In Australia, just like in America, we have our celebrity royalty. Bert and Patti Newton have reigned supreme for the past forty years as hosts of just about every cheesy TV variety show imaginable. But now they are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Their son Matthew Newton, (33) rising star on Australian TV has just beaten up his second girlfriend. The conviction in the first case was quashed and his second girlfriend, Rachael Taylor, star of “The Transformers” has taken an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) out and started legal action against him. He is alleged to have beaten her up and given her head injuries in Rome two weeks ago.
My heart goes out to her, I wish her well and I hope she is receiving support from loved ones as well. I also wholeheartedly respect and support her decision to go ahead and have him charged. As Bert said, “There are no winners in this situation.”