Kurtley Beale’s wife is staying at the Wallabies star’s side – with the pair pictured together on a morning beach walk after he was accused of raping a woman in the toilet of a popular Bondi pub.
Beale, wearing a white cap, white t-shirt, white sneakers and gray shorts, pushed their young baby in a stroller while his wife Maddi, dressed all in black, walked beside him around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the eastern suburb of Bronte of Sydney.
Beale, 34, has been released on bail after being charged in January with allegedly sexually assaulting a 28-year-old woman in the toilets of the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi.
According to the police, the assault took place on December 17 last year. The Australian rugby league international has denied the allegations.
At a recent bail hearing, it was said that there was a taped conversation between Beale and his alleged victim and that the rugby player reportedly sent a message to a friend saying he had ‘messed up’.
Australian rugby international Kurtley Beale (centre) is pictured with his wife Maddi and their baby on a morning stroll on Bronte Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs
Beale (pictured) gestured while talking on the phone as he walked through eastern Sydney
Beale has been charged with two counts of sexually touching another person without consent, inciting another to touch them sexually without consent and having sexual intercourse without consent.
Prosecutor Scott Thompson said the courthouse police recorded a conversation between Beale and the alleged victim. “That conversation refers to what I would say (were) confessions,” he said.
Sergeant Thompson told the court that Beale allegedly sent a message to a friend saying ‘Yeah I messed up, I got to the pub before Chrissy’.
But Beale’s attorney, Stephen Stanton, argued that the calls and texts were “an admission of infidelity, no more, no less,” and unrelated to the assault allegations.
Beale, who has played 95 Tests for Australia, was granted bail on the condition that he does not contact the alleged victim or enter an airport.
He has also been forced to surrender his passport and must report to Waverley Police Station twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
After Beale (left in the picture) handed the pram to his wife (right), they both called
Beale (pictured) has been accused of raping a woman in the toilet of a Bondi pub
Tattooed Wallabies star Kurtley Beale is photographed on the phone walking down Bronte Beach
Beale subsequently obtained a restraining order to protect the woman he is accused of raping.
The pre-trial detention order was issued after Beale was released on bail.
Under the terms of the warrant, Beale is prohibited from approaching or contacting the 28-year-old woman he allegedly raped, except through a lawyer.
He is also not allowed to try to find the woman, or go within 100 meters of where she lives or works.
Standard AVO terms prevent Beale from assaulting, threatening, stalking, harassing or harassing the alleged victim or anyone she has a domestic relationship with.
There is no suggestion that Beale did any of those things, only that the police sought the warrant.
The player was supported by his wife when his bail application was granted. Ms Beale gave birth to the couple’s first child in October.
Beale’s sexual assault charges will be presented to Waverley local court on March 22.
Rugby Australia said in a statement that Beale would remain suspended while he continued to appear in court.
Kurtley Beale has been suspended from all forms of rugby with immediate effect pending the completion of the legal proceedings.
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has been hit with a restraining order to protect the woman he is accused of raping at a hotel in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He is pictured with wife Maddi, who supported the 34-year-old when he appeared in court
“This move follows Mr Beale’s arrest and subsequent charge of serious criminal offenses and is in line with Rugby Australia’s Code of Conduct for Professional Players.”
Beale took part in a 44-man Wallabies training camp on the Gold Coast in January.
He recently returned to Australia after several years in France to play the Super Rugby season with the NSW Waratahs.
Beale has spent most of his decade-plus Super Rugby career with the Waratahs, apart from a brief stint with the Melbourne Rebels.