Ben Roberts-Smith, General Manager of Seven Brisbane, will not be charged after police dropped an investigation into allegations of domestic violence, citing insufficient evidence.
The Australian reports six weeks after Roberts-Smith was named in media articles as being the subject of a domestic violence complaint, ACT Police have written to him to advise he has no case to answer.
Last month, he began defamation proceedings in the Federal Court against Fairfax and journalists who wrote the articles.
“The article published about me in Fairfax newspapers today contains a catalogue of lies, fabrications and misrepresentations. It is the culmination of many months of malicious and highly damaging allegations, all of which will be vigorously defended,” he said in a statement at the time.
Roberts-Smith, 2013 Australian Father of the Year, was recruited to Seven in 2015, later becoming General Manager of Seven Queensland then General Manager of Seven Brisbane.