Big Brother Runner-Up convicted

2008 Big Brother runner-up Rory Ammon was this week convicted on charges relating to an incident last October in Geelong.

Ammon pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court to resisting police, refusing to state his name and address, indecent language, riotous behaviour and being drunk in a public place.

The court heard police arrived after Ammon’s taxi driver had asked them to get out but they had initially refused.

According to the Geelong Advertiser, Police prosecutor Sen-Constable Allen said, “After repeated requests Ammon got out and police observed he was unsteady on his feet and smelt of intoxicating liquor.

“He then became abusive yelling, ‘F…ing taxis, f…ing cops’.

When warned to behave himself, Ammon reportedly yelled, “‘I’m going to f…ing smash you’.”

When asked his details, he yelled, “F… off, you know who I am”.

After officers attempted to handcuff him, he resisted, was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed but continued to struggle with police until he was subdued with capsicum spray.

Ammon’s lawyer attributed the incident to the pressures of fame.

Despite his reality television appearance in 2008, magistrate Stephen Myall said he had never heard of Ammon (fair enough) or Big Brother (what the?).

Ammon was convicted on all counts, fined $1000 and banned from CBD nightspots for three months.

In October 2008, he was charged for his part in an alleged assault of a cyclist.

Source: Geelong Advertiser


  1. re: ‘party tricks’… Blake… if you “can name, in order of eviction to winner, every contestant for all 8 seasons. From Andi all the way through to Terri.”…. at what season does it usually stop being a ‘party’?

  2. @Andrew In regards to your “name every BB contestant to have ever appeared” statement, due to my former love for BB, this is one of those ‘party tricks’ I can do. I can name, in order of eviction to winner, every contestant for all 8 seasons. From Andi all the way through to Terri.

  3. To be fair, he is very well known in the Geelong / Torquay area and is always written up as the former big brother star in the Geelong Addy and the local papers. He is often listed as being at one function or another in the area. And this is not his first time in court.

  4. “Ammon’s lawyer attributed the incident to the pressures of fame.” that is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Ask Kylie Minogue about “pressures of fame” or ask Britney or ask Oprah… they are people having to cope with fame… this guy can not claim even the remotest connection to “fame” and certainly not for any sort of legal defense

    @KFed: If I asked you to name just off-hand the names of every BB contestant to have ever appeared, you’d remember them all? I watched plenty of Big Brother and even I struggled to remember this guy. And I realise the magistrate can be forgiven for not knowing him either, but for him to claim ignorance about even knowing the existence of Big Brother the show? Come on what rock has he been living under? He’d never seen a news bulletin, read a newspaper, seen an advertisement on the TV, had family members mention it? It’s a bit hard to have dodged any reference to Big Brother in eight years!!

  5. tasmanian devil

    Which is the bigger lie? Rory Ammon’s behaviour should be blamed on the fact he is a celebrity, Rory Ammon is a celebrity, or Stephen Myall has never heard of Big Brother?

  6. who is he again and who won the last show again and who won idol. i forgot already and haven’t about them lately.

    that’s what reality tv can do to these idiots

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