Bail conditions for suspended Today show supervising producer Tom Nicol have been varied following a court appearance at Waverley Local Court.
News.com.au reports the 32-year-old is charged with sexual intercourse without consent and stands accused of assaulting a woman at his eastern suburbs home after a night drinking on January 29. He was released on bail in February.
The court heard on Tuesday the alleged victim became highly intoxicated, putting her in a state of “considerable vulnerability”, and drugs may have been consumed on the night.
Nicol has strongly denied the claims and vows to fight them in court.
Lawyer Penny Musgrave today argued bail conditions were onerous as Nicol faced a lengthy period, of up to 2 years, until court proceedings were concluded.
Bail was varied to allow him outside his Bondi home after 8pm, in return for an extra day of reporting to police and submitting himself to drug and alcohol testing. A request for social media accounts access was denied.
Nicol was suspended by Nine following charges.
The case returns to court in May.