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Matt Newton Arrested Again But This Time In The USA

Former X Factor host Matthew Newton has been arrested again, but this time in Miami, USA.

He has been charged with  resisting police and trespassing on property after a warning.

The Daily Telegraph reports:

On Thursday evening (EDT), it is believed the actor was drinking at Mr. Moe’s Restaurant and Bar in Miami, Florida with two friends when asked to leave the premises.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Moe’s store manager ‘Jason’ said the actor was “belligerent” and refused to leave the venue.

“He was really drunk and was asked to leave a few times,” the manager said.

“He kept coming back so they arrested him. He tried to fight back against police which is where I imagine he got the bruise to his face, despite his friend trying to move him away,” he added.

How did he actually get a visa to get into the USA or is it because he has up until this point avoided a criminal record that he slipped through the loopholes?

His lawyer Chris Murphy has come out and defended him saying.

However lawyer Chris Murphy took to Twitter to vigorously defend his client.

“Matthew Newton is in Miami to attend arranged appointments with medical experts. He is being cared for by a health professional,” Mr Murphy said.

Really well clearly his medical care is not working, he clearly requires help but also he needs to start helping himself.


1 Georgie { 04.08.12 at 2:16 pm }

I saw the headline on the net earlier today – obviously the treatment he’s getting isn’t for alcohol abuse!

Agree RR – about time he started taking some responsibility for his own health and welfare.

2 littlepetal { 04.08.12 at 2:30 pm }

The law should not treat ‘celebrities’ and sports people differently. Do the crime, do the time. So many times these people get off and the normal citizens get convicted for the same actions.

Same goes for Ben Cousins.

3 brain dead dave { 04.08.12 at 2:44 pm }

I wonder who this “health professional ” is? From the look of the photo,he/she is not doing a good job.

Dr Jack Daniels? Of course, Miami is the perfect place to go and get straightened out.

4 Georgie { 04.08.12 at 2:53 pm }

Mum, Dad and Chris Murphy probably thought the US was far enough away to keep Matt out of the media – wrong!

5 smauge { 04.08.12 at 7:13 pm }

Well littlepetal, I imagine his celebrity status would be a bit dim in the US. He could be in for a rude shock.

6 sue N { 04.08.12 at 7:59 pm }

at some point people need to stop making pathetic excuses for this person, and he needs to “man up” and take some bloody responsibility for himself and his actions. Tired of the special treatment he and some other so called “celebrities” get- no wonder they think they can get away with friggin anything!!! grrr :(

7 Andrea { 04.09.12 at 11:35 am }

Agree with you Sue N, its about time he changed his ways and stopped relying on his famous name to get him out of situations and blaming everyone else. he even blamed the bar staff for picking on him because hes an Australian! What rubbish! How does he even afford to go to USA and other countries? I thought he was broke as he doesnt seem to work anymore. Id love to go to USA but have never been able to afford it, but people like him just take it for granted and go even with a police record, it seems to be so easy for them! Feel sorry for his parents, they must wonder where they went wrong.

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