The former Australia spinner Stuart MacGill was a victim of kidnapping and the incident occurred last year. The alleged kidnappers- two brothers have claimed that Macgill came to them willingly and was involved in the drug trade. However, as per Fox Sports, the brothers named Richard and Fredrick Schaaf alleged in court that MacGill had gone to the abandoned southwestern Sydney property willingly. Stuart MacGill recently recalled the horrific experience while speaking to Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist.
Stuart MacGill opens up on the matter
The police had previously said that MacGill was purely a victim and was not involved in any criminal activity. The pair earlier this year pleaded not guilty to charges of detainment in company and with the matter expected to go to a trial mid-next year, as per the report in foxsport.com.au.
MacGill recently told Adam Gilchrist on SEN WA Breakfast Podcast how the dark incident took place. He revealed that it is an ongoing police investigation and the trial will come up soon. He recalled the incident while speaking to Gilchrist and stated that “It was not something you’d even like to happen to your worst enemy.”
MacGill, who represented Australia between 1998 and 2008 continued with the incident saying, “Later in the day, it was getting quite dark, I was bundled into a car by three blokes. I didn’t want to get into the car, I said to them twice, ‘I’m not getting in the car,’ but then it became obvious that they were armed, and they said, ‘We know you’re not involved, we just want to have a chat,’ then they put me in the car and I was in the car for an hour and a half.”
The Perth native revealed that he was not familiar with the large part of Sydney. Stuart MacGill then continued, “It was the longest hour and a half of my life. I didn’t know where we were, I didn’t know where we were going and I was scared. From that point, they stripped me naked, beat me up, threatened me, and then just dumped me.”
He revealed that the nightmare went on for “maybe three hours out in the middle of nowhere in a little shed.” He was “scared, humiliated, I really did not know what was going to happen.” Stuart Macgill revealed that he was dropped in Belmore and a helpful cab driver had offered him to eat with his family.