It's time again, folks, to try to determine the truth or falsity of an internet rumor! Ready? Here goes:
We know Grand Theft Auto IV is edited in Australia, although no word on what, specifically, has been excised from the game. Then, kotaku posted the following description from an internet source of a phone call with Take-Two, the game's publisher:
"In regards to what Rockstar have removed for the Australian release, as far as we're aware there was only one sexually violent cut-scene which Rockstar felt would cause the game to be Refused Classification. Unfortunately we're not able to go into specifics until after the game has been released but I can tell you that the scene involves a weapon being inserted into an enemies private area during a mission where Niko is taking revenge after one of his close friends was forced into sexual intercourse during his stay in prison."
Hmmm... I guess we'll have to wait until the game is released to see if this one pans out, eh?
Kotaku: Rumour: Here's What Rockstar Removed From Australian/NZ GTA IV