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Revealed: Michael Slater’s bizarre Instagram post was shared just 48 hours before cricket legend was hit with avalanche of domestic violence charges

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Michael Slater shared this post just two days before he was accused of domestic violence.
  • Michael Slater shared a bizarre post on social media ahead of his latest charges.
  • Slater, 54, was charged with 18 counts of domestic violence in court
  • He shared a message about ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘corruption’ on Instagram

Michael Slater shared a post about “hypocrisy” and “corruption” just 48 hours before he was hit with a series of new domestic violence charges.

The Australian cricket great faces 18 charges relating to domestic violence, including alleged suffocation and strangulation, assault occasioning bodily harm, four counts of common assault, unlawful harassment and breaking and entering a dwelling at night.

He is also charged with allegedly violating bail conditions.

Slater, 54, failed to appear at Maroochydore Magistrates Court in Queensland on Monday while remaining behind bars at Maroochydore police station.

But it has since emerged that Slater recently shared a post about “hypocrisy” and “corruption” on his Instagram account over the weekend.

Michael Slater shared this post just two days before he was accused of domestic violence.

Slater was arrested over the weekend and remains behind bars at a Queensland police station.

Slater was arrested over the weekend and remains behind bars at a Queensland police station.

“Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption,” the post said.

It is not known whether he posted the message before or after his arrest.

No statements have been filed on his behalf.

Slater was remanded in custody and will return to court on April 16 for a bail application, and the court’s duty lawyer told the magistrate he is inquiring into a rehabilitation center for the former cricket star.

Last October, the former Test opening batsman sought mental health treatment at a private men’s retreat after being accused of allegedly attacking a police officer.

“Unfortunately, the defendant’s health has deteriorated to such an extent that his psychologist ordered that he be admitted for treatment for his own safety and well-being,” stated a letter to the court written by Slater’s attorney, Tony Krahenbring.

Queensland Police were called to a Noosa Heads home shortly before midnight on March 31, 2023 following reports of a matter involving domestic violence and a medical incident at the property.

Police alleged Slater assaulted an officer at the Noosa Heads address.

Slater (pictured outside court last year) has been hit with a long list of domestic violence-related charges after being arrested over the weekend.

Slater (pictured outside court last year) has been hit with a long list of domestic violence-related charges after being arrested over the weekend.

On November 8 last year he was found guilty of common assault, breaching a restraining order and two other offenses against a woman.

Magistrate Robyn Denes said the offense involved highlights of domestic violence offences, allegations of infidelity, demands to see phones, restrictions on who she could meet and speak to, and threats of self-harm.

He was labeled a ‘domestic abuser’ when it was revealed that he pulled his ex-girlfriend’s hoodie and made her fall onto a table in April 2023.

Slater then attempted to email, text and call her more than 100 times, violating a domestic violence order.

He was sentenced to two years in prison to be served in the community.

The former Channel Nine commentator played 74 Tests for Australia in an eight-year career, scoring 5,312 runs and 14 centuries in the long form of the game.

He also starred in 42 one-day internationals for his country.

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