Andrew O'Keefe allegedly 'kicked and spat on' woman as the embattled television star prepares to defend assault charges

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Embattled erstwhile tv presenter Andrew O'Keefe will return to tribunal wherever he is fighting allegations he spat successful nan look of a female earlier kicking her. 

It is claimed her near her pinch scratches each complete her arms and chest.

The 51-year-old is facing nan 2nd portion of his proceeding successful Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court complete charges of communal assault, contravening an AVO, resisting a constabulary serviceman and battle occasioning existent bodily harm.

O'Keefe has already faced 2 days of proceeding successful February complete nan matters, which subordinate to an incident successful September 2021 astatine a Sydney apartment.

He is owed to return to tribunal connected Wednesday, wherever nan defence lawsuit will begin.

Embattled erstwhile tv presenter Andrew O'Keefe will return to tribunal wherever he is fighting allegations he spat successful nan look of a female earlier kicking her. Pictured 

Earlier this year, neighbour Nicole Taylor told nan tribunal that connected nan nighttime of nan alleged incident she could perceive O'Keefe singing successful nan flat beneath hers earlier it turned into a 'scuffle'. 

'There was large noises and yelling... nan level of sound wherever you realise thing was wrong,' Ms Taylor said.

Ms Taylor told nan tribunal she could show O'Keefe was 'aggressive and angry' while nan alleged unfortunate was attempting to 'calm him down'.

She went downstairs to make judge nan female who owned nan flat was each correct and noticed 'scratches' each complete her chest, nan tribunal heard.

'It was nan first point I saw, she was really shaken... her voice, her body, she was successful a batch of daze and fearfulness astatine that stage,' Ms Taylor said.

'She had scratches up her arms and marks connected her chest... she was limping and I asked her what had happened.'

The tribunal was told nan alleged unfortunate had told her neighbour she had been kicked and spat connected by O'Keefe.

O'Keefe later returned to nan flat but Ms Taylor walked him retired of nan analyzable and asked if he was each right.

She told nan tribunal O'Keefe said: 'What do you think?'

'He was flustered and he was angry... his manus gestures and his assemblage connection (showed he was agitated),' she told nan court.

The 51-year-old is facing nan 2nd portion of his proceeding successful Sydney 's Downing Centre Local Court complete charges of communal assault, contravening an AVO, resisting a constabulary serviceman and battle occasioning existent bodily harm 

'It was personification who was not happy astir a situation.'

The tribunal was besides shown footage showing O'Keefe sprawled retired connected nan beforehand steps of nan flat complex, complaining of thorax pain.

Footage besides showed constabulary uncovering nan complainant, who is seen crying and holding her wrist which is covered successful scratches.

When constabulary attack O'Keefe successful nan footage to inquire questions, he is seen shutting them down.

'I will not make immoderate comments without a lawyer present... they are making claims against maine which are false,' he told Constable Elissa Major.

O'Keefe's defence barrister, Richard Pontello SC, asked Constable Major astir a speech wherever nan erstwhile TV prima said nan complainant allegedly 'inflicted nan scraping connected herself'.

'Did he say, 'I'm judge it was unintentional and was an unconscious aliases absent minded beingness guidance to stress,'' Mr Pontello asked.

Constable Major replied: 'Those words were not said.'

O'Keefe scoffed and shook his head.

O'Keefe has already faced 2 days of proceeding successful February complete nan matters, which subordinate to an incident successful September 2021 astatine a Sydney apartment 

On nan first time of nan hearing, constabulary charismatic Michael Cleaver withdrew six charges relating to different complainant: 2 counts of intentionally choking a personification without consent, 3 counts of communal battle and 1 count of battle occasioning existent bodily harm.

O'Keefe pleaded blameworthy to 1 count of contravening an apprehended unit order.

He spent almost 5 months successful custody connected remand aft he was charged pinch nan offences earlier he was released connected bail.

The erstwhile TV prima has faced a different benignant of spotlight since nan battle allegations came to light, pursuing a agelong profession pinch Channel 7.

In 2017, he was appointed a Member of nan Order of Australia for his kindness activity and accomplishments successful television.

The proceeding will proceed earlier Magistrate Alison Viney connected Wednesday.


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