TV star Andrew O’Keefe is charged with assault and breaking an AVO just two months after the domestic abuse charge was dismissed and sent to rehab
- Andrew O’Keefe was arrested Friday night and charged with assault
- The charges against the 49-year-old ex-TV presenter relate to a domestic incident
- In June, Mr O’Keefe was acquitted of DV mental health charges
- They covered an incident where his two-year-old ex-lover, Dr. Orly Lavee. was involved
Ex-Channel 7 presenter Andrew O’Keefe has been charged with assault and breaking an AVO after being arrested Friday night, despite being acquitted of similar charges just two months ago.
The 49-year-old TV star was arrested by police at 5pm at an apartment on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD after an alleged domestic incident involving a woman in the city’s eastern suburbs on Wednesday.
Mr O’Keefe has been charged with assault involving actual bodily harm, habitual assault, violating an AVO and resisting an officer on duty, NSW police told the Daily Mail Australia in a statement.
The former host of Deal or No Deal was released on bail at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, commenting: Channel 10 reporters heading out of court: ‘Well, I just got back from last time… two strikes and you’re in this country’.
Ex-Channel 7 host Andrew O’Keefe has been charged with assault and breaking an AVO
The former host of Deal or No Deal was released on bail at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday and told Channel 10 reporters as he left the courtroom: ‘Well, I just got back from last time…two strikes and you’re in this country’
“I spent a night in the hospital, I spent a night in jail, despite an appointment with the police that was not going to happen. There is a dispute of facts, a major dispute of facts (from what happened on Wednesday).’
He will appear in court again later this week.
Two months ago, Mr. O’Keefe was charged with hitting, kicking and spitting at his doctor’s girlfriend in a row over an ice pipe she claimed to be wearing at a party.
He appeared before Waverley Local Court in Sydney on June 25, charged with three charges of assaulting his two-year-old ex-lover, Dr. Orly Lavee.
Two of the charges, which took place at their home in Randwick, were dismissed on mental health grounds, although his lawyers indicated he would have pleaded guilty otherwise.
A third assault charge related to an alleged incident in Kangaroo Valley earlier this year and was dropped by prosecutors.
The court heard that Mr. O’Keefe, who suffers from bipolar and substance abuse disorders, was in a “hypermanic” state when he met Dr. Lavee assaulted his home on January 30 after the couple attended a birthday party in Surry Hills.
Two months ago, Mr. O’Keefe was charged with punching, kicking and spitting at his doctor’s girlfriend in a row over an ice pipe she claimed to be wearing at a party (pictured with his lawyer serving the Waverley court in June left)
He appeared before Waverley Local Court in Sydney on 25 June, charged with three times assaulting his ex-lover of two years, Dr. Orly Lavee (both pictured)
Magistrate Hudson found that Mr. O’Keefe was in a “hypermanic” bipolar state at the time of the offense, remorseful and remorseful.
He has had dozens of psychological and psychiatric appointments and weeks-long mental health stays since the incident.
The court heard that Mr. O’Keefe’s family had an extensive history of mood disorders.
His rock star uncle Johnny O’Keefe spent two months in Ryde Psychiatric Hospital almost every year, the court heard.
An arrest warrant was issued for violence between the former couple.
When Daily Mail Australia asked Mr O’Keefe out of court if his television career was over, he said: ‘I’m not sure if I’m over or if TV is over.’