive of women,” Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale said at the time of investigation.
The Richmond player who shared the photo has not been named.