Brazen ‘sex strike’ works for former AFL star
DUAL Brownlow medallist Chris Judd has revealed his success this week with a sex strike that cut off wife Bec.
Speaking on Triple M's Friday Night Footy, Judd said he had borrowed a play from Hollywood star Alyssa Milano, who this week called for women across the globe to introduce a sex strike in protest against the American state of Georgia's decision to ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat could be detected.
Judd said with a laugh that he had employed Milano's technique with his wife this week when they were debating what they should have for dinner on Tuesday night.
"I think a sex strike makes a lot of sense," Judd told fellow commentators Luke Darcy, Mark Howard and Nathan Brown.
"I can see its power. I can see its courage. And I actually implemented it this week with Bec. Bec and I were sitting on the couch on Tuesday night wondering what to order from Uber Eats.
"Bec wanted the Italian, I wanted the Chinese and I said, 'I'm not havin' Italian'.
"I said, 'If you're having Italian, I'm going on a sex strike.'
"Let's just say within half an hour I was sitting on the couch eating a big bowl of black bean."
As his colleagues fell into laughter, Judd said: "That's the power of a sex strike. Some people would say that's cruel. It's cruel to use that treatment on Bec. To take that away from her. But I can see the power in it."
Judd's radio show earlier got off to a much more serious start as veteran journalist Damian Barrett responded to criticism from Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge about a "black soul" reporter's role in the early retirement of Bulldogs star Tom Boyd at the age of 23.
After Beveridge took a swipe at a "nasty" reporter he declined to identify on Friday, Barrett told Triple M he believed the Dogs coach was referring to him.
He also said Beveridge's grudge towards him extends back several years.
"About a year ago, when Luke also used a Tom Boyd issue and moment to leverage his hatred of me ... it's wrong, it's unfortunate and it's sad, I think, that Luke Beveridge needs to use Tom Boyd moments to leverage the hatred that he has," Barrett said.
Beveridge had said questioning and criticism of Boyd, including the lucrative contract he signed when he came over from Greater Western Sydney, was a major part of the 23-year-old's early retirement.
"I thought there was people too hard and too keen to scrutinise and drag him down. They know who they are, one in particular," Beveridge said.
Barrett said: "The issue that Luke has with me predates anything to do with Tom Boyd. It goes back to the Michael Talia and Daniel Talia situation in 2015, and it may extend into the 2016 season when he and others at the football club lied about why Tom Boyd was playing VFL football at the time.
"And that related to him having a bar-room incident with a teammate, in Zaine Cordy, where a fist or something was thrown to the point where Zaine had a mark under his eye, and he'd been disciplined.
"The club had conveniently lied about that moment to me personally, and the general football public, but then came clean on it once they were called out.
"If that's what he's relating to, because that's the only comments I've made about Tom Boyd ... I'm in two minds as to whether to just leave it or to try and explain it.
"I think it's sad and unfortunate that for the second time in a year, Luke Beveridge has gone down this path, using Tom Boyd as the linch (pin)."