Andrew O’Keefe to challenge allegations he allegedly assaulted a woman because police have ‘extensive footage’
Andrew O’Keefe to challenge allegations he allegedly spit and scratched a woman – but police claim they have ‘extensive footage’ of the night’s troubled former Channel Seven star
- Andrew O’Keefe pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges
- Police say he spit and scratched a woman at a house in Point Piper last Friday
- In June, he was acquitted of separate DV mental health charges
Former Channel Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges, and during a court hearing, police have “extensive footage” of the night he allegedly assaulted a woman.
The former face of the game show Deal or No Deal will oppose charges of assault inflicting bodily harm, violating a held warrant and resisting police, a court in Sydney’s eastern suburbs heard Thursday.
Prosecutors told Magistrate Carolyn Huntsman they had a large amount of footage of the incident involving O’Keefe – which took place at a home in Point Piper on Friday night.
“Your Honor, I have had the opportunity to look into the case and there is quite extensive footage,” District Attorney Nicole McMahon told the court.
Former Channel Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges after police confirmed they have ‘extensive footage’ of the night
The former face of game show Deal or No Deal pleaded not guilty to four charges via email from his lawyer at Waverley Local Court on Thursday
O’Keefe was charged with assault involving actual bodily harm, habitual assault, violating an AVO, and resisting an officer in the performance of his duty
O’Keefe will have to wait a year to challenge the charges, with a hearing scheduled for August 2022.
Police allege that the 49-year-old television star visited the woman’s home last Friday and that the couple had an argument.
He felt dizzy and short of breath and was taken to hospital for examination, but was later arrested.
He spent the night at the Surry Hills Police Station.
Court documents claimed that he resisted a policewoman doing her duties around 5 p.m. that evening.
The former TV star and his lawyer did not have to appear in court due to Covid rules.
The defense emailed Magistrate Carolyn Huntsman to inform her that O’Keefe pleaded not guilty to the four charges.
O’Keefe was exempt from attending the next mention of his case on Nov. 11, and he has strict bail conditions that prevent him from coming within 200 yards of the alleged victim’s home or communicating with her.
Two months ago, Mr. O’Keefe was charged with punching, kicking and spitting at his doctor’s girlfriend in a row over an ice pipe she claimed to be wearing at a party (pictured with his lawyer serving the Waverley court in June left)
Andrew O’Keefe has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges after police confirmed they have ‘extensive footage’ of the night he allegedly assaulted a woman
Following his arrest last week, O’Keefe told: Channel 10: ‘I just got back from last time… two strikes and you’re in this country’.
“I spent a night in the hospital, I spent a night in jail, despite an appointment with the police that was not going to happen.
“There is a dispute of facts, a major dispute of facts (of what happened Wednesday).”