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Celebrity Apprentice Probably Would Not Touch Matt Newton

There is a general consensus that Matt Newton’s performing career is officially over.

Matt Newton yesterday was charged with assaulting a taxi driver.

The Daily Telegraph reports the incident occurred on Sunday 4 December at 10.30am. It is alleged he assaulted a 66 year old taxi driver.

“The driver alleges he then became aggressive and punched (the taxi driver) in the head,” a police spokesman said.

Both parties got out of the car and Newton is alleged to have hit the driver again. The night before he was seen hanging out in his old haunt Kings Cross, starting with a dinner at Mexican eatery Barrio Chino with long-time lawyer Chris Murphy.

Mr Murphy said in a statement Newton intended to defend the charges.

“The footage taken within the taxi does not show any assault within the vehicle as alleged,” Mr Murphy said.

Maybe Matt asked to go to the airport and the taxi driver did not know where it was….

Seriously Matt Newton who is on the record for saying suffers from bipolar disorder, OCD, and post traumatic stress syndrome (he has not stated what the trauma was the precipitated the syndrome), will struggle to regain performing work even if he is found innocent of this charge.

A few weeks ago Matt Newton was on ACA talking about his mental illness but at the time drew criticism for not making a public apology to his former girlfriends. In the interview he blamed is mental illness and also said he was violent towards men as well.

Reality TV has been a way former celebrities have rehabilitated themselves however I suspect even he could not get a gig on Celebrity Apprentice. His only hope is getting a gig on an Australian version of Celebrity Rehab.

I find this story quite sad for all involved especially Rachel Taylor and Brooke Satchwell who must find it difficult each time this story hits the media.


1 Culinary Boner { 12.15.11 at 10:39 am }

And here I was jokingly calling him Begbie… (presuming this allegation is validated of course).

Hey Matt! Manu is pissed off you didn’t you go to his establishment and have a quiet night of aperitifs, witty repartee and froggy morsels, instead of reinforcing his earth-shattering observation that: “I think Kings Cross in general is dying as a dining precinct. People don’t seem to want to come to the Cross to eat, they just want to get pissed”


2 Observer { 12.15.11 at 11:31 am }

At least it’s finally good to hear that Matt doesn’t only hit women. We now know that he’s not afraid to take a shot at a bloke. Oh, hang on, one who’s more than twice his age. What a guy!

3 SEDI { 12.15.11 at 2:04 pm }

It is still so weird to think that THAT has come out of Bert and Patti Newton. Where did they go wrong??

What will be the next step for him – jail time? Is that the only way he will fix himself up? Undoubtedly he would get off on insanity and end up in rehab again.

4 Culinary Boner { 12.15.11 at 3:28 pm }
5 Georgie { 12.15.11 at 3:36 pm }

Now that would be a good job for Matthew Newton – a warm up act for Alter-ego!

6 brain dead dave { 12.15.11 at 3:52 pm }

Celebrity Apprentice copped a bollocking on ABC breakfast show today,described as “awful people behaving awfully” Sounds right up Matthew Newton’s alley. Unfortunately he’s become what the military call a ****ed unit.

I can do without Bert’s mega plastic,sickening Xmas cheer,too.

7 Reality Raver { 12.16.11 at 11:19 am }

BDD – That ABC were scathing about Celeb App is not surprising. I think it is the policy on ABC to be negative about reality TV unless it is their own. In fact they have a very interesting one coming up next year hosted by Andrew Gunsberg who was formerly known as Andrew G about photography.

UPDATE: Matt Newton’s lawyer also put out a statement saying the photos of Matt at King Cross – he had been attending a children’s party at the time. Not sure what that has to do with the assault charges, but probably wanting to get out there that he was not on the grog.

8 brain dead dave { 12.16.11 at 3:46 pm }

The only question is…how many of the children did he punch?

RR,that was co compere Virginia whatsername on the ABC breakfast show making the disparaging comments about Celebrity Apprentice.
I’m sick of $unrise and Today.

9 Natalie { 12.19.11 at 12:54 am }

As usual, your facts are screwed and your proofreading is crap.

10 brain dead dave { 12.20.11 at 3:35 pm }

Hey Natalie. You should know that it’s proof-reading. You’re crapping in your own nest. Thanks . One born every minute.