VIDEO: The tennis player Kyrgios insults the referee and furiously destroys his rackets


Feb 3, 2023 05:05 GMT

Kyrgios was accused of pushing Chiara Passari during an altercation in an Uber.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, 27, pleaded guilty this Friday before a Canberra court to assaulting his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari, during an argument in January 2021. His lawyers were unable to get the charge dismissed on health grounds mental.

Kyrgios was accused of pushing Passari to the sidewalk after she prevented him from closing the door of an Uber as the taxi was about to pull away. The woman reported the assault to the Police the following month, and the formal complaint was filed only in December 2021.

His lawyers were unsuccessful in getting the charge dismissed on mental health grounds, as the court argued that the defendant does not suffer from any significant depressive illness, and Kyrgios himself accepted a count of common assault.

However, Justice Beth Campbell dismissed the charge, ruling that no sentence should be imposed in this case.

In Australia, the common assault charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail. The law empowers magistrates to dismiss a charge if they are convinced that the accused suffers from a mental problem.

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