Two year AVO for Matthew Newton

Actress Rachael Taylor was granted a two year apprehended domestic violence order against Matthew Newton at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court today.

The AVO follows an alleged assault by the former X Factor host in Rome in August.

No criminal charges have been laid over the allegations.

The AVO prohibits Newton from approaching or contacting Taylor except through lawyers, and orders him not to assault, molest, harass or threaten her or her family, or enter buildings where she may live or work. Newton did not oppose the order.

Outside the court, Taylor told media, “Today was a first and necessary step.

“I’m very happy to be spending more time in Sydney safely.”

Newton continues his rehabilition at a Sydney psychiatric clinic.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, AAP,

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