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Private schoolboy Nicholas Drummond who punched a woman says HE’S being treated unfairly

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The privileged private schoolboy who beat a woman on a night out on Sydney’s north coast has claimed he is the one being treated unfairly after being ambushed by TV cameras.

Nicholas Drummond, a 20-year-old former Knox Grammar student, punched and knocked the young woman to the ground after he told her to “put her t*ts away” last December.

The graduate of the $34,110-a-year all-boys institution also broke her phone and assaulted another patron during his drunken outburst at the Greengate Hotel in Killara.

Drummond was originally slapped with a community release order and a conviction for assault and destruction of property, but after appealing the decision in the NSW District Court, he essentially walked out.

The anger in the community was palpable over the overturned conviction with victims’ rights groups claiming he was receiving special treatment from the courts.

Judge Robert Sutherland’s comments that the woman was wearing a “provocative” outfit also sparked outrage.

The privileged private schoolboy who beat a woman on a night out on Sydney’s north coast, Nicholas Drummond (pictured), has claimed he is the one being treated unfairly after being ambushed by TV cameras

But when approached by Channel Nine’s A Current Affair, the boy’s football coach said he was the one treated roughly.

Reporter Hannah Sinclair said, “Now is the time to apologize for your actions… I mean, come on.”

Mr Drummond replied: ‘It is not fair. Anyway.’

“I’ve apologized, but no one will listen.”

When Sinclair asked who he had apologized to, the boy fled to his car and drove off, hoping to escape the media spotlight.

Drummond was originally slapped with a community release order and a conviction for assault and destruction of property, but after appealing the decision in the NSW District Court, he essentially walked out.

Drummond was originally slapped with a community release order and a conviction for assault and destruction of property, but after appealing the decision in the NSW District Court, he essentially walked out.

Pictured above is the outfit that a judge described as 'provocative' before allowing Nick Drummond to walk without conviction despite punching the woman in the face

Pictured above is the outfit that a judge described as ‘provocative’ before allowing Nick Drummond to walk without conviction despite punching the woman in the face

Tarang Chawla, an anti-violence lawyer, said: “What is not fair is that a woman was punched in the face, verbally assaulted and assaulted and her property was damaged, and another man was attacked by Nicholas.”

The former Young Australian of the Year, whose sister was murdered at the hands of her partner, said he was disappointed the judge gave some credence to the view that her outfit may have been ‘provocative’.

“The courts have long taken advantage of people who have wealth, resources and rights and privileges to appeal decisions to pay expensive lawyers and lawyers and that is clearly what happened to Nicholas,” he told the program. .

“What a woman wears is not an excuse to call her names, let alone use physical violence against her.”

Tarang Chawla, an anti-violence lawyer, said: 'What is not fair is that a woman was punched in the face, verbally assaulted and assaulted and her property was damaged, and another man was attacked by Nicholas'

Tarang Chawla, an anti-violence lawyer, said: ‘What is not fair is that a woman was punched in the face, verbally assaulted and assaulted and her property was damaged, and another man was attacked by Nicholas’

Mr Drummond told the woman to 'get rid of her tits' and called her a 'slut' during a drunken night out at the Greengate Hotel in Killara (pictured)

Mr Drummond told the woman to ‘get rid of her tits’ and called her a ‘slut’ during a drunken night out at the Greengate Hotel in Killara (pictured)

Judge Sutherland brushed off Drummond’s behavior, noting that the incidents were fueled by his “loose tongue and loose thoughts” against a backdrop of excessive alcohol consumption.

“[He made]a lewd and completely inappropriate remark to someone he didn’t know, but whose clothing might have been perceived as provocative by a former student of Knox’s,” Judge Robert Sutherland said.

“I have no doubt that you will thank your mother and your lucky stars, and keep your nose clean, young man, and good luck with the coaching if you get to start again.”

He also cited the “particularly unfortunate and unhappy 2020” that Mr Drummond had seen as grounds for overturning the conviction for having experienced a breakup, dropping out of college and losing his dog.

In a recent conversation with Daily Mail Australia on the condition of anonymity, the woman said she was devastated by the judge’s ruling, especially the attention drawn to her outfit.

Community outrage was palpable over the overturned conviction with victim rights groups claiming Knox Grammar (pictured) graduated, he was given special treatment by the courts

Community outrage was palpable over the overturned conviction with victim rights groups claiming Knox Grammar (pictured) graduated, he was given special treatment by the courts

Women's health start-up Ovira parked huge billboard for Knox Grammar to support female victim of vicious assault by former college student Nick

Women’s health start-up Ovira parked huge billboard for Knox Grammar to support female victim of vicious assault by former college student Nick

“I am very disappointed with the judge’s comment because I don’t even think there should have been any comment on the clothes I was wearing,” she said.

“It made me feel like his actions were almost justified.”

The woman said she had not met Drummond prior to the attack and was discouraged that the judge referred to her outfit when he made his ruling not to include convictions for the attacks.

‘I didn’t find a long-sleeved shirt and shorts provocative. I went to private school myself and none of my friends seem so offended by what I was wearing,” she said.

‘It is a shame. I thought we were definitely moving forward in society and women were being listened to, but clearly not.’

Mr Drummond in a statement previously expressed his regret.

“I’m a 20 year old who did something terrible one night of my life and now I’ve been told it can be done one of two ways for me: being crushed to nothing by those who don’t know me or trying to rehabilitate and improve myself with it.” with a view to making a positive contribution to society for many years to come. I’m going for the latter.’

“Once again, sorry to everyone. ‘

For violence or abuse support, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

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