Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is because of face courtroom subsequent month within the Australian capital of Canberra after allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend late final yr, in response to Australian information experiences.
When requested concerning the courtroom look on Tuesday, Australian police advised CNN in a press release: “ACT Policing can verify a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates courtroom on the 2nd of August in relation to at least one cost of frequent assault following an incident in December 2021.”
Barrister Jason Moffett, who’s reportedly representing Kyrgios, advised The Canberra Times, which first reported the information, that he had been briefed on the matter, which was “within the context of a home relationship.” Moffett mentioned his shopper is conscious of the cost.
“The character of the allegation is severe, and Mr. Kyrgios takes the allegation very significantly,” Moffett advised The Canberra Instances.
“Given the matter is earlier than the courtroom … he doesn’t have a remark at this stage, however within the fullness of time, we’ll difficulty a media launch,” Moffett added.
Amid experiences that Kyrgios had been formally charged, Kyrgios’ authorized illustration clarified in a press release despatched to CNN: “These days, the allegations should not thought-about as reality by the Court docket, and Mr Kyrgios shouldn’t be thought-about charged with an offence till the First Look.
“Till the Court docket formally accepts the Prosecution might be continuing with a cost, and that the cost earlier than the Court docket is to be utilized to the particular person summoned to look, it might be deceptive to the general public to explain the Summons in another method than a proper path to look to face allegations, the exact nature of which is neither sure at this second nor confirmed by both the Prosecution or Mr Kyrgios.”
Kyrgios, who is because of play Chile’s Cristian Garín on Wednesday at Wimbledon, has reached his first grand slam quarterfinal in seven years.
“We now have been made conscious of authorized proceedings involving Nick Kyrgios in Australia, and as they’re ongoing, we aren’t able to supply a remark,” an All England Membership spokesperson mentioned in a press release despatched to CNN, including that Kyrgios stays scheduled for his quarter-final match on Wednesday.
Correction: This story has been up to date to mirror that Kyrgios has been summoned in relation to the cost.