Ebene News – UA – TV host Abandoned by Seven after alleged assault on girlfriend was involuntarily hospitalized in hospital for weeks

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TV host Andrew O’Keefe has been involuntarily hospitalized in a Sydney hospital since allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, court has heard

The 49-year-old was charged with common assault after New South Wales police were called to a unit in Randwick, on the outskirts of the city, in late January

His lawyer, Kara Greiner, today delivered a letter to the local Waverley court stating that Mr. O’Keefe is treated at Prince of Wales Hospital

Magistrate Ross Hudson, citing the letter, said Mr. O’Keefe had been an involuntary patient there since January 30

Ms Greiner told the court at the next hearing in April that Mr O’Keefe reportedly calls for case to be dealt with under mental health legislation

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However, she agreed that an “indicative” guilty plea could be noted, should the application fail

After this mention, another lawyer, Claudette Chua, told the media that he was “not the aggressor” and claimed that Dr Lavee would have “a lot to answer”

After her arrest, a statement from Seven said the company was “very concerned” to read reports of the incident, given her 17-year relationship with Mr. O’Keefe

“The Chase Australia is not currently in production,” said the statement, released in early February

“Production will resume soon and it remains to be decided who will host future series”

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Ebene News – UA – TV host abandoned by Seven after alleged assault on girlfriend was involuntarily hospitalized for weeks

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-18/andrew-okeefe-involuntary-inpatient-at-sydney-hospital-court/13166790