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Matt Newton’s Lawyer Chris Murphy Has Turned Into His PR Manager

Matt Newton who was arrested last week in the USA has found one supporter in his lawyer Chris Murphy who appears to have morphed into his public relations manager.

He has been constantly tweeting since his arrest to try and put his view on the evening events. However maybe he should realise that his tweets actually continued the Matt Newton story today. Basically he added a new dimension to the story by putting out some denials on behalf of his client.

It should be noted he does not charge Matt Newton for his services.

He also tweeted this:

News:Matthew Newton. Statement from a highly regarded, Christian Minister/Psychologist who had been counselling MN in Miami ‘ When I went the bar, I asked to see the manager. I asked him if he had been there that night, that a friend of mine had been arrested. He said, “the australian”. Not in a derogatory way, but just as an identifier. I then asked if he could tell me what happened. He was very vague about how much Matt had to drink there, but said he was with a few other people. Apparently they asked him to leave and he went out and sat on their tables on the sidewalk. Then I guess they called the cops or there was a cop on the street. They asked him to leave and he did and then came back. The manager said the cops were being nice telling him to come back tomorrow. Matt didn’t leave and so they arrested him. The manager kept saying he was hammered.’

The Minister attended the scene the day after the incident. He had spent time in a professional meeting with Newton prior to the arrest event.

Other press reports state that the bar manager said Newton had ‘one beer’. Newton does not drink beer and witnesses state he had no alcohol at the Bar.

What I find interesting that Chris Murphy implies because a Β Christian Minister investigated the incident that his findings should be given creedence.

In fact does it matter if alcohol was involved or not as that was not why he was arrested. Allegedly the charges are for trespassing and resisting arrest nothing to do with intoxication.

Personally I think Chris Murphy has to STFU and realise that every time he tweets about Matt Newton he is reminding the general populous that his client has bashed women and has a mental illness. Basically Chris Murphy should kill the yarn not continue to create one.


1 littlepetal { 04.09.12 at 10:07 pm }

Mathew Newton can do no wrong. He forgot that he is not in Australia. In the States, you do what the police tell you to do. Nothing to do with alcohol. He is trying to bring alcohol into the picture.

2 Georgie { 04.09.12 at 10:08 pm }

MN is most likely on medication for his mental illness too, so even one drink would be a problem in terms of behaviour I’d reckon.

3 sue N { 04.10.12 at 7:47 am }

Matthew Newton is a loose cannon, who needs to grow up and take responsibility for his actions- tired of hearing about him getting away with disgusting and dangerous behaviour…just because he is bloody Matthew Newton! Can’t stand him, or the way he has behaved and been allowed to get away with. Mental illness is a very convenient excuse for him, methinks!!!!

4 Colleen { 04.10.12 at 8:44 am }

Totally agree sueN Matthew Newton is a spoilt, entitled brat and until his parents back away and Chris Murphy backs away and Newton is alone to find his own defense for his filthy temper his behaviour will continue. Mental illness is a cop out.

5 brain dead dave { 04.10.12 at 1:08 pm }

$inister Minister.

6 Calliegirl { 04.10.12 at 8:33 pm }

What a sad excuse for a man. He needs to grow up.

7 brain dead dave { 04.10.12 at 10:02 pm }

Mr Murphy could have named this “highly regarded” Christian counsellor/psychologist so that his awesome credentials could be Googled and verified. But,no. Quelle surprise.

8 elizabeth { 05.03.12 at 11:31 am }

On the news – definitely on the early news on TV, a person who they said was Matthew in his Hotel room wearing jeans was being arrested and he did not run off at all. The pulling of his hands away from the cuffs would be understandable as he would not know what hell was going on; he had a trimmed beard and clean shaven, and was a thinner person. How is that resisting arrest? Resisting arrest is trying to jump out of the window or running out the door.
The law as I understand it says you cannot be arrested in the same hour twice once wearing track pants down stairs and slouching and one wearing jeans in your room upstairs standing up straight. Mat is a peaceful man and he does not slouch and he stands up straight. He is a skinny person.

9 sue N { 05.03.12 at 12:55 pm }

sure Elizabeth, sure.. delusion is catching is it????

10 elizabeth { 05.03.12 at 2:55 pm }

I have now formally requested that the Australian Federal Police and Fraud Squad to find out who you are and charge you with defamation. And I have referred your identity to the Australian Taxation Office requesting a Taxation audit on you and everyone you have contacted since 1975 socially and in business, as you words are identical to Australian Taxation evaders. Even if you have your own men in the Taxation office to block your investigation – this request by passes them too.

11 Georgie { 05.03.12 at 4:44 pm }

WTF? And everyone in Australia is under arrest – right!

12 Culinary Boner { 05.03.12 at 4:56 pm }

This isn’t a cameo from one of The Dictator’s bodyguards isn’t it?

13 sue N { 05.03.12 at 5:01 pm }

Elizabeth- you either to take a few less or a few more of those little white pills the doctors recommended for you!!!!! πŸ˜‰

14 Culinary Boner { 05.03.12 at 5:07 pm }

“Mat is a peaceful man” – so was that character David Carradine played in Kung Fu. Especially in slow-mo.

15 brain dead dave { 05.03.12 at 5:12 pm }

More of a pi$$ful man is what I’m picking up.

16 Ronald Coleman { 05.12.12 at 12:11 pm }

Matthew Newton was on about “Meat” on his Hollywood stint in Miami – Life’s a What ( a shambles ) BBQ Chicken – he was talking to those who know something about others who have wondered into the next room and might be desired for their functioning organs – ( life’s a what ) – a Jewish ceramonial observance – leave the table – Leviticus – Levitate – that’s why he looked so soft – what are you ? A BBQ Chicken –

17 turkey { 05.31.12 at 1:11 am }

I like Matts stubble it looks soft and fluffy, Id like to pat him while we read Twilight and eat ham.

18 Dick Goblin { 12.17.12 at 2:34 pm }

Chris Murphy should learn when to shut the fuck up, dithering old fool !