According to Victory, Thompson and his wife are 'together and working through this matter'.

With Victoria Police now taking charge of the incident, the club said it was 'not in a position to make any further comment at this time'.

"The club takes allegations like this very seriously," Victory managing director Richard Wilson said in a statement.

"We are gathering more information on the matter and will work with all relevant parties to better understand the circumstances.

"We have had conversations with Archie and in-turn, we've moved to ensure support networks and professional assistance is provided for both Archie and Emily."