Former Channel Nine star Cameron Williams has abruptly pulled a luxury home from auction after denying allegations he drunkenly assaulted his wife during a late-night row.
- Ex-Channel Nine star Cameron Williams pulled Coogee home from auction
- The four-bedroom home was expected to sell for more than $5.4 million on Saturday
- Williams faces charges that he drunkenly assaulted his wife in a late-night argument
Ex-Nine Network star Cameron Williams has withdrawn his house from auction after allegations he drunkenly assaulted his wife during a heated, late-night row.
Williams was due to auction his home in Coogee, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on Saturday.
He hoped to sell the house for more than $5.4 million with its prime location, sweeping views and four bedrooms a major selling point.
It comes as Williams battles allegations he pushed and grabbed his wife Natasha Russo while they were on their Howes Valley property in NSW’s Hunter Valley.
The couple have become estranged and are believed to be in the process of divorcing.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him following his arrest at the country retreat early Sunday morning.
Former Nine star Cameron Williams has pulled his home from auction after allegations he drunkenly assaulted his wife during a heated late-night row.
Williams was due to have his house in Coogee, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, auctioned on Saturday.
He hoped to sell the house for more than $5.4 million with its prime location, stunning views and four bedrooms a major selling point.
Williams and Ms Russo shared the Coogee home together after the former news anchor bought the property for $1.75 million in 2007.
Located 500 meters from the beach, it features a tropical garden and patio walls made from ironwood from Hampden Bridge in Wagga Wagga.
Williams, 59, pleaded not guilty to one count of domestic violence and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He made a brief appearance at Singleton Local Court on Thursday.
Judge Kevin Hockey adjourned the case until January 20 for an expected four-hour hearing and continued bail for the father-of-two.
Court documents revealed that police decided to release Williams on bail after his arrest because he had no history of domestic violence.
“The defendant (Williams) is a well-known figure in the media,” Cessnock Police Sergeant Paul Ireland said as he detailed the reasons for Williams’ bail.
“She lives in Sydney and has dependent children.
“He is not convicted of any crime.
Williams and Ms Russo shared a house in Coogee after the former news anchor bought the property for $1.75 million in 2007.
Located 500 meters from the beach, it consists of a tropical garden and patio walls made from ironwood from Hampden Bridge in Wagga Wagga.
“It is highly unlikely that a custodial sentence would be imposed if the accused was convicted of the offence.”
Sgt Ireland said the alleged offense was considered serious but was “at the lower end of the seriousness spectrum”.
Williams and his wife Natasha Russo, 47, were working on their country property with two friends last Saturday before they started drinking.
The couple were arguing in their room later that night when Williams allegedly grabbed his wife’s arm and shoved her.
One of their friends heard the couple arguing from a nearby room and called triple zero.
Police said officers arrived at the Putty Road property around 1 a.m. for reports of a domestic incident.
The property consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a tropical garden
Williams was arrested, taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged.
Police also took out a non-violence order (AVO) against Williams on Ms Russo’s behalf before granting him conditional bail.
The conditions of the AVO included Williams being of good behavior and not committing any further offences.
Williams left his job as a sports presenter on Nine in March, saying he had struggled with declining health for years and wanted to deal with the situation for his family.
Nine denied reports Williams had resigned after a heated exchange with Sydney news director Simon Hobbs.
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