SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Tyrone May of the Panthers is sent to the sin-bin during the round 23 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Newcastle Knights at Panthers Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

The magistrate in the Tyrone May sex tape case has disqualified himself from the case "for the sake of fairness to all". 

Magistrate Geoffrey Hiatt revealed his father, John Hiatt served as the deputy chairman of the Penrith Panthers until 2015.

The case has been adjourned until June 17.

May remains on bail after facing a Sydney court on charges of recording and distributing sexual acts without consent.

Police allege May filmed two women without their knowledge while they engaged in sexual acts with him on separate occasions.

Both women were unaware they were being filmed and did not consent to the recording or its distribution, detectives have said.

May was stood down under the NRL's controversial "no fault" stand down policy for those facing serious criminal charges.



  1. Why is this news? The beak has done what any judicial officer would do, it’s standard practice. No scandal at all here.

  2. Stick to Rugby League ZT.

    You embarrass yourselves posting this rubbish.

    No one cares that the judge stood down

  3. I’ve heard the Magistrate has been seen talking with the Roosters management and should be signing this week…….

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