Estate agent who called Northern Territory leader a ‘cream pie’ reveals why she did it
The estate agent who threw a “cream pie” in Natasha Fyles’ face has told the Northern Territory Chief Minister to “get over it” while revealing why she did it.
Suzi Milgate, director of Milgate Real Estate, surprised Ms Fyles outside the shops at Nightcliff Markets, northwest of Darwin, about 11.40am on Sunday.
She was charged with aggravated assault and released on bail to appear in a Darwin Local Court on October 10.
Ms Milgate admitted on Monday she made a “minor mistake” in attacking Ms Fyles, but claims the incident was the result of boiling over “frustration” in the community.
Suzi Milgate (above) was filmed hitting Chief Minister Natasha Fyles with a plate of crème fraîche on Sunday.
“It was just a custard pie out of frustration,” she said. News from the sky.
“She won’t talk to people and address the real issues in Darwin.
“All the crime, the violence, the murders and not being able to respond to any of us regarding community concerns.”
Asked if she regretted the alleged assault, Ms Milgate said Ms Fyles was not at risk of harm.
“What, a cream pie?” For fuck’s sake. This isn’t assault, is it fucking creampie assault? And it’s crème fraîche, how hard is crème fraîche?, she said.
“It’s a slight error. She’s a custard pie, tell her to get over herself.
She added that she “didn’t want to hurt him.”
“It’s a slight mistake of crème fraîche tart,” she said.
A witness said Natasha Fyles (above) “was very shocked and quite taken aback” by the attack.
Footage captured by witnesses to the incident on Sunday shows Ms Milgate rushing towards an unsuspecting and smiling Ms Fyles as she left a bank and shoving the cream-covered pancake in her face.
A witness told the NT News that Ms Fyles “was very shocked and quite taken aback”.
“The woman moved away from Natasha as she wiped the cream off her face,” they said.
“(The Chief Minister) took out her phone and was trying to film and photograph the incident. There were a few people around her supporting her, but she didn’t seem to be in any danger.
Ms Fyles was attending a 15th anniversary celebration of the Bendigo Bank branch in Nightcliff, which is in her electorate.
Nightcliff market manager Ross Dudgeon condemned the alleged attack.
“The Chief Minister is quite upset,” he said.
“It’s always been a relaxed community market. There is a difference between protesting peacefully and being hateful and violent. This is simply not the case.
“Natasha is still here every Sunday, having a smoothie and she should never be exposed to this kind of aggression and violence.”
Ms Milgate (pictured attacking Ms Fyles) was charged with aggravated assault and released on bail to appear in a Darwin Local Court on October 10.
NT Police Commissioner Michael Murphy said NT Police were considering whether security needed to be increased for the territory’s chief.
“It’s about appreciating the threat and the risk assessment, how it presents itself and the type of policing activities we put in place around people and making sure they’re safe.” , he told The Australian.
Ms Fyles said the “good hit” caused her some pain and left her with bruising around one eye, but she would not be deterred from riding with the public.
“I was a little uncomfortable yesterday and this morning, but I am fine,” the chief minister said on Monday. “I’m back to work, I’m going to get started.
“One of the advantages of the territory is that you can see deputies moving around the community, you can approach them.
“I’m always up for a tough conversation.
“That won’t deter me, I’ll go back to the community because that’s what’s so important to me.”