Musician Dan Sultan is accused of indecent assault from 2008 – after his rehabilitation and giving up alcohol to be a better father for his young daughter
- Then Sultan charged with indecent assault of alleged incident 12 years ago
- Victoria Police has confirmed that a man, 36, will appear in court in March
- ARIA-winning performer and his management still have to deal with accusations
- Indie rocker and children’s entertainer have started about the fight against alcohol
The Australian entertainer Dan Sultan will be in court next month for indecent assaults from nearly 12 years ago.
The indie rocker and children’s entertainer awarded with ARIA was indicted at the end of last year for an incident that would have occurred in Coburg in northern Melbourne in 2008.
Victoria Police confirmed that the singer, 36, had been accused of the alleged infringement and ordered to appear on March 16 at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
“Fawkner sexual offense and child abuse detective team detectives have sued a 36-year-old man after a sexual assault that took place in Coburg in September 2008,” a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.
“A man from Connells Point, NSW has been accused of one count of indecent abuse.”
Musician Dan Sultan (pictured with partner Bronnie) appears in court next month for alleged sexual abuse that took place in 2008
Sultan declined to comment on the allegations when contacted by The Sunday Telegraph at his Connells Point home in southern Sydney.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Sultan’s management for further comments.
Sultan has become one of Australia’s most loved entertainers since he burst out on the music scene with his debut album Homemade Biscuits in 2006.
He moved from Melbourne to Sydney a year ago.
The native actor, who has been sober for 20 months, is open about his earlier fight against alcoholism, which he described in an in-depth interview with the Adelaide advertiser in January.
He said that sobering saved his life.
The popular entertainer has won ARIA prizes as an indie rocker and children’s entertainer
“It sounds simple, but not drinking really helps,” he told the publication.
“I’ve done a lot of good work. I have not always been perfect … but I am a good person who likes to help people. I just shifted that attention to myself. “
‘I never really had the feeling that I had to do it (drink). It just sneaks in, man. “
Sultan credits his old partner Bronnie Jane Lee for his recovery, along with the birth of his daughter, who was born in June 2019 on the one-year anniversary of being sober.
He spent time in rehabilitation after a disastrous concert in Cairns in June 2018, where he fell “drunk” on stage, sang falsely and forgot the lyrics while performing the Britney Spears hit Baby again.
The native performer (pictured right with his partner) still has to deal with the accusations
He then issued a public apology to fans, which took place in the final phase of a national tour.
“I want to apologize to all my fans, especially those who were at the Cairns show. My behavior was unforgivable and disrespectful, “he added.
“I also want to apologize to the Tanks Arts Center staff for what happened. I take stock of my personal situation and seek professional help. “
He later described the incident as a wake-up call to stop drinking.
The native artist stopped drinking after a disastrous concert in June 2018
“I went to a place for a month, every day for rehabilitation. I stayed home and got up every morning and went there and came home at night, which was really good, “he said Sydney Morning Herald five months later.
“I felt okay, but what started to happen was that I had started black-out in the run-up to that and you don’t feel yourself black-out, you don’t know where you are … when you drink like that. “
The next scheduled performance of Sultan is the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Victoria on March 6.
Dan Sultan credits his old partner Bronnie Jane Lee for his recovery from alcoholism