Distinguished sports activities journalist Paul Kent has been charged with alleged home violence offences and stood down from his function at Fox Sports activities.
- Fees alleged Paul Kent assaulted and choked a 33-year-old lady at his house
- Kent was absent from his normal spot on Fox’s NRL 360 on Monday night time
- Previous and present gamers say Kent’s fees ought to get as a lot consideration as these in opposition to gamers do
The costs in opposition to Kent emerged over the weekend, with police alleging a 33-year-old lady and a 53-year-old man have been concerned in an altercation earlier than she was allegedly assaulted.
Police stated in a press release each have been identified to one another and have been each arrested by officers who attended the scene.
The person was charged with frequent assault and deliberately choking with out consent, and has been advised to look in courtroom on Wednesday.
The lady was launched with out being charged.
A picture of the Fox presenter and Information Corp author representing Full Cease Australia, a non-profit aimed toward ending household violence, was shared extensively on social media after the costs have been reported.
Full Cease deleted the tweet and stated Kent’s ambassadorship with the organisation ended six years in the past.
Kent was absent from his normal spot on Fox Sports activities’ NRL 360 program on Monday night time, the primary episode for the reason that fees have been reported.
“Gorden Tallis is changing Paul Kent this week,” host Braith Anasta stated.
“Paul Kent is stood down whereas he offers with private points.”
The 53-year-old’s absence was not addressed at another level in this system, which many observers, together with former and present gamers have been fast to level out wouldn’t be the case in the event that they have been the topic of comparable allegations.
Roosters ahead Matt Lodge wrote a scathing Instagram publish that includes a phase from Monday night time’s present, which criticised the Sydney Roosters’ recruitment of Lodge, who pleaded responsible to assault after drunkenly forcing his manner into an house in New York Metropolis in 2015.
Tallis stated the Roosters by no means used to recruit “individuals like that”, referring to Lodge flipping his center finger at followers whereas taking part in for the Warriors in 2021.
“Legitimate factors Gordon. Can we please hear Kenty’s opinion now. #askkenty #whereskent,” Lodge wrote, referencing an everyday call-out for followers to put in writing inquiries to Kent on social media. Former NSW State of Origin playmaker James Maloney tweeted that he wished Kent to be “handled precisely as a participant can be”.
“His job makes him a public determine within the recreation so there isn’t any distinction,” Maloney tweeted.
In the meantime, former Dragons, Cowboys and Eels participant Cameron King stated there was already an imbalance in the best way Kent was being handled when in comparison with gamers.
“If that was a participant there can be 15 tales with little or no details & cameras at their home,” King tweeted.
“Can we not take the difficulty as significantly if it is somebody within the media???”