Andrew O’Keefe pleads not guilty to new charges
Former Seven presenter was not required to appear in a Sydney court today.
Former Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe has pleaded not guilty to new domestic violence charges.
O’Keefe is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm common assault, contravening an apprehended violence order and resisting police.
He was not required to appear in a Sydney court today due to COVID rules.
The defence emailed Magistrate Carolyn Huntsman to inform her O’Keefe was pleading not guilty to the four charges.
Prosecutors said they had a large amount of footage of the incident involving O’Keefe – which allegedly occurred at a Point Piper home on Friday night.
O’Keefe was also excused from attending the next mention of his case on November 11, and has strict bail conditions in place that prevent him from going within 200metres of the alleged victim’s home, or communicating with her.
On Saturday O’Keefe said he would “vigorously” defend the charges.
“I’m just getting back from last time,” he told 10 News First. “Two strikes and you’re out in this country.”
He added, “It’s certainly not where I want to be. And certainly not where I anticipated I would be.”
He was also excused from attending the next mention of his case on November 11.
A hearing is set down for August 2022.
Source: Daily Mail