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Newton Accused Of Assaulting Taxi Driver

14 December 2011 4:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Australian actor Matthew Newton is facing assault charges over allegations he punched a taxi driver in Sydney earlier this month.

The 35-year-old star is accused of attacking the cab driver after becoming aggressive during a ride through the city on 4 December and police investigating the alleged incident have now charged Newton with two counts of assault.

The actor's lawyer, Chris Murphy, is adamant video footage shot inside the taxi shows his client merely pushed the driver in the chest, according to Abc.net.au.

Newton is expected to appear at North Sydney Local Court early next year. »

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Connecticut Congressman Blasts Lowe's on House Floor (Video)

13 December 2011 12:51 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lowe's decision to pull advertising from TLC's All-American Muslim has made it's way to the Capitol.  On Tuesday, Democratic Ct congressman Chris Murphy spoke to the House of Representatives regarding the company's decision to remove its ads after receiving complaints by the Florida Family Association that accused the show of trying to hid anti-American views in the Muslim faith.  Photos: 10 of TV's Biggest Television Show Controversies In a nearly-five minute speech, Murphy, who is currently running for Joe Lieberman's Senate seat, said this type of "anti-Muslim bigotry" is not uncommon. "But, it's one

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Matthew Newton "fine" after leaving clinic

12 June 2011 8:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew Newton is reportedly doing "fine" after leaving rehab. The Australian actor, who is best known for his role in crime drama Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, has moved out of Sydney's Northwest Private Clinic after more than 200 days of psychiatric treatment. Newton initially entered the centre last year after allegedly attacking former girlfriend Rachael Taylor during a trip to Rome. He briefly checked out earlier this year before breaking his apprehended violence order by trying to get in touch with Taylor and then entered the clinic again. His lawyer Chris Murphy told The Daily Telegraph: "I can tell you he is now out of the clinic and I'm (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Matthew Newton leaves rehab centre?

19 May 2011 4:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew Newton is believed to have left rehab. The Australian actor, who is best known for his role in Underbelly and as entertainment couple Bert and Patti Newton's son, has reportedly been encouraged to check out of the Northside West Private Clinic by his counsellors. Family friends have told The Daily Telegraph that Newton's mental health professionals advised him to leave the Sydney centre where he has lived since last August amid concerns that he is becoming institutionalised. The star was spotted getting out of a car in the city earlier this week, but his lawyer Chris Murphy has refused to comment about his rumoured release. (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Charges against Matthew Newton dropped

13 April 2011 10:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew Newton has had charges against him dropped in a Sydney court. The 34-year-old Australian actor, who was accused of breaching an apprehended violence order earlier this year, was cleared after his lawyer Chris Murphy told the magistrate that he is suffering from a significant mental illness. Newton broke the rules of his restraining order in February by trying to contact former girlfriend Rachael Taylor. Newton and the Transformers actress had split in 2010 after he allegedly attacked her during a trip to Rome. According to Aap, Murphy said that the Underbelly star was (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Newton back in clinic after health scare

6 March 2011 7:59 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew Newton has returned to his psychiatric clinic following a spell in hospital. The Underbelly actor, who was rushed to hospital with stomach pains following a court appearance for breaching an Avo last week, was reportedly "medicated" for an inflammation and was then allowed to return to the Northside West Clinic. Newton's lawyer Chris Murphy wrote on Twitter: "Doctors believe that the stress of recent events is having a damaging (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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